National Consortium for Study in Africa
volunteer, Research and Work Opportunities in Africa, page title
AASP Educational/Travel
Dr. Harold Rogers, President
PO Box 497327,
Chicago, IL. 60649
Tel: 773-667-1285
Fax: 773-684-6967
E-mail: or
Nonprofit Educational Organization. Internships, Study Abroad, Travel-Study, field Study Academic credit - undergraduate or graduate level. Multiple programs with diverse themes year round. AASP Educational/Travel Programs to Africa, Brazil and Cuba offers an intense immersion in and exposure to traditional and modern life, a unique educational experience that is both career-enhancing and profoundly personal & relevant in our Global Village. Participation is open to academics, professionals, students, non-students, persons with skills, current and future community leaders, and interested others.
Action Comores
The Old Rectory, Stansfield, Suffolk, CO10 8LT, United Kingdom
Tel:+44 (0)115 951 3238
Fax:+44 (0)115 951 3197
Action Comores is a voluntary conservation organization working in the Comoros Islands, which are situated in the Western Indian Ocean between Madagascar and mainland Africa. Our primary objective is to help alleviate the environmental problems of the Comores through scientific research, direct conservation and environmental education. Action Comores has visited the Comores regularly since 1992. The flagship species of our project is Livingstone's flying fox (Pteropuslivingstonii). Livingstone's flying fox is one of the rarest fruit bats in the world and is endemic to the Comores. Current population estimates suggest there are only around 1,000 individuals of this species left in the wild.
440 R Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20001 USA
Telephone: 202-462-3614
Fax: 202-387-1034
Africare helps Africa. Over the course of its 28 years, Africare has become a leader among private, charitable U.S. Organizations assisting Africa and is the oldest and largest African-American organization in that field. AFRICARE recruits employees for a variety of positions in nonprofit work. BA/BS 3 years experience, language proficiency, job specific. Africare now reaches 28 countries in every major region of the continent, from Egypt to South Africa and from Senegal to Mozambique.
Alliances Abroad
702 West Avenue,
Austin, Texas 78701
Tel: (888) 6-ABROAD
Fax: (512) 457-8062
Alliances Abroad offers quality programs in 6 African countries Ghana (Kumasi and Accra), Senegal (Dakar) Gambia, Mali, Cote D' I'vore, Cameroon & Benin. Programs are offered year-round and can last from 6 weeks to a year. Full service travel arrangements, country information, local support, and reminder services, at competitive prices. As a volunteer in Africa, you will gain insight into social issues and problems facing the country and help contribute to their solutions, while at the same time gaining valuable educational and professional experience.
American Connections to Africa
118 Bentwood Dr.,Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
Ph: (609) 429-1257 fax: (609) 616-2994
Internship positions in Zimbabwe & Mozambique. American Connections to Africa is a nonprofit corporation that brings used books, encyclopedia and computers for free distribution to African Schools. ACA interns work on projects dealing with environment, education, agriculture, & health.
American Refugee Committee
ARC International Headquarters,
2344 Nicollet Ave. S, Suite 350,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 USA
Tel: (612) 872-7060
Fax: (612) 872-4309

The ARC works for the survival, health, & well-being of refugees, displaced persons, and those at risk, and seeks to enable them to rebuild productive lives. ARC is an international nonprofit, nonsectarian organization which has provided multisectoral humanitarian assistance and training to thousands of beneficiaries for over 20 years. ARC employs skilled professionals in health care, management & technical fields. Most have advanced degrees, program management & prior overseas experience. Overseas experience is required for employment in the field. In order for ARC to provide the highest quality of care and services, we need the most experienced professionals possible, who have proven abilities to adapt to and work within another culture. ARC overseas field staff are given a monthly salary depending on position and country posting (usually between $US 1,500-4,000 per mo.) R.T. air transport to and from country of service, health insurance and group housing are provided.

