Volunteering for humanitarian initiatives abroad is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in a new culture and really learn from the locals. There is no better way to get to know the ins and outs of a country and its culture than working closely with the people who have grown up and been molded by these exotic and fascinating communities abroad. Share your culture with the locals you meet and expand your worldly knowledge as they open up to you to show you the world as they know it. Participate on one of GoEco's humanitarian projects abroad and truly experience life in another part of the world!
Volunteer at a surf and adventure club for children from disadvantaged areas in Cape Town. Be part of an opportunity for children to learn life lessons and stay off the streets. Volunteers receive surfing lessons during the school day and help teach the kids after school.
Experience coastal South Africa while giving back to the local community. Volunteers will contribute by playing and interacting with orphaned children. Volunteers will also participate in AIDS/HIV awareness education for adults in the region.
Experience the beauty of Cape Town while supporting children in underprivileged communities. This program is tailored to volunteers over 30 to share their expertise and life experience with youth in need of inspiration and positive adult role models.
Travel to the exciting tourist destination of Cape Town, South Africa, and give back to the orphaned children in extremely under-served communities. Teach, mentor, and play with these children who desperately seek attention and care.
Spread your passion for sports to children who have had few opportunities to learn and develop their skills in a structured yet fun environment. Inspire children to set goals and stay active, both on and off the sports field.
Volunteer with individuals who want to develop their skills in a variety of areas. Guide, mentor and collaborate with driven local community members to develop ideas, teach different trades, and become more self-sufficient.
Come to South Africa and get an all-around volunteer experience working with both the stunning variety of wildlife found in the African bush, as well as contributing to local community initiatives in a safe house for at-risk youth.
Together with your family, experience the beauty of St Lucia while giving back to the local community. You and your family will contribute by playing and interacting with orphaned children, participating in informal education as well as aiding with support groups and farming in the region.
Volunteer in the majestic and beautiful Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe! Make an impact in the lives of at-risk children by showing them that you care! Have fun, meet new people, and learn about Africa and its incredible culture.
Volunteer at a health clinic in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Provide medical support to those who do not have easy access to healthcare and much needed assistance to a severely understaffed facility. No prior medical experience needed!
Volunteer in beautiful Jambiani and help the local community. Teach English, participate in community and environmental initiatives, and enjoy the stunning locale in and around this relaxing town on Zanzibar's southern coast.
Get a glimpse of life in an African town in the heart of Tanzania and have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the community. In this project, you will teach English, help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, provide support to women and other groups who are suffering from HIV/AIDS, and more.
Help raise awareness and provide support to young girls and women - investing in their basic human rights and the community at large. You will be able to lead discussions and change attitudes around the role of girls and women in the community through education and empowerment.
Come experience life in Livingstone, Zambia while teaching the importance of sports and physical activity to the community. Coach soccer or netball, teach the schools' physical education curriculum, or contribute your individual skills in your own way to impact the community and have fun with the children!
Immerse yourself in the unique Zambian lifestyle while gaining valuable insight into the healthcare system and providing much needed educational outreach. In the afternoons, volunteers will join a range of projects designed to improve the lives of community members.
Volunteer in the sunny town of Livingstone, Zambia, only a few kilometers from the beautiful Victoria Falls. Volunteers are placed with a teacher in one of six under-served schools within the community to assist with the flow of the classroom and provide the students with invaluable individual attention that they would not otherwise receive.
Design and implement your own volunteer project in a community located within the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This is your chance to put your skills, knowledge, expertise, and especially creativity to use to help others!
Volunteer at a rural, under-resourced school in the Mangochi region of Malawi, helping teach the core curriculum in underprivileged schools in the mornings and coach different sports in the afternoon. This is an opportunity to make a difference, through education and sport, in the lives of so many special children from this beautiful region on the banks of Lake Malawi.
Help improve the standard of primary medical care in the rural communities and under-resourced clinics of Malawi. Through education, as well as playing a supporting role in the delivery of medical treatments, volunteers with different levels of experience can really help make a difference!
This is a great opportunity to experience Thai culture and volunteer in a meaningful teaching or orphanage placement. This is a unique program, which you can design in part by yourself and even join an exciting eco-trip after your placement.
Experience the peace and tranquility of Koh Samui as you live on a spectacular, secluded beach and teach children basic English, so they can have a more prosperous future. You will quickly become a celebrity in the eyes of the community who will show you hospitality like you've never seen before.
