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Minnesota Studies in International Development 
MSID is an academic study abroad program with emphasis on grassroots internships, the study of development and research. Enrollment options include fall semester, spring semester and full academic year.  Visit site 
Database of local volunteer opportunities in Canada. Volunteers can update their contact information, sign up for new volunteer activities, view their volunteer schedule, let the volunteer manager know when they are available and log their volunteer hours.   Visit site
Nabuur Foundation 
Nabuur Foundation matches online volunteers with local communities (“Villages”) in developing countries. Visitors are invited to become virtual neighbours of these Villages and help in their need of information.  Visit site
Network for Good 
Network for Good is a leading charitable resource where people can donate, volunteer, and get involved with the issues they care about. Offers the possibility to donate to over one million nonprofit organizations and to choose from among tens of thousands of volunteer opportunities.  Visit site
New Horizon Care Centre (Pakistan) 
A volunteer organization providing treatment services for those suffering from substance abuse such as drugs, chemicals and alcohol. Over 3,000 clients have benefited from the programme.  Visit site
Nexos Voluntarios 
Nexos Voluntarios promotes high quality voluntary activity by incouraging impact-driven non-profit organisations to incorporate volunteers, and by acting as a bridge between such organisations and motivated individuals who whish to participate in meaningful social initiatives in Peru.  Visit site
NICE (Never-ending International workCamps Exchange) 
NICE organizes for people from around the globe to work and live together in cooperative voluntary service work camps in Japan and Malaysia, where participants work directly with local communities for two to three weeks on various projects aimed at engaging communities and developing more sustainable practices.  Visit site
Operation Crossroads Africa  
The programs of Operation Crossroads Africa are designed to promote understanding of Africa and Africans in the Diaspora based on the belief that one can truly enter another culture only by living and working in it.   Visit site
Our Generation Voluntary Organisation (OGVO) 
The Our Generation Voluntary Organisation (OGVO) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit making organization in Ghana, aiming to foster cross-cultural understanding to help the helpless and needy in society. Teams of young men and women work for OGVO in both rural and urban Ghana.   Visit site
Peace Corps 
Since 1961, more than 178,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have been invited to 138 host countries to work on various issues including AIDS education, information technology, and environmental preservation. Works in countries from Asia to Central America, and from Europe to Africa. Candidates must be over age 18 and be US citizens.  Visit site

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The people you'll meet on these pages are not famous, yet they have touched millions of people's lives through their committment, compassion and courage. They've been baptized as  "trailblazers", "shakers and movers", "disaster responders", among others.  Whatever names they've been called, they have one thing in common -- they've made a difference.