Brethren In Christ World Missions
Carolyn Rotz,
431 Grantham Road, PO Box 390
Grantham, PA 17027-0390
Ph: (717) 697-2634
Fax: (717) 691-6053

Objectives: Brethren in Christ World Missions affirms active peacemaking, sacrificial service to others, as well as the pursuit of justice for the poor and oppressed in the name of Christ. Members of Brethren in Christ church. Please contact organization for more details. Programs: Macha Hospital a 208-bed rural hospital located 70 km from Choma in the southern province of Zambia. The major health problems of the population are malaria, gastroenteritis, injuries and parasitic and bacterial infections. HIV/AIDS coupled with tuberculosis also poses a major health problem. The hospital is administered by the Brethren in Christ Church of Zambia. There are no official intern/volunteer positions listed in the brochure. Contact the organization for more details and possibilities. Macha Hospital PO Box 630340 Choma, Zambia

The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307
Ph: (404) 331-3900
More than 100 undergraduate and graduate students work as interns with Center programs for academic credit or practical experience each year. Approximately 130 volunteers donate an average of one day of their time each week to the Center. They work with program staff, assist with special events, and conduct select private tours. Internship information is available in this site. For information on volunteering at The Carter Center, please contact the Volunteer Office at (404) 420-5104.
Catholic Relief Services
209 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 - 3443
Tel: 410-625-2220 or 800-235-2772
Catholic Relief Services does not currently have a volunteer program. To be considered for International job openings you need a Visa and work documentation. The poor and marginalized have the most urgent claim on our mission as their vulnerability & oppression harms us all. We seek to share our talents, resources, and time with them, analyzing and addressing causes & systems that continue to impoverish them. In places where we work & serve, we seek to honor the autonomy of local communities, encouraging individual, family, and other shared initiatives which allow people to direct their own development process.
Center for International Education
1100 Student Services II,
Tel: (714) 824-6343, Fax: (714) 824-2092
A web-based manual designed to teach college and university students about using the Internet to find and prepare for international experiences.
Concern America
Janine Mills, Recruitment Coordinator
Address: 2024 North Broadway PO Box 1790
Santa Ana, CA 92702
Phone: (714) 953-8575
Fax: (714) 953-1242
Healthy children, potable water, decline in the number of life-threatening diseases, appropriate sanitation systems, trained and active community personnel, local and lasting employment opportunities, public health systems - these are a few of the results of the work of Concern America all designed to empower local people in economically poor countries to lift themselves out of poverty permanently. Concern America is a small nonprofit, nonsectarian, non-governmental development and refugee aid organization. Concern America recruits & sends professionals who serve as non-salaried volunteers for two or more years. Medical doctors, public health specialists, educators, agriculturists, engineers, and other experts are sent to share their skills and knowledge with community leaders. After 8 to 10 years in an area, the Concern America team leaves in place trained local people who are capacitated to continue the work and to bring it to neighboring communities. CA is currently engaged in development projects in Mexico, Mozambique, Central and South America.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
205 East 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10017-5706
Tel: (888) 268-6245
CIEE, is a nonprofit, non-goernmental organization dedicated to helping people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, & develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. Workcamps in Algeria, Ghana, Morocco, and Tunisia for individuals over 18 years. Proficiency in French is required for projects in francophone africa. Fee is $125 for a 2-4 week project, $200 for a 4-8 week project. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation. Room and board is provided. CIEE also awards need based travel scholarships to high school and undergraduate students who are planning to study or volunteer in africa.
Council on International Educational Exchange/ Volunteering Abroad
205 East 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10017-5706
Tel: (888) 268-6245
Seasonal paid work, internships, international volunteer & teaching abroad opportunities. Volunteer Projects are designed to include people of diverse backgrounds so there are few requirements for participation and generally no selection process. All projects require you to be an active participant, the most important qualifications you need are enthusiasm, flexibility & creativity. Projects take place from late June through September in Morocco, and Tunisia. Other workcamps are available in Algeria, and Ghana, Some programs require a proficiency in French. Volunteer responsible for program fee, and transportation. Some scholarships available. Program fees start from $300.
Council Travel
Tel: (800) 2COUNCIL
The One-stop resource for students and budget travelers. Find discount student airfares available only through Council Travel, information on Eurail passes, hostels, car rental abroad, group tours for students and young travelers, travel advice, jobs and much more. Search airfares online, make reservations and order your Eurail pass.
Cross-cultural Solutions
47 Potter Avenue,
New Rochelle, NY 10801 USA
Ph: (800) 380-4777 • (914) 632-0022
Fax: 914-632-8494
Unique "3-week to 6-month" programs give volunteers from all over the world the opportunity to come face to face with global issues and become part of productive solutions. We have developed close partnerships with exceptional social service pioneers in our host countries and together we have targeted health care, education and social development as the focus of our work. Some of the areas you can work in are: Primary care, Immunization, Health education, HIV/AIDS awareness, Physical therapy, Infant and child care, Upgrading the skills of lay health workers, Education, English language skills, Environmental conservation, Special education, Research assistance, Computer training, Arts and recreation, Literacy, Social Development, Income generation, Women's empowerment, Skill and vocational training, Community development, and Cultural exchange

