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Hearing loss affects a child’s development of receptive and expressive communication skills. The language deficit causes learning problems that result in reduced academic achievement. Communication difficulties often lead to social isolation and low self-esteem. Different tools and methodologies are used by organizations to conduct formal and informal teaching and to help such children integrate into mainstream life through inclusion.

Volunteers in this project will work with speech and hearing impaired children and will be involved in any of the following activities:
• Classroom teaching: Spoken and written English, Mathematics, Geography, etc.
• Extra-curricular activities: Sports, Games, Drawing, etc.
• Assisting in Computer reporting work, Photo/video documentation
• Providing training to children on life skills, health and personal hygiene

A creative approach to work is useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. Volunteers are expected to be flexible, good at multitasking and prepared to undertake variety of tasks. We welcome ideas for teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to the children.

More info at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india

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Volunteers are needed for teacher assistant positions in schools in different locations around Costa Rica.

These are public schools located in several middle and lower middle class areas of Costa Rica. The children’s ages vary from 5 to 13 years, and they go from kindergarten, preschool and the first six grades of elementary school. The schools’ curriculum and activities usually include all the basic subjects (Spanish, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics). Additionally, most schools offer English as a foreign language, Music, Arts, Physical Education, Civics and (Roman Catholic) Religion classes.

English classes are one of the areas where the support given by volunteers is most valued (even if they are not native speakers as these classes would be at a basic level) as well as physical education. Sometimes, if a volunteer has some special knowledge or skills – for example in music, arts or sports – and if the school agrees, they can organize additional activities independently.

Volunteer duties:
• To assist the teachers in the classroom
• To help create didactic material
• To support in the special activities of the school
• To assist at the school’s library or with other administrative tasks
• To organize additional activities with the approval of those in charge of the kids
• To help children with their homework
Volunteer’s schedule is Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 1:00-2:00pm.

Location: Placements are currently available in schools in San Ramón, Alajuela Province and in Peñas Blancas, Guanacaste Province near La Fortuna. Depending on the time of the year, other schools might be available and suggested.

Duration of the project:
1-3 weeks
More info: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica

1-5 months
More info: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-costa-rica

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The Biological Centre and Natural Reserve in Quebradas are protecting the main water source, the flora and fauna of the area. International volunteers are invited to support the Biological Centre and Natural Reserve. The Reserve is located 3 km away from the centre of Quebradas (between 1000 and 2500 meters above sea level). The Reserve was created in 1989 as an answer to the problems of deforestation in the area. There's also an environmental education centre.
The main goals of the Reserve are:
- to stop the deforestation and preserve the basin of Las Quebradas River, which is the source of drinking water for the whole town of San Isidro and most of the region of Pérez Zeledón;
- to develop environmental education and awareness initiatives for children and the community;
- to establish various sustainable systems in order to guarantee the conservation of flora, fauna and water resources in the area;
- to become financially independent through ecotourism;
- to do research and to promote the support on conservation.

The Reserve is especially proud of the diversity of birds and butterflies that live in its forest. They have already constructed a butterfly farm to show all the different types of butterflies for the enjoyment of the visitors. Now, they also want to improve the bird watching opportunities in the area. Experts estimate that there are about 200 different birds in the protected area. The Biological Center wants to observe the habits of these birds in order to create leaflets about the types of birds that can be found in the area during the different times of the year. You can also find white-face monkeys and other small tropical mammals. The Biological Center also has a garden with medicinal plants, and they produce organic compost. In addition, within the 36 hectares of the Reserve, you can find a system of 4 trails, 3 of which have signs for educational guided tours.

The volunteer will join the conservation, protection and awareness work of the Reserve. Possible tasks for the volunteer:
• to maintain the garden of medicinal plants,
• to maintain the Butterfly Garden,
• to maintain the channel around the lagoon,
• to maintain the trails inside the Reserve,
• to clean and to maintain green areas,
• to make new informative wooden signs for the trails,
• to plant flowers and others on the access road,
• to paint and to maintain the buildings at the entrance of the Reserve.

Duration of the project:
1-4 weeks
More info: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-costa-rica

1-5 months
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Currently, the conflict between elephants and humans is rising, because there's less and less areas for the elephants to live in. People are cutting the forest, both legally and illegally, to plant palm trees for oil, and this has significant influence on the life of the elephants. The local government and local organizations, concerned about the wildlife, are working together to save the elephants.

