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Volunteer by Bri Courimer
Volunteer Abroad

  1. Amigos de Las Americas is an international, non-profit organization with over 40 years experience in sending students to Latin America for summer public health projects.
  2. Child Family Health International is the leading nongovernmental organization (NGO) placing health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just. They model best global health education practices which demonstrate a priority commitment to community engagement and local integrity.
  3. Comunidad Connect was started by CU Boulder and Study Abroad alumnus Roman Yavich. The mission of CC is to focus on sustainable grassroots community development in Nicaragua. To offset a portion of its administrative expenses, CC hosts VolunTourists on a wide variety of flexible projects and internships, from one week to several months. VolunTourists can stay with Nicaraguan host families, take Spanish classes, and work alongside Nicaraguans in areas such as construction, education, arts, and sports.
  4. Cross-Cultural Solutions is an international not-for-profit organization whose mission is to operate volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding.
  5. Earthwatch Institute engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
  6. Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit organization for engineering students and professionals aimed at helping developing countries with their engineering needs through sustainable development projects.
  7. EntremundosEntremundos is an organization dedicated to strengthening the development of Guatemala. Volunteer and internships available.
  8. Global Volunteers: This site lists both low-cost volunteering opportunities and local businesses.
  9. is an independent organization committed to assisting people in finding volunteer, work and teaching positions abroad. They have info on 20,000 volunteer organizations in 125 countries.
  10. InterAction is a non-governmental organization with members in every developing country, their mission is to provide aid and assistance to impoverished peoples. They have 165 nonprofit US-based organizations working overseas.
  11. International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) is a US-based professional association for administrators of volunteer abroad programs. IVPA sets standards for volunteer abroad programs. The IVPA website lists programs for volunteering abroad that adhere to the IVPA standards. 
  12. i-to-i offers unique travel and work experiences for people of all ages, from all backgrounds. Offers a wide variety of volunteer experiences throughout the world, along with quality TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training.
  13. Operation Crossroads Africa: The programs of Operation Crossroads Africa are designed to promote understanding of Africa and the African Diaspora based on the belief that one can truly enter another culture only by living and working in it. 
  14. OmprakashA site that connects volunteers with grassroots organizations around the world. 
  15. Peace Corps: Representing the rich diversity of the American people, Peace Corps Volunteers range in age from college students to retirees. Every Peace Corps Volunteer's experience is different. From teaching English to elementary school children in Zambia to launching a computer learning center in Moldova to promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in South Africa to working on soil conservation in Panama, volunteers bring their skills and life experiences to where they are needed most.  
    • CU Chapter of the Peace Corps sends volunteers to over 70 countries worldwide. Volunteers learn the local language, help with environmental engineering, teach children, assist in starting small businesses, and educate people on health and the spread of diseases.  
  16. True Travellers Society: Listing of low-cost and free volunteering opportunities around the world.
  17. VoluntarItaly: Opportunity for summer volunteering in Italy for students with an intermediate to advanced level of Italian.
  18. Volunteer Forever lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities and program reviews. They also offer advice for financing your experience through fundraising.
  19. Volunteers for Peace is a non-profit group sending volunteers to international work camps for short-term experiences abroad. 
  20. Volunteer South AmericaA site that lists free and low-cost volunteering opportunities in South America.
  21. Volunteer ThailandVolunteer Thailand provides volunteer opportunities in the field of childcare, medical internship, and teaching.
  22. World Endeavors provides volunteer, intern, and study abroad programs in several countries around the world.
  23. WWOOF is a world wide network exchange that helps people to share more sustainable ways of living through linking people who want to volunteer on organic farms or smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help. WWOOF volunteers do not pay for their stay, neither are they paid for their services. The diversity of hosts available offers a large variety of tasks and experiences.


Disclaimer: Providing information about international opportunities does not constitute an endorsement by the University of Colorado Boulder or the Office of International Education. The Office of International Education is not an agent for these programs, does not guarantee their quality or that academic credits earned may be transferred to CU Boulder. The listings are provided for your information only.

Last Updated January 2023