Doctors Without Borders

URL: [Projects]

Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is the world's largest independent international medical relief agency aiding victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and others who lack health care due to geographic remoteness or ethnic marginalization. The organization operates independently of all governments, institutions, political, economic, or religious influences. It depends on volunteer health professionals in fulfilling its mission. Doctors Without Borders is an international organization, with offices in 18 countries. It sends more than 2,000 volunteers, of more than 45 nationalities, to some 80 countries annually.

Earthwatch Institute
3 Clock Tower Place,
Suite 100 Box 75 Maynard, MA 01754
Ph: (978) 461-0081
Fax: (978) 461-2332

With offices in 4 countries & a staff of 84 dedicated professionals, Earthwatch mobilizes 720 teams each year in over 50 countries, with the help of 4,000 volunteers of 46 nationalities. All offices contribute to the sponsorship of the many research projects you can join, but each office conducts their own lectures and events, weekend teams, and fellowship programs. Contact the office nearest you to learn more about how you can be involved in better understanding and conserving our biological and cultural resources worldwide. Select from volunteer projects:Dolphins in South Africa, Ghana hippo Sanctuary, Kenya's black Rhino, Zambia's park survey, Rare plants in Kenya, & the Anglo-Zulu war to name a few.
Eclaireuses ET Eclaireurs Du Senegal (EES)
5, rue Pierre Millon, P O Box 744
Dakar, Senegal
Tel: 011- 221- 27 73 67
This Senegalese youth agency's background is Church-related, but its main affiliation today is with the World Organization of Scout Movements. EES offers summer workcamps lasting 1-3 months; other positions, are available throughout the year. Work may include construction, training, agriculture, health, and environmental protection. Requirements: No special skills required, but EES looks for people with background in administration, agriculture, child care, teaching, training, & public relations. French is useful but not compulsory. Min. age: 18. Lodging is provided, but volunteers must cover other costs. Applications must be made by December for the following year.
The Foundation for Sustainable Development
Foundation for Sustainable Development
111 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201 USA
Phone/fax (703) 741-0832
The Foundation for Sustainable Development has international summer internship programs with grassroots development organizations in South Africa and Tanzania, as well as Bolivia and Nicaragua. FSD's summer internship programs consist of a 9-10 week internship with a local grassroots development organization, a family homestay, group orientation, evaluation sessions, and a mid-program group outing. Internships are available in a variety of areas including: environment/ conservation, economic development, women's issues, human rights, education, health, construction, youth development, natural disaster relief, micro-business, social work, and many more. For students with an interest in Africa, internship opportunities in the Kinondoni District of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania and in the Odi-Moritele District near Pretoria, South Africa. A minimum 3.0 GPA requirement. The program varies by country Avg. $2000 and includes all in-country travel, administration, room/board, and a donation to their host organizations. FSD is a registered 501c3 nonprofit, their program fee is tax deductible, & they work with students seeking college credit.
Global Exchange
Global Exchange Internship Program Coordinator, 2017 Mission St., Rm. 303,
San Francisco, CA 94110
Ph: (415) 255-7296, FAX (415) 255-7498
Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world. Founded in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world. Global Exchange supports non-governmental organizations that are promoting human rights and democracy in various countries in Central and South America, Asia and Africa. Our human rights work includes organizing delegations, monitoring elections, administering emergency funds and dissemination information through regular reports.
Global Service Corps (GSC)/
Earth Island Institute

