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Getting StartedInternational projects bring advisors and volunteers to developing countries. As an advisor or volunteer, you provide technical assistance, education, healthcare, or community services, or you lend a hand on scientific research projects.
Thousands of advisors and volunteers travel for project-related work each year. They go for as little as one week or as long as six months, and come away enriched far more than by a tourist vacation.
Do I Qualify?
The key requirements are a desire to explore the world and a spirit of adventure. Really!
The particular projects available to you and the financial arrangements depend on your skills and experience, but most people are able to undertake some form of international project.
Our Matching Service links you directly with the organizations that best match your particular background and interests.
The Financial Issues vary widely depending on your skills and experience.
What About Safety?
This and other issues are addressed on our Key Questions page.
How We Work
We connect you with field organizations that recruit advisors and volunteers for international projects. This is done mainly through our Matching Service. Field organizations oversee the project, confirm the specifics of the project and your qualifications, handle travel and local arrangements, and typically employ local staff to assist you on-site.
We also provide extensive information and products to help you select and carry out your project.
Things We Don't Do
If you are interested in other facets of volunteerism not covered by us, we have links to resources that better address your interests. If you want to:
Funding for this site and our efforts is exclusively from the sale of products and materials which assist advisors and volunteers on international projects.
We are not a charitable organization and do not accept monetary donations (and don't expend time and money soliciting donations and justifying our value to donors). We accept no advertising and do not sell your information or make it available to others for their use.
We believe that a donation of your time to share your skill is more rewarding than a monetary donation, both for you and the recipient. When you become an advisor or volunteer on an international project, you choose where and to whom you deliver assistance. You directly see the results of your efforts and can evaluate them for yourself. You also gain friends and experiences that a monetary donation can never provide.
If you wish to support our efforts:
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