The volunteers will learn about the life of elephants, how local people take care of them and what they do for their conservation.
The volunteers will help local mahouts daily to take care of the elephants, starting from bathing/showering, feeding, health checking and grassing the elephants. One local mahout will be accompanied by two volunteers in doing the daily job.

During the free time, the volunteers may have a forest safari with a local mahout with a camp fire, fishing, as well as swimming in the middle of the forest. The volunteers can enjoy the beauty of the landscape around the project site.

Project dates:
July 20 - July 28, 2020
November 2 - November 10, 2020
January 11 - January 19, 2021

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Indonesia at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-indonesia

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Located in Cuenca, this project benefits low income children and teenagers, whose parents are unable to provide them with sufficient care and attention at home. The project helps children ages 5 to 16 years old by providing a safe place where they can eat lunch, do their homework, watch TV, participate in recreational activities and sports, take computer lessons, join art workshops, and much more.

The volunteers will be helping the children with their homework and will support the staff in organizing different recreational activities. The volunteers are expected to be able to teach or help with Math, English and some other subjects that the children are learning. At noon, the volunteers will assist in preparing and serving lunch for an estimated 100 children.

Duration of the project: The project is running during the school year, from September to June. Minimum commitment required is 2 months, up to 10 months.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in local host families.

Location: Cuenca is the third-largest city in Ecuador and the capital of the Azuay Province. It is located in the Highlands, at about 2500 m above sea level. For its rich historical heritage, Cuenca was declared one of Ecuador's three UNESCO World Heritage sites (the other two are Quito and the Galapagos Islands).

Please, find the full description of this project at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ecuador

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Teaching foreign languages to Moroccan children and youth in Rabat.

This international volunteer project is the result of a partnership with the local community. The aim of the project is reinforcement of the language capacities of children and youth with fewer opportunities. In this project, we will try to gather both Moroccan and international volunteers.
The volunteers will teach one or two foreign languages (English / French / Spanish / Italian / German) to children and young people of the community. The volunteers will work five days a week, five hours a day, with two days off per week. The volunteers will have 6 hours of Arabic language classes per week for a month.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Morocco at:
http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-morocco

CADIP - International Volunteer Program
Phone: 780-638-2500
Web: http://cadip.org

Canada, France, Iceland, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, Botswana, Burundi, China, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Greece, Kenya, India, Italy, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, Egypt, Vietnam, Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe...


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We have been operating in Daman since 2012. Daman is quite isolated and most people are farmers, living a traditional life, as they have done for generations. However, times are changing and the community has a severe lack of funds to keep up with the rapid changes that Nepal is undergoing. Young people are moving to urban areas searching for jobs, and aging of the population is becoming a serious problem.
Daman was also severely affected by the catastrophic earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 and killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. 98% of the houses in Daman were damaged by the earthquake. Post-disaster rehabilitation projects have been going on in the village since 2015.

Volunteers will be involved in the reconstruction of the community center damaged by the earthquake of April 2015, providing health and hygiene education for children, and enhancing child development in the school by providing physical education and disaster prevention. If the funds for reconstruction are insufficient, the main work will be education, although some construction work can still be done.
Volunteers will also help with the reconstruction of the community hall which is urgently needed. It is meant to provide the local people with an e-library, seminar and meeting rooms, and a space for various activities. Until now, 60% of the ground floor has been reconstructed.

Project dates:
June 6 - June 19, 2020
July 1 - July 14, 2020
July 16 - July 29, 2020
August 1 - August 14, 2020
August 16 - August 29, 2020
September 1 - September 14, 2020
September 6 - September 20, 2020
September 16 - September 29, 2020
October 6 - October 20, 2020
November 6 - November 20, 2020
December 6 - December 20, 2020
January 6 - January 20, 2021
February 1 - February 14, 2021

More info and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-nepal

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The project takes place in the rural area of Songkhla province, Southern Thailand, in the small village of Ban Ton San. The main occupation of the locals is rubber plantation and most of the villagers are Buddhists. The life in the village revolves around Community Living, Learning by Doing and Cultural Diversity.

