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1. Posted by kirst2401 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

i am wanting to do some volunteer work when i have finished college, but they all seem to have really high fees. i dont mind paying a fee but does anyone know of any useful websites where the fees arent so high and you dont have to be a postgraduate?
thank,
:)

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Have you tried the 'links' at the top right of your screen?
Good luck to you! :)

3. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

look here, there is in english and French too

http://www.idealistas.org

Catu XD

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5. Posted by stucknks (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

I would suggest checking out http://www.vaops.com

The opportunities listed are free or charge a small participation fee. Noching goes to the middle man...

Cheers

6. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Hi, someone knows about WWOF, World Opportunitties on Organic Farms? I'm seriously considering it, but I'm looking for a long therm experience, as long as the Visa permits (3-6 months) or it is a couple of weeks kind of volunteering?

Does anyones know how much last the process and how reliable it is?

Sorry to stole the thread, but didnĀ“t sound logical to open another one in the same subject

Catu

7. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Hi Kirsty,
Please look at this previous thread.

It is better however, if you were sure of what type of volunteering you are interested in. I saw under your profile that you like children and working with them. If you are interested in travelling to India, you might like to consider placements with local NGOs. It is better to contact them directly, as then the volunteering fees will be less. I recall that there was another TP member, Bill Thornley (billt), who left for a volunteering position at Rose in Uttaranchal, India. You could PM him for more info.

There are other types of volunteering as well, which do not involve payment of any kind only your time, which you could start with from home. For example, UN online volunteers. You can register yourself and see if there are any online assignments that you are interested in and that match with your education/experience to-date. This will also help you understand some of the volunteering jobs out there in different regions.

For most placements with INGOs, you would need to have a postgraduate degree and some years of experience in your own home country. It would be actually good for you to start in your neighbourhood. Try out some local community volunteering.

Good luck with volunteering and keep up the spirit of good will and empathy!
Best wishes,
Ahila.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 21, 2007, at 6:40 AM by Ahila ]

8. Posted by Nicip (Full Member 112 posts) 9y

i volunterred in thailand for a month helping with the tsunami clean up on the phi phi islands.

Clearing the sea of debris, pulling bits of boat out the reef, picking up glass and debris from the beach.

this wasnt planned, i travelled thailand and ended up on the phi phi islands a few months after the tsunami and just saw a posters saying ''volunteers meet at 9am at so and so''. so i did and gloves,bags were provided and we were led by a team leader.

i hear about having to pay loads to do volunteer work......just thought id share my experience on how i did it and didnt have to pay anything