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United Nations Volunteers 
The United Nations Volunteers programme is the volunteer arm of the United Nations that supports sustainable human development globally through promotion of volunteerism. It mobilizes qualified UN Volunteers and encourages people to become active in volunteering in their countries. Since 1971, some 30,000 UN Volunteers have worked in about 140 countries. Volunteers must be at least 25 years old and have some professional work experience.  Visit site
United Planet 
United Planet (UP) is a leading international, educational, humanitarian, and peace-building, non-profit organization with members and volunteers in over 150 countries devoted to fostering cross-cultural understanding and friendship, supporting communities in need, and promoting social & economic prosperity among cultures in order to unite the world in a community beyond borders. As featured on CNN, United Planet has a diverse range of initiatives, including 1-52 week cultural and volunteer programs, called United Planet Quests, in 50 countries.  Visit site
Universal Free School for Children (VA, USA) 
UFSFC is a non profit organization to promote education as a fundamental human right through construction and establishment of free primary and secondary schools for children.  Visit site
Universidad de Costa Rica Programa de Voluntario 
The Volunteer Program of the University of Costa Rica is developing a project that intends to create a bridge with international volunteer organizations.  Visit site
UNV’s Online Volunteering service 
UNV’s Online Volunteering (OV) service connects development organizations and volunteers over the Internet and supports their effective online collaboration.
It gives development organizations access to a broader pool of knowledge and resources to enhance their capacities, while it offers individuals worldwide additional opportunities to volunteer for development and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.  Visit site
US Doctors For Africa 
US Doctors For Africa promotes the flow of volunteer physicians, nurses and other medical professionals to Africa to provide capacity building and direct medical services to populations ravaged by disease, malnutrition and inadequate medical care.   Visit site
USA Freedom Corps 
Created by US President George W. Bush in 2002, USA Freedom Corps provides a search-friendly database that includes volunteer opportunities from organizations across USA. Also includes international and online volunteering opportunities.  Visit site
Vitalise is a UK charity providing essential breaks for disabled people and carers. It runs one of the largest and most diverse volunteer programmes in the UK. Volunteers include retired schoolteachers, students, elderly widowers and teenagers.  Visit site
Voluntario Global 
Voluntario Global is a non-profit association dedicated to developing volunteer programs in Latin America. It provides several opportunities for volunteers to work with people of all ages and backgrounds.   Visit site
Voluntarios Bolivia 
Volunteer Bolivia was initiated with the goal of providing a bridge to understanding Bolivia and her people. Since our founding in 2001, we have offered a unique combination of Spanish language immersion, volunteer work and homestays. Our volunteers work in micro-enterprises, literacy centers, and children's services. We work with a wide range of humanitarian and social organizations providing an authentic service experience and the chance to make a difference.  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.