Dedicated to promoting volunteerism and providing community service in locations worldwide, offering a mix of community service and recreation giving the volunteers the opportunity to participate in the culture of the region they are working in.
A nonprofit organization that provides health services to poor communities worldwide by supporting local projects with essential medical supplies, volunteers, and funding; and sending medical, pre-medical, and public health students to areas of Ecuador, Mexico and India for training and service learning.
Global Service Corps is a project through Earth Island Institute. It hosts volunteers in short- and long-term programs in Costa Rica, Thailand, and Kenya. Volunteers work in the areas of sustainable agriculture, national park maintenance, teaching of English, Health Clinic Assistance, and more.
Sends volunteers in teams to live in host communities and work with local people on development projects selected by local leadership.
As many know Habitat for Humanity works to empower people to establish a sustainable grassroots housing program in their own communities.
Sends volunteers to work on projects including; community health and AIDS prevention education, literacy and vocational skills teaching, school and clinic construction, agricultural extension with small-scale farmers, and teacher training.
Makes arrangements for volunteers in Latin America and Africa’s rural and urban areas with development organizations and media; working in areas including: research and writing, human rights, democracy, community development, and much more.
Other non-governmental volunteer opportunities can be found in the book Alternatives to the Peace Corps: Volunteer Opportunities.