Rick Lathrop, Executive Director, 300 Broadway #28
San Francisco, CA 94133-3312
Ph: (415) 788-3666 ext. 128,
Fax: (415) 788-7324
Global Service Corps (GSC) provides cross-cultural learning and community service adventures for adults in Tanzania. Short-term (2-4 wk's), long-term (2-6 mo's), and student internship programs are available. Participate in an adventure where you will learn, teach, work and relax in whole new ways? Global Service Corps provides opportunities to people young and old who want to share their time and experience to help make the world a better place. As an overseas volunteer with Global Service Corps, you will live and work in a developing country along side local people on a wide range of projects designed to improve the well-being of the Earth and its inhabitants. At the same time, volunteer participants gain a whole new perspective on the world we share. Volunteers will assist in raising HIV/AIDs awareness, teacher training and English language instruction.
Global Volunteers
375 E. Little Canada Rd.
St. Paul, MN 55117 USA
Ph: 800-487-1074, 651-407-6100,
Fax: 651-482-0915
Global Volunteers, is a private nonprofit, nonsectarian development organization, founded in 1984 with the goal of helping to establish a foundation for peace through mutual international understanding. At the request of local leaders and indigenous host organizations, Global Volunteers sends teams of volunteers to live and work with local people on human and economic development projects identified by the community as important to its long-term development. The volunteers' energy, creativity and labor are put to use at the same time that they gain a genuine, firsthand understanding of how other people live day-to-day. African programs include work in Ghana and Tanzania. Many volunteers are students but most are between the ages of 30-80. Medical Students are welcomed. Language requirements English.

Health & Child Survival Fellows Program
National Secretariat
103 East Mount Royal Avenue, Suite #2B
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA
Tel: 410 659 4108
Fax: 410 659 4118
Current Openings Page

A USAID-funded Program Implemented by the Johns Hopkins University, Institute for International Programs. With the objective of establishment and fostering of a cadre of field-experienced technical experts in child survival & international health The National Secretariat identifies, places, supports and supervises junior and mid-career experts in assignments in the broad fields of child survival and international health. These assignments contribute to health and child survival programs in developing countries, as well as to the career development and commitment of the experts themselves. Assignments are for 2 years and are based either at USAID Headquarters in Washington, DC or in its overseas field Missions. Occasionally, Fellows are placed in assignments with PVOs, NGOs, and international donor organizations.

The Institute of Cultural Affairs
* ICA-International
Rue Amedee Lynen 8 B-1210 Brussels Belgium
TEL: + (32 2) 219 0087 FAX: +(32 2) 219 0406
* ICA Heartland / Chicago
4750 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60640,
USA TEL:+(1 773) 769 6363,
FAX:+(1 773) 769 1144

The Institute of Cultural Affairs is a worldwide private, nonprofit organization. Their aim is to develop and implement methods of individual, community and organizational development. Their programs are highly participatory in nature and are often conducted in collaboration with other organizations, be they public, private, voluntary or local community groups. ICA activities include community meeting facilitation, educational research and training, organizational transformation, youth and women's program, sustainable rural development symposia and projects, leadership training, personal development workshops, strategic planning seminars, conference facilitation, documentation and evaluation. Program's available in Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, & Zambia

Intercultural Dimensions (Nonprofit Educational Organization) PO Box 391437,
Cambridge, MA 02139.
Tel: (617) 864-8442
Fax: (617) 868 1273
2323/ idhome.html

Volunteer, Study and Travel Program in French-speaking West Africa since 1993. Intercultural Dimensions in assoc. with North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA, has conducted educational and volunteer programs to the rural areas of Senegal, West Africa for students, educators and other professionals. In the three week Crossing Cultures program limited to eight people, participants visit different parts of the country and engage in community projects, stay with Senegalese families or in guest houses, use public transportation, & experience village life. Extended stays for volunteer and field work can be arranged. Cross-cultural sessions precede each group departure.
Interculture South Africa
PO Box 31784 Braamfontein 2017 South Africa
Interculture South Africa Traduna Centre, 5th Fl. 118 Jorrissen Street, Braamfontein South Africa

Ph: (27) (11) 339-2741, Fax: (27) (11) 339-2742
Interculture South Africa is a nonprofit, non-governmental, self-funded and volunteer based organization. Our aim is intercultural learning opportunities, primarily for youth, through educational and community organization. We are a part of the worldwide AFS Intercultural Programmes network (previously under the name AFS/American Field Service). Some of their Programmes International Year Exchange Programme, Volunteer Community Service Programme, Educator Programmes, and Networks.