Volunteer activities:
• English teaching – Creative teaching through games, songs, storytelling, art or performance, to encourage school children and local people to speak English and get a feel of different cultures.
• Construction – Volunteers will help set up the learning center in the village, cleaning the rooms and meeting area. They will also continue the construction and painting work started by previous participants. Local villagers will teach the volunteers and will help with the construction. This is a good opportunity to learn the Thai way of building.
• Building relationships with the villagers – Besides the main tasks, important part of the project is the cultural exchange, learning and sharing with the local villagers. The volunteers will be visiting them to chat and do activities together. This will be an enriching experience for all.
• Organic farming – Learning how to produce our own non-chemically treated food.

Leisure activities: There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Songkhla province. Volunteers can visit the Hat Yai Municipal Park, Samila Beach and Songkhla Old Town. Hat Yai Municipal Park is the biggest public park in Hat Yai city where local people come to relax. There is a majestic statue of Standing Buddha on the top of the Ko Hong hill from where you can see the beautiful view of the entire Hat Yai city. Samila Beach is the main beach of Songkhla province. There you can see the Golden Mermaid which has been the symbol of Songkhla for over 50 years, the Cat and Mouse, and hear the wonderful stories about the beach and the statues. Songkhla Old Town consists of nicely preserved architecture of various styles, old temples, beautifully decorated walls, and great places to eat.

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The project is aiming to expose its participants and local community to people from different cultural, religious, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds and in so doing provide the opportunity for all to develop a greater understanding of diversity. In the past the program has allowed its participants to learn from people who are different from themselves and integrate in new and unique experiences beyond their own communities. Cultural exchange assists everybody involved to develop positive relationships with others, understand a broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in inevitable multicultural society.

Volunteers in this project will participate in a number of activities leading to cultural exposure like Kiswahili Language and cooking classes, home stay, arts and craft, meeting senior citizens for story sharing about the past, visiting cultural sites and ritual sites.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Tanzania at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-tanzania

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CADIP is running a marine turtle protection program in the small town of La Penita on the Pacific coast of Mexico. International volunteers collaborate with a team of experts and biologists and will be involved in various activities intended to protect the endangered and rare species. There are five species of turtles arriving to this area: Negra (Black Turtle), Golfina (Olive Ridley Turtle), Laud (Leatherback Turtle), Carey (Hawksbill Turtle) and more!

July 1 - July 13, 2020
July 15 - July 27, 2020
July 29 - August 10, 2020
August 12 - August 24, 2020
August 26 - September 7, 2020
September 9 - September 21, 2020
September 23 - October 5, 2020
October 7 - October 19, 2020
October 21 - November 2, 2020
November 4 - November 16, 2020
November 18 - November 30, 2020
January 13 - January 25, 2021
January 27 - February 8, 2021

Typical assignments include nightly beach patrols, finding the adult turtles and collecting the eggs, transferring them to a secure place to hatch, and releasing baby turtles back to the ocean. Because of their natural predators, the turtles only go out of the water at night, and this is when most of the work will be carried out. The volunteers will also help collecting statistical data in order to learn about the evolution of the species.

This unique program allows volunteers to
> gain experience in marine conservation and learn from local experts and biologists;
> get an up-close look and learn to identify all five species of turtles that frequent the area;
> witness the amazing sight of turtle nesting and babies hatching;
> meet local people and learn about their life and culture;
> explore the popular beach resort area Rincón de Guayabitos close to Puerto Vallarta;

Find out more at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-mexico

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Education, rehabilitation and support for orphan children in India.

Volunteers have the chance to work in orphanages, by supporting the staff in the project with the daily care of orphan children. The work is varied and so you must be flexible in tackling your work. The work could involve rehabilitation, education and supporting the orphan children to return and participate in mainstream life. The work might also include cleaning activities, cooking, gardening, playing with the children in the evening, helping them with homework, teaching and singing.

Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum duration is 1 month. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.

For more information and enrollment, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india

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Teaching English and sharing your culture with school children and the local community of Songkhla is the main aim of this project. For the past 8 years that the project has been running, volunteers have contributed to a positive change in the local community by helping many children and adults improve their English skills and open up to different cultures.
This year, international volunteers will keep on developing the potential of the local community, teaching and encouraging school children and local people to practice English and learn about other cultures. Volunteers themselves will have an opportunity to experience local culture closely while living in the community.

