Volunteer in Portugese Permaculture project and help restore the local ecosystem after catastrophic wildfires

At permaculture project Quinta do Vale a lot of work can be done. For years they have been creating their own small scale permaculture area in a Portugese valley. Through education and training they also try to have impact on a greater amount of people. But in 2017 great wildfires destroyed a large part of the valley and also a part of their permaculture property. The upside of the fires could be that locals might open up for a more sustainble land use. Taking good care of the land could have helped reducing the impact of the 2017 fires. As a volunteer you are very welcome to help them reforest the area. Get in contact through their website for updates on the volunteer needs.

They now welcome (quoted from their website):

  • If you want to just rock up in a campervan or with a tent and stay a couple of nights, you’re welcome.
  • If you’re just looking for a park-up while you do other things in the area, you’re welcome.
  • If you want to stay from a week to a month or two, volunteer some work and learn everything you can, you’re welcome.
  • If you’re particularly interested in doing some natural building repairs and reconstruction, you’re welcome.
  • If you have DIY skills or a trade and fancy coming to spend a summer helping us and the rest of the community, you’re welcome and we will all love you forever.
  • If you want to come and download all the accumulated knowledge and experience that’s in my head from nearly a decade living off grid, you’re welcome to do that too.
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Ga als vrijwilligers mangroves helpen herstellen in Madagaskar

Ga als vrijwilligers mangroves helpen herstellen in Madagaskar

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Ga aan de slag als vrijwilliger in Ambondrolava (Madagaskar) om samen met lokale projectmedewerkers onderzoek te doen en onderhoud te plegen aan de bedreigde mangrove bossen. Er is steeds plaats van maximaal 4 vrijwilligers en de duur van het project is tussen de 1 en 3 maanden. Het is mogelijk om binnen je verblijf in Ambondrolava je PADI te halen of andere duikbrevetten afhankelijk van je huidige skills. Ben je op zoek naar een stage in Madagaskar? Als je een studie volgt die aansluit op de kernactiviteiten van de organisatie ben je vast van harte welkom.

Reefdoctor probeert conservatie van de mangrovebossen en koraalriffen steeds te combineren met educatie van de lokale bevolking en het ontwikkelen van duurzame inkomstenbronnen als bescherming tegen overexploitatie van het lokale ecosysteem.

Wat kun je verwachten van het Mangrove Vrijwilligersprogramma van ReefDoctor:

  • Mangrovemonitoring en gegevensverzameling.
  • Planten van mangroves & testen van kweekmethoden.
  • Visvangstonderzoek en identificatie van soorten aanwezig in het mangrovekanaal.
  • Onderhoudswerkzaamheden in de plantenkwekerij en planten van terrestrische bomen rondom het terrein.
  • Assisteren bij het verzorgen van de tuin en de projectlocatie in het algemeen.
  • Materiaal ontwikkelen voor outreach- en educatieve programma's.
  • Leer de Malagassische Vezo-taal.
  • Help de vrouwenvereniging bij het ontwikkelen van nieuwe vaardigheden, marketing en boekhouding.
  • Bezoek de aquacultuurprojecten van Reef Doctor in de baai van Ranobe, help bij de maandelijkse verkoop van zeekomkommers.
  • Help het onderwijsteam om Reef Doctor Juniors bij projecten te betrekken.
  • Ervaar het leven op een rustieke manier naast een traditionele Malagassische kustgemeenschap en krijg inzicht in de unieke Vezo-cultuur
  • Ervaar uit de eerste hand hoe een ngo voor natuurbehoud werkt.
  • Geniet van het verkennen van de omgeving; de populaire badplaats Spiny Forest of bezoek een van de regionale Nationale Parken (in je vrije tijd, op eigen kosten).

Let op: van juli t/m september maken zo'n 7000 bultrug walvissen gebruik van de baai waar je werkt voor het krijgen en zogen van de jongen.

Zet je op afstand in voor Vlaamse, Afrikaanse en Zuid Amerikaanse bossen

Zet je op afstand in voor Vlaamse, Afrikaanse en Zuid Amerikaanse bossen

seedling oak

De Vlaamse organisatie Bos+ zet die zich specifiek in voor bosbehoud, beter bos en meer bos in Vlaanderen en de wereld. Naast een sterke aanwezigheid in het Vlaamse, heeft deze organisatie via internationale partnerschappen al hele mooie projecten opgezet in Tanzania, Ethiopie, Oeganda, Ecuador, Peru en Bolivia.