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
Tobias Wittmann, Friends of IAESTE Network Coordinator Tel: +49-911-4087990 Pastoriusstr.20
Fax: +49-911-4087991 90480
Nuremberg, Germany

IAESTE aims to provide students at institutions of higher education with technical experience abroad relative to their studies and to operate an exchange programme for the benefit of students, academic institutions and other organization offering traineeships. Each member country collects offers from employers willing to receive students from abroad for a training period related to the student's disciplines or study. The offering companies or organizations are expected to pay students a wage sufficient to cover their cost of living during the actual training periods. These offers are exchanged with other members on a reciprocal basis at the General Conference. Through their affiliated universities and colleges, national secretariats select qualified students according to employer's requirements as stated on the training offers. Details of the selected candidates are sent to companies for approval. Receiving countries arrange the necessary permits, lodging, and in many cases for social and cultural programs during or after the training period. All participating students are insured against accidents and illness and pay their own transportation expenses.
International Foundation for Education and Self-help
5040 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 260
Scottsdale, Arizona USA 85254-4687
Tel: (602) 443-1800; Fax: (602) 443-1824

A nonprofit organization dedicated to self-help initiatives in vocational skills, agriculture and literacy training in developing countries. Current endeavors include; Projects in 40 Sub-Saharan African Countries, Leadership Training Conferences. The International Fellows Program, Teachers for Africa Program, and African Bankers Training Program. Countries with programs include: Tanzania, Central African Republic, Swaziland, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Niger, Guinea, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Botswana and Zaire.
International Service & Travel Center
48 Coffman Memorial Union, Minn., MN 55455
Tel: (612) 626-4782
A not for profit student organization at the Univ. of Minnesota that provides online study abroad directory, and a volunteer database.
International Christian Youth Exchange (ICYE), International Office
Grobe Hamburger Str. 30, D-10115 Berlin Germany
Ph:(49) 30/2839055-0/-1, Fax:(49) 30/28390552
ICYE is a nonprofit youth exchange organization that offers opportunities to young people all over the world to spend a semester or a year living abroad with a family or host-project and being involved in voluntary service or attending school. The ICYE Federation is an international independent nonprofit organization with 30 National Committees in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.
International Youth Hostel Federation
733 15th Street N W Suite 840
Washington DC 20005 USA
Tel: (1) (202) 7836161, Fax: (1) (202) 7836171
`Hostelling International', sometimes called `Youth Hostelling International' is the brand name of Youth Hostels across the world. Originally created to help young people of limited means to experience the countryside and cities of the world, hostels are now also at the heart of international tourism for a wide age group. Today's hostellers are just as likely to be in their thirties and bring their family by car, as to arrive alone on foot with a rucksack. All ages use hostels as their gateway to cultural exploration and the appreciation of nature. Hostels already provide over 31 million over night stays a year through 4,500 hostels in more than 60 countries.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps, International
Contact: Program Coordinator
PO Box 25478 Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 687-1132, Fax: 202-687-5082
Jesuit volunteers put their faith into action. They work in programs that enable the poor and powerless to begin to help themselves. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, have Christian motivation, college degree or relevant work experience, and flexibility. JVS encourages people form all races and ethnic origins to apply. Although the JVC is rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, applicants from other Christian traditions are welcome. Jesuit volunteers work with the homeless, unemployed, refugees, people with AIDS, the elderly, street youth, abused women and children, and the mentally ill. Positions are available in teaching, nursing and community service. Most JVC jobs can be done by people who have a general education background. JVC has programs in Tanzania.
LEAPNow: Lifelong Education
Alternatives & Programs

PO Box 1817 Sebastopol, CA 95473
Phone: 707-829-1142
A 12 week semester of service work in Ghana. 12-14 people will work together in small Ghanaian villages to build schools and school furniture - completing schools in 3 villages during each program. Participants will be integrated into the life of each village served. Final 2 weeks spent doing 2 workshops: Drumming and Dancing, and Batik & Tie-dye. Opportunities to really help children in Ghana who are learning in buildings that are open to the elements. Learn simple construction skills. Live with Ghanaian families throughout the program.
LaFetra Fellows Program
1221 Preservation Park Way #100,
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel (510) 763 9206, Fax (510) 763 9290
The LaFetra Fellows Program is committed to increasing accessibility and diversity in the field of international volunteerism while fostering responsibility in service. The program's focus is to support and train community organizers and those who volunteer working on similar issues in local communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Operations Crossroads Africa
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1366, N.Y., NY 10027
Tel. (212) 870-2106, Fax (212) 870-2644
"The darkest thing about Africa is America's ignorance of it" This nonprofit, non-governmental organization has in the last 39 summers sent over 10,000 persons to 35 African and 12 Caribbean countries to lend sweat and muscle and build friendship. Work, Study for credit program.
Peace Corps Volunteer
1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526
Ph: 1-800-424-8580
West Africa Positions Open Now! As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you'll travel overseas and make real differences in the lives of real people. Whether you're teaching children the basics of math, science, and English or working with a community to protect the local environment; whether you're helping people stay healthy, expand their businesses, or grow more nutritious food, you will help change and improve the human condition at the grassroots level. Peace Corp at MSU
Peterson's Educational & Career Center
202 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: (609) 243-9111
URL: sasector.html
Provider of information on US accredited educational institutions and special programs found around the world.
Presbyterian Peacemaking Program
Travel/Study Seminars, Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, 100 Witherspoon Street, Rm 1619, Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Tel: 888-728-7228, Fax: 800-392-5788