Volunteers will work as English teachers in rural primary schools. They will prepare their lessons by themselves, with some advice from the local teachers at the school. Volunteers are welcome to take creative approach and use games, songs, storytelling, dancing to engage students. Activities should focus on communication, listening and speaking. Teaching certificate is not required but motivation, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching are important.

Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months

More info and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-thailand

Give us a call: 780-638-7500

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The Community Health Program operating in Kakamega East District focuses on fighting HIV/AIDS and other health issues. Their mission is to spearhead implementation of community health conservation projects in order to create a better life for communities in Western Kenya.

The aim of the program is expanding capacities of the community in regards to dealing with HIV/AIDS. It seeks to design and implement quality HIV/AIDS interventions, as well as to support people living with HIV/AIDS by increasing access and improving the quality of healthcare and referral services for them through increased linkages with the Ministry of Health. The program also aims to promote safe sexual behavior and practice among youth and vulnerable groups. In collaboration with the Danish International Development Agency, a dispensary and a computer-training center are being established to serve as a learning center for youth. This is the only dispensary and resource center within the area.

Volunteer tasks:
• Assisting the medical staff of the dispensary
• Supporting the computer training center by providing basic computer skills to community members
• School outreach programs: Awareness creation in the community on sexual and reproductive health

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Kenya at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-kenya

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The project is organised with a Center for people with mental disability, which is dedicated to providing safe environment and social integration to its residents and has a long tradition of welcoming volunteers of all countries, of different social and cultural backgrounds. The center has 4 houses located near the European institutions in Brussels.

The originality of these small houses is based on a family like atmosphere, where people having mental disabilities, professionals and volunteers of all origins, social, cultural backgrounds, ages and beliefs walk side by side and help each other in their daily lives. Each one is invited to assume tasks and responsibilities adapted to his capacities and to take part in the activities proposed by this type of structure.

The proposed activities are ordinary and “extra-ordinary”: daily responsibilities (maintenance, attendance, cooking, etc.), supporting residents (accompanying, transport, support in different learning and working projects), number of meetings, leisure activities, celebrations, holidays, etc.

In addition to the life in the houses, which is really the key point, there's also a day center where activities like craft-work, occupational therapies or services are proposed to the wider community.

The residents are between 18 and 70 years old and have various forms of developmental disabilities (most often Down syndrome) exceptionally linked with a physical handicap. They are assisted by teams of professionals (teachers, welfare officers, etc.) supported by volunteers. The aim is to ensure an adequate approach and relationship among volunteers and the residents.

The volunteers will provide support, will collaborate on different education tasks and various forms of aid involved in the care of people with mental disabilities.

Duration of the project: Minimum stay of 3 months is required.

More info and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-belgium

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Kundapur is a town situated near the beach on the west coast of Karnataka state, and is very close to the Western Ghats (a mountain ridge). The Western Ghats is India's prime zone for bio-diversity, known for the number of animal and plant species in this region.

In 2004, a Marine Turtle protection project was started here in co-operation with the Forest and Wildlife Department of the State of Karnataka. Over a 60-kilometer stretch of beach, surveys are conducted and the turtle nests are protected until the hatching of the eggs. Last year, more than 1500 baby turtles reached the ocean safely thanks to the efforts of international volunteers. This year again we continue these efforts. The projects will also focus on spreading awareness to the general public, fishermen community and in the schools about the importance of turtles in the bio-diversity. The awareness programs will involve beach walks, puppet shows, dramas and plays, mural painting, etc. The volunteers will also be involved in building Turtle Information Center huts along the beach.

Long-term volunteer project: 1 to 6 months from August to February.
Info: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india


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Make Science Sizzle and help others discover the world and beyond as you guide guests through interactive learning opportunities within our dynamic exhibit galleries. This is a great opportunity to showcase your experience and share your love of science and/or technology with others!

