Building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, behind trees with purple flowers.

Volunteer Programs

American Friends Service Committee
Volunteer and internship opportunities in the U.S., China, Mexico and Africa. 215-241-7295

Amerispan Unlimited
For a fee, offers a variety of educational travel programs including language programs, volunteer/internship placements, Academic Study Abroad and Specialized Programs such as SALUD, an AMSA-endorsed medical Spanish program. 800-879-6640

American India Foundation (AIF)
AIF’s Clinton Fellowship is an immersive volunteer service program that trains and places young professionals to support development organizations in India. Fellows learn about inclusive leadership in the fields of education, livelihoods, and public health.

Amigos de las Americas
Volunteer community service opportunities in Latin America for high school and college-aged students.

ArtCorps strengthens international development initiatives by sending volunteer professional artists to work with Central American organizations (NGOs) to creatively communicate their social messages through art.

Center for Cultural Interchange
Non-profit international education exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development and world peace.  Organizes high school exchange, short-term group homestay, internship, work & travel, volunteer and language study programs in the U.S. and in over 30 countries around the world.

Cosmic Volunteers
U.S.-based non-profit offering volunteer and internship programs abroad in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Cross Cultural Solutions
For a fee, which includes such things as meals, lodging, language assistance, etc., volunteers sign-up for international programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania and Thailand. 800-380-4777

Earthwatch Institute
Two to three week field research expeditions available in over 50 countries. info@earthwatch.org800-776-0188

Fourth World Movement
NGO’s goal is to foster partnership with families in persistent poverty and other citizens. Summer work camps in Belgium, Germany and France.  Camp housing sometimes provided; however, volunteers pay for all other expenses.  301-336-9489

Global Vision International
Global Vision International is the parent company of GVI and The Academy for Internships Abroad.  Guided by a commitment to responsible travel, engaging programs, education and cultural exchange Global Vision International designs, implements and manages over 200 programs worldwide. Through our own sales offices in North America, the UK and Australia along with an extensive partner network, we send over 3,000 participants annually to more than 40 countries worldwide. Over the last 10 years, Global Vision International has successfully placed over 10,000 individuals in overseas programs. From our roots as a quality volunteer abroad provider, we have developed into an organization respected for its international training courses, professional internships and corporate social responsibly programs.

International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE)
Offers short and long-term exchanges combining home stays with voluntary service in a variety of community service projects in over 35 countries. 212-206-7307

International Voluntary Services (IVS)
Short-term projects usually run for between two to three weeks. Long-term projects need volunteers for anywhere between three to twelve months (year-round opportunities) and have specific job descriptions for which volunteers must have the relevant skills and experience.  About 800 summer projects running throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and South America.  202-387-5533

International Volunteer Programs Association
Searchable listings of international volunteer abroad programs.

Israel Aliyaha Center
Volunteer on a kibbutz in Israel.  For a minimal fee receive accommodations, food and small stipend.

Peace Corps
Two year volunteer positions are available in 94 countries.  Expenses are covered and a monthly stipend and readjustment income upon completion of program are provided. 800-424-8580

Projects Abroad
Volunteer abroad from one month to one year assignments in teaching, journalism, medicine, archaeology, conservation, finance, marketing, public relations, sales and more.  888-839-3535

The Experiment in International Living
Summer leadership positions guiding high school students abroad for three to five week excursions, community service opportunities and language studies programs in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia.  800-345-2929

United Planet
International non-profit offering one to 12 week volunteer abroad programs in Peru, Costa Rica, Tibet, Tanzania, India, Chile, Jordan, Cambodia, Mexico and Thailand. Project placements in healthcare, education, orphanage work, environmental conservation, women’s empowerment and community development are complemented by homestays and cultural learning activities. Six or 12 month programs also available.  800-292-2316

Visions in Action
One year volunteer positions in Africa and Mexico. 212-625-7402

Volunteers for Peace (VFP)
For a fee, coordinates international exchanges of volunteers for over 90 countries. 802-259-2759, fax 802-259-2922

YMCA of America
YMCA of Greater New York, International branch 212-727-8800. Various international volunteer program throughout the world.

Youth Challenge International
Youth Challenge International is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change in economic development, education, leadership development, environment and health.

Zote Investments and Projects
Zote offers both internship and externship programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Zote designs and facilitates student internships in education and community development, community healthcare, and tourism, currently offering internship opportunities in Kenya, East Africa and South Africa.