Travel/Study Seminars - The seminar allows you to gain first hand experience of the unfolding dimensions of the "new South Africa. The itinerary includes urban and rural contacts in a around Johannesburg, Durban, East London, and Cape Town.
Quaker Peace Centre
3 Rye Road Mowbray, Cape Town 7700 South Africa
Tel: +27 21 685 7800, Fax: +27 21 686 8167
The Quaker Peace Centre Workcamps Project is designed to facilitate the development of a strong workcamp movement in South Africa. Workcamps offer volunteers an opportunity to work on a community related project, including construction & renovation of community facilities, conservation of the natural environment and cultural heritage, and organizing holiday activities for disadvantaged groups. The Centre offers international work camps which are open to South Africans and volunteers from around the world.

Rural Upgrade Support Organization (RUSO)
PO Box CO 1686
Tema, Ghana
Tel: +233 22 401986 ,
Fax:+233 20 2000 2343

RUSO is a nonpolitical, nonsectarian and non-governmental organization that employs volunteer humanitarian action to empower local communities and contribute grassroots solutions to RURAL challenges of providing health-care, education and social development. It is a unique service organization registered in Ghana to help the RURAL people from different cultures gain a new understanding of each other the spirit of sharing ideas by working together toward a common goal as follows: HEALTH CARE: Primary care, Immunization, Health education, HIV/AIDS awareness, Physical therapy, Infant and child care. EDUCATION: English language skills, Special education, Computer training, Arts and recreation, Literacy Community Development: Income generation, Women's empowerment, Skill and vocational training, Cultural exchange. We believe the people of each culture know and understand what is appropriate for their community. RUSO is working with a motto of "The spirit of sharing with tender loving care". Our volunteers are active and retired professionals and students who work side-by-side the permanent staff.
Savannah Camps & Lodges
Steve Turner. Managing Director
E. A. Omithological Safaris LTD
PO Box 48019 Nairobi, Kenya (mailing)
11th Fl. Fedha Towers, Standard Street (phys)
Fax # 254-2-330698 or 216528
Tel # 254-2-331191 or 222075
e-mail -
The Taita Discovery Centre is a (400 sq. kms) piece of land, 3 times larger than Ngorongoro Crater. This is a total wilderness full of wildlife. With a population of 500-1000 Elephant, 80-120 Lion, 50+ Cheetah, Leopard, Hyena not to mention lot's and lot's of fascinating reptiles, insects and plants too. They have built an "African Village" using only local labor, materials, contracts, and all recycled fittings. The Taita Discovery Centre (TDC) will accommodate 40 students on Environmental Education courses. They also have a second "research camp" - Galla Camp, aimed at accommodating 8 full time research/ volunteer personnel. Facilities in this region include: a) Galla Camp - for wildlife researchers and those who wish to fulfill a purpose in their travel. b) Taita Discovery Centre - for environmental education c) Kasigau Bandas - for community service volunteers. Prices range from US $24 to $224 per person, per night.
Service Civil International, USA
SCI International Voluntary Service
814 NE 40th Street,
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: (206) 545-6585,
Fax: (206) 545-6585

SCI believes when groups of people from different countries are living and volunteering together on a grassroots community building project, barriers between them will decrease and international understanding will increase. SCI attempts to promote greater understanding and tolerance through out the world through practical measures such as short term and long term volunteer exchanges among all nations and peoples. Through various nonprofit partner organizations worldwide and through SCI international, national and regional branch development, the U.S. branch of SCI participates in the SCI network which exchanges over 5,000 volunteers each year in short term 2-4 wk international group workcamps and in long term 3-12 months volunteer postings in over 50 countries.
Street Kids International
398 Adelaide Street. W., Suite 1000, 10th Floor, Toronto, Canada M5V 1S7
Ph: (416) 504-8994, Fax: (416) 504-8977
Zambia. These internships are volunteer positions sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency's Youth Internship Program. Basic living and travel expenses of the interns are covered and a small stipend is provided.

Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW)
17 Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3PB
Tel: +44 (0)171 2220138,
FAX: +44 (0)1712330008

SPW is an international charity, operating since 1985, which is centered around young people. Volunteers from Britain, Europe, Australia and America, work on school-based education and community based environment programmes in Africa . Every year they recruit over 500 people between 18 and 25 from the developing worlds to work in Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. SPW volunteers enable youth in the communities they work in to think of and initiate activities which can make a positive contribution to their surroundings and the way they live their lives.
Student Youth Travel Organization (SYTO)
PO Box 9732, KIA, Accra, Ghana
Tel: 233-21-776081, Fax: 233-21-774338
A nonprofit N.G.O. with headquarters in Accra, Ghana, offers International Work Exchange Placements, Internship Programmes, Academic Placements and Language Immersion Programmes. You have an opportunity to create your own work/travel overseas adventure , with a security blanket.
Student Youth Travel Organization (SYTO)
PO Box 411833
Craighall, Johannesburg, RSA
Ph: 404-244-1803,
Fax: 404-244-1803/1982

SYTO is a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting in-depth intercultural interactions among students and youth through various cultural and exchange programmes including Community Volunteer, Student Work Abroad, Cultural Immersion, Internship and Academic Placements. We provide opportunities for youth and students in West Africa, South Africa, UK, USA, Australia and Europe to travel and experience new cultures, enabling them to develop independence, self knowledge and life skills. We offer full assistance, orientation & support for all programmes.
Study Abroad Programs Directory
Liberty City Promotions, Inc.
265 E. Dutton Mill Road, Aston, PA 19014 USA
Tel: 610-494-5095 Fax: 610-497-3812
An online study abroad information resource. Here you will find listings for thousands of study abroad programs in more than 100 countries throughout the world.
Transitions Abroad
PO Box 1300. Amherst, MA 01004-1300 USA
Tel: (800) 293 0373

Tel: (413) 256-3414, Fax: (413) 256-0373
Information on alternatives to mass tourism - and experiencing cultures on their own terms as a guest in the host country.

United Nations Volunteers
Postfach 260 111
D-53153 BONN, Germany
Tel: (49 228) 815 2000
Fax: (49 228) 815 2001

International UN Volunteer specialists serve in a country other than their own and are recruited for practical and specialized inputs to development or humanitarian programmes. Intl. UNV specialists usually hold a university degree or a higher diploma and have extensive professional experience. Their contracts are usually for 2 years. Assignments for Intl. UNV specialists in humanitarian relief, peace-building, electoral work or human rights can vary from a few months to a year or more. UNISTAR volunteers (United Nations Intl. Short-term Advisory Resources) are Intl. executives and technical experts who offer their know-how to support private and public sector entrepreneurship in developing countries. Their contracts vary from 1 week to 3 months. TOKTEN volunteers (Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals) are professionals living outside their homeland who return there for short periods to assist academic, research, public or industrial bodies. Their contracts vary from 1 week to 3 months.

University of Arizona, Farmer to Farmer Program
Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
Anthropology Building, Room 316
Tucson, AZ 85721-0030
Tel: (520) 622-5546, Fax: (520) 798-3066

The Farmer-to-Farmer Program at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona, is working with Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance in recruiting highly experienced, short-term volunteer technical consultants to assist in improving agricultural activities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Project efforts are ongoing over a 5-year period, they are in need of experts in all areas of agriculture. Requests for other types of specialists arrive regularly, with approximately 6 weeks' notice before a volunteer is needed in the field. These assignments are for a period of 5 to 6 weeks; other assignments range from 3 weeks to 3 months, depending on project needs & volunteer availability. We seek Volunteers who: possess a high degree of technical expertise; have significant field experience, preferably including developing countries; are in excellent health, and able to travel extensively under often challenging conditions; are citizens of the USA.
University Research Expeditions Program (UREP), University of California
One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616
Tel: 530-752-0692, Fax: 530-752-0681
Join a University of California research team and volunteer for a vacation with a purpose! Participants travel to locations worldwide where they learn new skills, make new friends and help contribute to our growing knowledge of the planet. UREP participants come from all walks of life: students, teachers, professionals or active seniors, and no special experience is needed. You can turn your vacation into the adventure of a lifetime, whether your interest is archaeology, animal studies, geology, arts and culture, the environment, or conservation! Each participant is an active and full-fledged member of the research team and contributes an equal share to cover the project costs. As a donation to the University of California, your contribution is tax-deductible.