September - June: Daily Shifts
10:15am - 1:15pm or 12:15pm - 3:45pm

July - August: Daily Shifts, (Mon - Sun): 10:15am - 1:15pm or 12:15pm - 3:45pm OR
Shifts in weekly Blocks: Half Day (morning or afternoon , as noted above)
Full Day 10:15am - 4:15pm.
Interpretive shifts can be scheduled on the same day each week throughout the summer, OR the equivalent number of hours (minimum 40) can be completed over a compressed 2 to 3 week period, with daily shifts 4-6 hours in length scheduled each week.


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Orphanage support program in Norton, Mashonaland West Province, 1 to 12 months.

Volunteers will work in an orphanage in the town of Norton in Mashonaland West Province. The orphanage caters for children coming from very humble and disadvantaged backgrounds. The center provides accommodation, meals, clothing and school tuition for the kids. The center struggles to take care of the ever-increasing number of children in need, hence the dire need of resource mobilization volunteers.

The Resource Mobilization volunteer will contribute to the work of the orphanage through research, documentation and resource mobilization. The ideal candidate will be specifically involved in identifying and responding to opportunities for funding. Volunteers will also be involved in capacity building activities especially for the outgoing children. They will learn from other staff members to perform duties.

More info at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-zimbabwe


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Volunteers are needed to support the educational programs of a private school in Gbawe. The volunteers are welcome to bring different methods and perspectives - this will enable the children to obtain different skills. At the same time, the students will be exposed to different cultures and will be able to expand their global thinking.

Volunteers will teach English, Math, Information and communications technology (ICT), sports, masonry and carpentry according to their qualifications and interests. The work activities start at 8.00 am and end at 2 pm.

For more info visit us at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ghana


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The project is organized in partnership with the staff of an orphanage home in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The home was established 12 years ago to take care of the growing number of neglected and abandoned children in the region. Today the orphanage hosts 38 children (18 boys and 20 girls). Their ages range from 8 to 16 years.

The main goal of this project is to provide assistance and help the kids have a childhood like any other child. To achieve this, more personnel per child is needed so that more time could be devoted to each child. This will also enable the staff to identify and develop children’s talents to benefit both the children and the society at large.

In the morning, the volunteers can help prepare breakfast for the children. Volunteers will be teaching at the preschool level (Alphabet, 123 numbers, English language, Math, Rhymes, Poems, Songs and Arts & Dance). After school, the volunteers can help with the children’s lunch. Then there’s time for play (football, basketball and other creative games). In the late afternoon, the volunteers will help the kids with their homework. The volunteers will also help with HIV awareness, sexual education, health and hygiene programs.
In the evenings, the volunteers are welcome to participate in cultural activities, drumming and dancing, storytelling, etc. The volunteers will help to arrange excursions for the children and are welcome to join the trips.

Duration of the project: The program is running from February to December. Minimum duration is 1 month.

More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ghana


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Canadian Parents for French is looking for volunteers to act as online French tutors for children enrolled in our pilot program. Tutors will help children by speaking in French and working to improve the child's French in conversation, reading, and writing. Volunteers must be comfortable working with young kids and in both French and English.

We are recruiting for volunteers who can dedicate 1 to 2 hours per week for our fall program. Volunteers choose their own times each week. This program will run from September 14 to mid-December.

Application to volunteer : https://form.jotform.com/201173726906253

Must be okay with using zoom via computer with headphone and webcam.
Will tutor 2-3 hours per week with kids ages 6-14.


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An Anganwadi (meaning ‘courtyard shelter’ in Hindi) is in many ways a day care center for children below 6 years of age. Anganwadis were established by the Indian government in 1975 as part of the Integrated Child Development Services program.

One of their main functions is to provide non-formal, pre-school education to children between the ages of 3 to 5. Volunteers will be expected to teach children in this age group through various interactive and creative activities that will help improve the cognitive skills of the children. The pedagogical approach to teaching should be in accordance with standards employed in kindergartens around the world.

Anganwadis were also envisioned as part of the Indian public healthcare system. Along with providing pre-school education, they act as primary healthcare centers in villages and raise awareness of health and hygiene in their localities. Volunteers can also help the Anganwadi workers in providing health, hygiene and nutrition education to families. This will include teaching them about family planning, educating parents on child growth and development, among others.

The volunteers should bring in creative ideas to initiate new activities in the Anganwadi center. It is important for the children to feel loved and cared for by you, as you will be surrounded by them every day. This type of project is perfect for you if you are someone who has many ideas for teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics! You will be teaching a variety of subjects depending on your personal interests and skills. Previous experience in teaching children will be useful.