Contribute to the re-development of a small fishing village that does not benefit from the island’s tourism income. Assist by building the infrastructure that is needed or renovating existing structures so that it is more appealing. You will be welcomed into the community with open arms and experience the rural lifestyle that exists away from the hustle and bustle of the island.
Experience the traditional rural way of life in China! Beyond the big cities in China are the beautiful and quaint rural communities. These communities are often poor, existing on subsistence farming to earn a living. Fengyan is one such community - it is a small but well preserved village where you can make a real and substantial difference teaching English to the children of the community.
Volunteer in Bali, one of Indonesia's most recognized and picturesque islands. Make a difference through teaching in underdeveloped villages and inspire community members to strive towards a brighter and more sustainable future!
Improve the educational experience of underprivileged children, both in and outside the classroom, by teaching English and Health as well as working on construction projects. A truly worthwhile experience in the north-western Samraong district of Cambodia.
Volunteer in India for 3 weeks and spend your time working with children at a child care center, witness India's spectacular sights and trek in the Himalaya's. It truly is a once in a lifetime experience!
Experience India's vibrant diversity through this 4 week road trip. Your first 3 weeks will be spent travelling, sightseeing, and learning about the different cultures you encounter. The last week will be spent volunteering in either a community development or animal welfare project along the idyllic beaches of Goa.
In this project you can enjoy all that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer and also volunteer in one of these important initiatives: working with disabled children, street children's orphanage, helping with campus life, or hospital volunteering.
Provide support to a government-operated hospital in Ho Chi Minh City! Become a dedicated volunteer and help alleviate the daily stresses on the medical staff while learning about Vietnam's various medical practices and treatment methods.
Volunteer to rebuild and restore a farming village in the Kavre District of Nepal following the devastating April 2015 earthquake. You can help by rebuilding local schools and clearing rubble and debris.
Join us in providing underprivileged Nepalese children with the skills and confidence they need to pursue their dreams. Volunteers will assist local teachers by leading lessons in English, math, history, science and more, and also engage in cultural exchange activities like games, sports, and arts and crafts.
Inspire primary school children in Vientiane to learn English and pursue their ambitions. Take in all the capital city of Laos has to offer while making a difference in the lives of children who need it most.
Volunteers in this project help to create a safe and nurturing environment for disadvantaged children in rural Laotian villages. You have the opportunity to connect with these loving children, develop your skills in childcare and give back to a community in need!
Volunteer on an island teaching English to and caring for young children! Help kindergartners broaden their horizons and build the foundation for future opportunities in what is considered the Philippines' last frontier.
Many people on this beautiful Island don’t have the funds to renovate their houses or upgrade communal places such as schools, healthcare facilities and community centers. Join us in helping the people of Palawan by constructing and renovating houses, healthcare centers, schools and/or other facilities.
Volunteer on the beautiful island of Palawan, and help the children improve their English language skills at a local school. You will gain insight into the Philippine educational system while really giving back to the community!
Give the children of Kuching, Malaysia the chance to access new opportunities by helping them to develop their English language skills. You'll make a lasting impact on the community, while learning about Malaysia's rich history and culture!
Open new doors for Malaysian youth through early language education. By helping to build a strong English language foundation for the children early in life, you will give them the skills they need to access better opportunities for a brighter future.
This school has a unique approach towards rehabilitation of at-risk youth. As part of this approach the school operates a nursery where the students learn about responsibility and experiment with expressing their true character. As a volunteer, you will work at this nursery, learn about horticulture, and make a real impact on local youth in Jerusalem!
Israel's most famous city, Tel Aviv, is known for its enriching lifestyle and cultural diversity. Despite the continuing development in the area, much of the population suffer from welfare problems. Join a team of wonderful people who purchase food from several sources in Israel, then package it and distribute it to the underprivileged in Tel Aviv and Jaffa.
Become a mentor, companion and friend to people of all ages with special needs! Dedicate your time in the White City at a variety of rehabilitative and daycare centers to support this organization in their mission of helping all individuals reach their fullest potential.
Immerse yourself in Argentinian culture and study Spanish in a vibrant and supportive school environment, all while providing support to children from underprivileged backgrounds. This is an incredible opportunity to study Spanish and give back to the local community.
On the 21st of February 2016 Cyclone Winston left a path of devastation on the Fiji islands. Local villages in Levuka were severely affected, leaving many of its inhabitants homeless. Join us in Fiji to support the local community by providing aid in rebuilding what was destroyed.