International 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.
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.
See our Financial
Issues page for more details.
- Projects using highly qualified people with
senior-level experience often pay a salary.
- Many projects funded by governments, corporations, or foundations
send experienced people on a
basis - you donate your time and the project covers your expenses
and a small stipend.
(This is how the
works, except that Peace Corps projects run two years.)
Some technical development projects will even cover the expenses of a spouse.
- People with limited skills or experience have access to a
wide range of projects where the costs are paid by the volunteer,
or through fundraising efforts.
What About Safety?
This and other issues are addressed on our
How We Work
We connect you with
that recruit advisors and volunteers for international projects.
This is done mainly through our
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
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:
Finally, we do not connect you directly with organizations in developing
countries that are seeking assistance.
For first-time advisors and volunteers,
the logistics of working directly in developing countries are daunting.
We feel that the
provide a valuable service in making these project happen.
However, if you want to connect directly with organizations requesting
assistance, visit our
is a private organization operated by
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:
to continue the tour.