Language: English

Duration of the project: Minimum duration is 1 month. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.
Please note that due to school holidays, this project will remain closed during the following months: March until May; in the month of October; and sometimes in December. During these months, volunteers are encouraged to take part in the short-term volunteer projects.

More info at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india


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The project collaborates with three orphanages in Semarang City, Central Java, two of which are female orphanages supported by the church community. The orphanages host children from different backgrounds and areas of Indonesia. Normally they are brought to the orphanage by the community or their own parents. Living harmony inside and outside of the orphanage is what the orphanages emphasize. The children are given responsibility into daily tasks from morning until evening, no matter the ages. At the moment, they are hosting children from 1 year old until 18 years old. After finishing high school, they are given the option for working or going to university. Normally the orphans will be no longer staying in the orphanage. Nevertheless, they still get basic life support from the orphanage until they can be independent financially. In working with the children, the caretakers teach them to take care of their fellow friends. So the kids would often help each other in doing their tasks. The orphanage also educates them to be independent through giving them entrepreneur skills and an opportunity to practice their skills. Nevertheless, formal education is the most important for all of them. They pray, play, learn, laugh, and support each other.

The volunteer will be assisting the caretakers in supervising the children. The volunteer will take part in their daily activities such as waking up the children, helping them in school preparation, creating activities in the free time, and learning school lessons. Moreover, the presence of volunteers could give them motivation for practicing their foreign language knowledge. Intercultural learning in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

More info and other available projects in Indonesia: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-indonesia

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Live with the indigenous people of the Amazon and support their development projects.

In the Amazon there are communities and ecological reserves which are protected by the natives where volunteers can help with reforestation, agriculture, environmental protection and community tasks. This program is dedicated to true nature lovers who want to experience an eco-adventure and who would be willing to adapt to the modest accommodation offered by these communities.

The volunteers have the opportunity to learn about the jungle thanks of the “Jungle school” where they learn how to catch birds or any kind of animal of the Forrest, fishing, travel by canoe, jungle food, night walks through the jungle, medicinal plants cultivation. When there is the opportunity, the volunteers can help in the communities or in the Indian Reserves, in the constructions of houses, cleaning of pads, in the construction of latrines, and other development projects in benefit of the community.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Ecuador at: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-ecuador

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The aim of this project is to protect the endangered marine turtles working in close collaboration with the local population of La Peñita Town or as they say “the place where turtles come at night”. Volunteers, along with local people and a team of professional biologists and trained staff, will develop activities to protect the turtles, and will help to ensure the survival of the turtles for the future generations.
There are five species of turtles arriving to this area: Negra (Black Turtle), Golfina (Olive Ridley Turtle), Laud (Leatherback Turtle), Carey (Hawksbill Turtle) and more! The size of the turtles varies from 1 meter to 2.4 meters long and the weight from 40 kg to 500 kg. Every turtle makes a nest of around 150 eggs.

If you love nature, enjoy spending time in an astonishingly beautiful beaches close to a nice beach town, and are willing to witness the magic that nature had made for millions of years, this project is for you!

There is a team of up to 5 experts that will be working with the volunteers in order to show them the beauty of the turtle’s life. The turtle camp has been in operation for over 25 years now.

The main work consists in patrolling the beach at night. The working hours are from 8:00pm to 8:00am, four days per week. The volunteers will be split in two teams allowing each team to have a day of work, a day off for recovery and two days off on weekends. The goal is to find the adult turtles and collect their eggs, to move the eggs to a protected place called Vivero and release newborn baby turtles into the sea when they hatch. Volunteers will also help collecting statistical data in order to learn about the evolution of the species. Activities must be carried out at night since turtles do not go out of the ocean during the day (because of natural predators, it is safer for turtles to get out of the ocean in the dark). In collaboration with local people and biologists from La Peñita, volunteers will seek for the turtles, taking care of their eggs and the baby turtles. The work place and load depend on the number of turtles that come ashore. Every day, the biologists will define which beach will be patrolled by the volunteers depending on where more turtles arrive. The group will also take part in the reconstruction of some of the most important turtle camps in the region. Locals and experts are very friendly and working with them is always fun as they explain to the team what to do.