Bos+ zoekt doorlopend mensen die een deel van hun beschikbare tijd willen investeren in hun doelstellingen. Als organisatie staan ze open voor vrijwilligers die sporadisch of op meer vaste basis actief zijn. Je kunt hierbij denken aan het schrijven van webteksten, vertalen van teksten en onderzoeken, implicaties van nieuwe wetgeving onderzoeken, het helpen ontwikkelen van educatieve materialen. Neem vooral contact op met Bos+ om jouw competenties en interesses te koppelen aan hun openstaande wensen. Fysieke aanwezigheid in Vlaanderen is niet vereist.

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Volunteer with local NGO's in Napoli

Volunteer with local NGO's in Napoli

Volunteer in Napoli
Participate in an international volunteer project run by the International Napoli Network IINN). The INN is a cooperative founded in 2015 that brings together local NGO's and social enterprises with volunteers from all over the world. The organisation believes that matching international volunteers to local initiatives sparks innovation which can have a positive impact on Naples and the region.
 
Projects are at several areas, such as:
  • Teaching English
  • Environmental protection
  • Sports
  • Animal care
Would you like to participate? Have a look at the website or social media
Volunteer as a teacher in rural India

Volunteer as a teacher in rural India

Vallalar Educational Trust (VET) is looking for volunteers and interns who can teach English or other subjects in their school in rural India.

VET's mission is to empower women and youth in rural India through social, economical and children's educational development. VET has started its activities in a primary school and is now also educating the local community. In addition, they assist women by -among other things- forming self-help groups, leadership training and income generation programmes.

Are you interested in volunteering or an internship at VET? Check their website for more information about their programmes!

 
Volunteer opportunities in education, health care and community development in Ghana

Volunteer opportunities in education, health care and community development in Ghana

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Gate of Hope Foundation (GHF) is welcoming volunteers for various projects: from teaching children to creating opportunities for women's economic empowerment.

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference, experience a new culture and to broaden your horizon? GHF might be a great fit! While you are working at one of GHF's projects, you also have the opportunity to join various tours to explore Ghana during the weekend. 

The programmme length can range from to weeks to six months. You can find more information about the volunteer contributions on the website of GHF.

Volunteer in a Bolivian Animal Refuge

Volunteer in a Bolivian Animal Refuge

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Join La Senda Verde Animal Refuge in the Bolivian jungle. They offer a rotational programm with a minimum stay of two weeks. During your volunteer stay you can experience working with a wide array of rescued animals: parrots, macaws, turtles, tortoises, bears, wild cats, and monkeys! Maintanance and construction of enclosures is also part of the job. Do you have specific skills to offer in the field of veterinary, IT or carpentry => even better! Please contact them before you enrole in the program to see what they are up to during your expected period of stay. They also keep a wishlist on their website for products you could bring as a donation.

No time to volunteer? It is also possible to have a short term travellers overnight stay in their cabins

Volunteer in Portugese Permaculture project and help restore the local ecosystem after catastrophic wildfires

Volunteer in Portugese Permaculture project and help restore the local ecosystem after catastrophic wildfires

forest fire portugal

At permaculture project Quinta do Vale a lot of work can be done. For years they have been creating their own small scale permaculture area in a Portugese valley. Through education and training they also try to have impact on a greater amount of people. But in 2017 great wildfires destroyed a large part of the valley and also a part of their permaculture property. The upside of the fires could be that locals might open up for a more sustainble land use. Taking good care of the land could have helped reducing the impact of the 2017 fires. As a volunteer you are very welcome to help them reforest the area. Get in contact through their website for updates on the volunteer needs.

