We are working with our partners abroad to build incredible opportunities that match your unique skills with a community's needs. We believe that this type of volunteer placement is the future. Asking communities how we can be of help is the essence of truly connective, restorative, impactful volunteerism. It's also just the ethical thing to do. Recognizing and putting to good use your many skills and interests also makes for a more enriching experience for everyone.
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Sambhali Trust is a non-profit charitable organization based in Jodhpur, whose focus is the development and empowerment of women and girls in Rajasthan. They provide underprivileged Rajasthani women and girls with an education in English, Hindi and Math, as well as training in vocational and social skills, to support them in developing confidence and self-esteem and help them work towards financial independence.
Located in Cabarete, one of Dominican Republic’s poorest communities, 3MM replicates the sustainable model of Montessori education throughout the Dominican Republic so that children, parents and teachers may be active leaders in society and take pride in their community.
Meet Alejandro and Agostina, owners of Mashpi Chocolate Farm. They’ve committed their lives to rebuilding their land, an agroforestry reserve high in the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Once depleted of its minerals and wildlife by poor farming practices, Alejandro and Agostina are deeply committed
Michelle is a cook, food writer, public health nutritionist and advocate for the traditional foods and ingredients of the Andes. She has partnered with OXFAM, Heifer International and the United Nations to name a few, to become a voice for nutrition in Ecuador.
Meet Felipe Segovia and Lorena Perez. They founded Paqocha in 2006 to bring together their love for the land of central Ecuador with their indigenous, Quechua roots. Paqocha (Quechua for Alpaca), was one of the first initiatives in Ecuador to restore alpacas to the region.
Runa Tupari is a community-based tour operator in the Cotacachi region of Ecuador that helps create additional income and jobs for families in rural areas through sustainable, educational and traditional homestays.