Project dates:
July 1 - July 13, 2020
July 15 - July 27, 2020
July 29 - August 10, 2020
August 12 - August 24, 2020
August 26 - September 7, 2020
September 9 - September 21, 2020
September 23 - October 5, 2020
October 7 - October 19, 2020
October 21 - November 2, 2020
November 4 - November 16, 2020
November 18 - November 30, 2020
January 13 - January 25, 2021
January 27 - February 8, 2021

For more information, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-mexico

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The project activities take place around Banepa - a beautiful town at 1800m altitude, surrounded by the green hills and panoramic views of the Himalayan range, just an hour bus ride from Kathmandu. Our volunteers live all together in a camp house, which is located in the hills, close to the town. Nature is all around and the air here is far better than in the bustling capital. Still Banepa offers amenities like restaurants with Wi-Fi, pharmacies, grocery stores and to top it all off, a beautiful old town. From here, field trips to a variety of places are possible, for example ancient Hindu temples, various trekking opportunities and all the sights of the Kathmandu valley are not far away.

In this project, we are helping the forest community and the Senagal village of Kavre district nearby Banepa. After the earthquake, a lot of buildings were destroyed, and the local population needs help in rebuilding the village. We'll be assisting in developing effective agricultural methods; we will do environmental awareness and forest conservation work; we'll work together with local people to build a multi-purpose community house; we will be involved in the construction work.

Volunteers will have different construction, renovation and educational tasks:
- Building a water tank and a well, for clean water access
- Construction of a seniors' home, organisation of daily activities for seniors, creation of a garden near the community house
- Help with the empowerment of women, to prepare them for the job market
- Further develop the community house, with the creation of a rooftop space to be used as meeting space
- Construction of a firebreak in the surrounding forest
- Rebuilding of a Hindu temple in the Banepa village
- Construction of a wall around the local primary school
- Repair of wooden shelters for the local community

Project dates:
June 1 - June 14, 2020
July 1 - July 14, 2020
August 1 - August 14, 2020
September 1 - September 14, 2020
October 1 - October 14, 2020
November 1 - November 14, 2020
December 1 - December 14, 2020
January 1 - January 14, 2021
March 1 - March 14, 2021

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The volunteers will support Centers for children with disabilities in Rabat/Sale and Casablanca. The volunteers will join the staff in their efforts to provide activities and care for children with various forms of disability, to create a nice environment for them and bring joy in their lives.

The main work will be assisting the staff in their daily activities for the care of physically disabled children. As a volunteer, you will be involved in individual goal setting and planning for holistic development of children with disability through home-based approach. You will also organise leisure and social activities for the children. Flexibility and openness to all kinds of works and activities is needed. These children are discriminated and rejected by mainstream society and therefore volunteers are needed to participate and bring joy in their lives, and help the centers improve their services.

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The High School Education in Indonesia is divided into two educational levels: secondary (age 12–15) and senior high school (age 15–17). These schools are implementing the national curriculum standard as their compulsory activities. Therefore, the students take compulsory classes such as Math, science, languages, religion, physics, etc. In senior high school, the students are given more varied program such as science, social studies or language classes. The schools would like to collaborate with international volunteers to support their foreign language program. Moreover, the involvement of volunteers provides extra activities in order to boost students’ interest in music, art, sport and technology. Most of the schools are located in urban centers.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting local teachers in holding English language classes. The volunteer will motivate and encourage the students to practice the foreign language they are learning. Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Location: Java and South Sulawesi

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Healthcare and the lack of easy access to it prevent people from upward social and economic mobility in India. Healthcare facilities in India are difficult to access. Government hospitals, though technically free, are so overwhelmed by the incongruity between the massive population of patients and the deficiency of qualified medical staff that they cannot cope with the load. Rates of children suffering from under-nutrition in India remain high despite the economic growth. In India 20 per cent of children less than 5 years of age suffer from wasting due to acute under nutrition. More than one third of the world's children who are wasted live in India (UNICEF).