Univ. of Pennsylvania, African Studies Center
647 Williams Hall,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
Phone: (215)-898-6971;
FAX: (215)-573-8130
If you have any questions or thoughts please do not hesitate to contact

Volunteer and Travel. Social work with street children in Zimbabwe or Angola, Teach English in Africa, India, China or Europe, Teach Aids Prevention, Build schools and clinics, Work with farmers,and agriculture. This work involves 6 months training in Denmark, (or USA, England, Africa, India) then 6 months work in Africa, India or Brazil. After this there is a 2 month follow up period, where you do information work and share your experiences with the other new teams We are looking for volunteers to start immediately, other starting dates/locations are available. Further information about this work, start dates, costs, etc.

University of Virginia
Materials on Working, Interning, and Volunteering Internationally
Visions in Action
2710 Ontario Road NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel:  202-625-7402
Fax: 202-625-2353
Visions in Action is an Int'l nonprofit organization with the conviction that you can learn and contribute by working as a part of a community of volunteers committed to social justice. Visions in Action offer 6 month and 1 year volunteer positions in 5 African countries. Positions are available with non-profit development organizations, research institutes, health clinics, community groups and the media. The program features a month long orientation, including intensive language study, followed by volunteer placement. The average cost is $5500-7500. Many Visions in Action volunteers have been able to fund raise some or all of their program costs, which are tax-deductible for the donor. In Tanzania work with children, women's issues, environment, health care, rural development, and small business. A commitment to learning Swahili is crucial. Burkina Faso; Work in agriculture, health, education, environment, and business development. Uganda; Focus on children and public health, and the AIDS epidemic. South Africa; Work to improve race relations, promote democracy and human rights, and diminish violence. In Zimbabwe work in publishing, journalism, women's issues, youth coordination and public health. 6 & 12 mo. options are offered.

(The Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana) The General Secretary, PO Box 1540
Accra, GHANA (West Africa)
Phone: 233-21-663486, FAX: 233-21-665960

The Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana, founded in 1956, is one of Africa's most successful service organizations. Volunteer projects include building schools, clinics, farming, rainforest conservation, tree planting, computer training, health/ environmental education, youth work, etc. Projects are self-help and sustainable by the local communities. Int'll Volunteers join Ghanaians and local villagers in 1, 2 and 3 week projects held during summer and winter. Participation in multiple projects is encouraged. A life-changing, career-enhancing experience. WRITE (by regular mail) or FAX to request the application and new schedule of workcamp projects. Open to all ages. Students typically arrange to receive academic credit from their schools.

317 Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2PN, UK
Tel (+44) 20 8780 7200
fax (+44) 20 8780 7300
VSO enables men and women to work along side people in poorer countries in order to share skills, build capabilities and promote international understanding and action, in the pursuit of a more equitable world. VSO is a charity that sends aid to developing countries, not in the form of money, food, clothing or equipment, but in the form of expert volunteers. The right people with the right skills who are committed to ensuring lasting, sustainable improvements where they are most needed. VSO volunteers are recruited from around the world, and all are dedicated to sharing skills and building the capabilities of those with whom they work. VSO works in education, health, natural resources, business, social work, librarianship, media, law, the technical trades and engineering.
VolunteerAfrica Organisation
Business Volunteering
PO Box 24, Bakewell,
Derbyshire DE45 1ZW
VolunteerAfrica is an International non-profit organisation that is run by a team of volunteers spread around the world. VolunteerAfrica has been established to give people from around the world the opportunity to work on community initiated projects in developing countries. In return for hosting these international volunteers the host organisation will receive donations from the volunteers. The first projects will be in Tanzania and Health Action Promotion Association (HAPA) will be the host organisation.
Volunteers For Peace,
International Workcamps (VFP)

1034 Tiffany RD, Belmont, VT- 05730-0202
Tel: 802-259-2759, Fax: 802-259-2922
VFP is a Vermont nonprofit membership corporation which has been coordinating International Workcamps since 1982. VFP is a member of the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service at UNESCO and works in cooperation with Service Civil International (SCI), the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations, and the International Youth Action for Peace. In 1999, we exchanged over 1300 volunteers. An affordable and meaningful way that you can travel, live and work in a foreign country.

The costs and fees associated with these programs are subject to change without our knowledge, use this information only as a guide!

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