They now welcome (quoted from their website):

  • If you want to just rock up in a campervan or with a tent and stay a couple of nights, you’re welcome.
  • If you’re just looking for a park-up while you do other things in the area, you’re welcome.
  • If you want to stay from a week to a month or two, volunteer some work and learn everything you can, you’re welcome.
  • If you’re particularly interested in doing some natural building repairs and reconstruction, you’re welcome.
  • If you have DIY skills or a trade and fancy coming to spend a summer helping us and the rest of the community, you’re welcome and we will all love you forever.
  • If you want to come and download all the accumulated knowledge and experience that’s in my head from nearly a decade living off grid, you’re welcome to do that too.
volunteering English teachers for a Chinese private school

volunteering English teachers for a Chinese private school

We are an international child education NGO (www.aflatoun.org)headquartered in Amsterdam. We are seeking for 1-2 volunteers to teach Englsih for at least 6 months in a private school in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The school will offer free accommodation, monthly allowance 600 EUR and cost of return ticket. 1-week training will be provided in Amsterdam.You are goint to teach the Fiancial English Literacy program. 

Candidate with educational science backgroud or teaching experience is a plus. It is also a plus if you are from Europe, America, Australia, Newzealand, Canada, UK.

Contact: daisy@aflatoun.org

Phone: +31 6 26 317412

 

Looking to volunteer?

Looking to volunteer?

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Did you know Eagle Creek supports many different projects? Most of the projects they are supporting are located in San Diego (USA); because thats where the company originated and they like to give back to the community. They for example support the Pacific Crest Trail. There are many volunteering projects via the PCT Assocation, so if you like hiking in the mountains... Rather walk beaches? Check out this project!

Next to that they support projects that have a more international impact, for example the PackH2O inititative. This safe water transportation and storage solution helps people to get access to clean drinking water all over the world. An other project supported by Eagle Creek is The Outdoor Conservation Association, they are currently looking for volunteers all over the world.

Would you like to make a difference without leaving your home? Check, for example, the Kiva initiative.

Volunteer opportunities at a wildlife research center in Japan

Volunteer opportunities at a wildlife research center in Japan

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Are you interested in the beautiful nature of East Asia? Have you always wanted to experience Japanese living outside of the big cities? Or are you looking for opportunities to expand your knowledge and experience in conservation? Picchio wildlife research center in Karuizawa, Japan, is looking for volunteers! They are mostly a bear conservation and eco-tourism center, and volunteering will probably mainly be centered around these two activities. Check out their website to see what they do and fill out the contact form to get in touch with them to find out more or discuss possible dates. If you want, you can mention reading about the volunteer opportunity through my page. 

Cheers! 
Hannah
 

Volunteer at an amazing student organisation in Rwanda!

Volunteer at an amazing student organisation in Rwanda!

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Are you interested in humanitarian work? Have you never been to Rwanda but would you love to go and experience it from a local point of view? Do you want to develop your program planning skills? Or are you good at photography and are you willing to take some great pictures of RVCP for international promotion? Then please feel welcome join them in Rwanda with a helping hand! They even offer cheap amazing accommodation!

Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP) is a non-governmental, non-political, voluntary organisation run by students at the University of Rwanda (UR). The mission of RVCP is to improve health and living standards of the underprivileged communities.

The students that run this organisation are very welcoming to international visiters who are interested in humanitarian work and want to truly experience the Rwandan culture. Working with students and (local) volunteers is a key part of the foundation upon which RVCP was built, as it strives to increase awareness and develop students’ problem solving skills, aptitude for fieldwork and project planning abilities. They also work with partner organisations based all over the world including Britain, American, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. 

RVCP has various projects that have been set-up and organised by Rwandan student themselves. They currently run 6 programs (but are always coming up with new creative ideas and programs):

  • Hygiene, Water and Sanitation program
  • Maternal health program program.
  • Initiative program
  • HIV/AIDS prevention program
  • Gender Empowerment (a.k.a. Pyramid) program
  • Income generation program

If you want to know more about RVCP, their projects and their contact information, please visit their website:  www.rwandavcp.org or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rwandavcp/

Comments & Kudos

2021 options

For 2021 a minimum of one month will be requested (as it was before the forest)

Volunteering

Hi all, 

I am in the Algarve and interested in volunteering and permaculture. Can we get in touch about the possibilities. 

Kind regards, Siem

Contact

Hello Siem, Great that you want to join permaculture community as a volunteer. Please use the link in the text to get in contact with the people running the project - I am just a messenger.

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