Under-nutrition is substantially higher in rural than in urban areas and is responsible for 35% of deaths among children under 5 and 11% of the total global disease burden. Under nutrition is often an invisible problem that jeopardizes children's survival, health, growth and development, and it slows national progress towards development goals. According to the World Health Organization, a majority of the top 10 causes of death in India are both treatable and preventable. Therefore, to supplement the effort of the Government, we are working to provide health care to people and improve the nutritional status of the children.

As a volunteer, you will be working with healthcare centres or community based organisations and tasks will include: - Catering to the healthcare and nutritional needs of the rural community. - Organising health camps; providing health and nutritional education to children, youth/adolescents and community. - Conducting community awareness; facilitate training and capacity building for the health workers, community mobilisers on preventive, curative and rehabilitative health intervention. - Conducting surveys; documentations; designing appropriate Information, Education and Communication materials on health and nutritional aspect.

The project is spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations: Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry.

Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum duration is 2 months. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.

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The Community Health Program operating in Kakamega East District focuses on fighting HIV/AIDS and other health issues. The mission is to spearhead implementation of community health conservation projects in order to create a better life for communities in Western Kenya.

The aim of the program is expanding capacities of the community in regards to dealing with HIV/AIDS. It seeks to design and implement quality HIV/AIDS interventions, as well as to support people living with HIV/AIDS by increasing access and improving the quality of healthcare and referral services for them through increased linkages with the Ministry of Health. The program also aims to promote safe sexual behavior and practice among youth and vulnerable groups. In collaboration with the Danish International Development Agency, a dispensary and a computer-training center are being established to serve as a learning center for youth. This is the only dispensary and resource center within the area.

Volunteer tasks:
• Assisting the medical staff of the dispensary
• Supporting the computer training center by providing basic computer skills to community members
• School outreach programs: Awareness creation in the community on sexual and reproductive health

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This project was initiated in response to requests made by the Directors of two new health centers at Kpalimé. The project aims to alleviate the shortage of nursing staff at these very young health centers which cannot afford to hire sufficient personnel. The project is open to health care specialists: doctors, midwives, nurses, laboratory technicians, biologists, but also to students who wish to get training and experience about tropical health conditions.

The volunteers will assist the nursing staff to treat and assist patients. The centers provide testing laboratories, medical services, maternity wards where the volunteers can work. The volunteers may work in other community health centers as well, in the prefectures of Agou or Dagne or Kloto.

Duration of the project: 1 - 12 months. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the beginning of the month (from 1st to 5th of the month) because of the training week session for each project.

The volunteers will live with a host family which is an opportunity to learn about the local community, culture and language. Volunteers are expected to be sensitive to the local culture and make an effort to integrate into the community. So the most important qualities we are looking for are enthusiasm, flexibility and willingness to experience something completely new.

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The aim of the program is to provide English language speaking environment for children to practice and improve their confidence in using a foreign language in communication.

Volunteers will be responsible for the English class and will work as the sole teacher. You will be required to make a teaching plan with lesson plans using the learning materials provided to ensure continuity in learning from the teachers before and after you.
Some students have been studying in the school for a few years and now they can communicate well with the volunteer teacher. However, most of them have difficulty speaking and understanding. That's why, the volunteer’s work should concentrate on helping students with speaking and listening.
Remember to be their friend too, having fun with them through games and exercises will make it much more rewarding for them and for you.
The timetable will be given on arrival with volunteers working 2-3 evenings per week. Working hours are from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Volunteers will work around 2-4 hours per week at the class and will use the rest of their time between other projects and classes that require voluntary assistance and planning for lessons. In summer time, volunteers can work in the class in the day time between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

Duration of the project: 2-4 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

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The volunteers will work in Orphanage houses in or around Kathmandu valley, Chitwan and Kaski (Pokhara) district of Nepal, taking care and organising activities for the children. One or two volunteers can be placed in an orphanage at a time.

Duration of the project: 2-5 months. The volunteer placements start on the first Monday of each month.

Accommodation: Accommodation will be arranged in or near the Orphanage house. Most orphanage centers do not have hot shower, but most of them have bathrooms and toilets. Please do not except facilities like in your country! The volunteers will get their own single room and enough Nepali food Dalbhat. There is a two time food system in Nepal: heavy breakfast around 9am and dinner around 7pm. Tea is very common - when you visit a family, they will welcome you by serving tea!

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The volunteer project will support a school in Mae Chaem district of Chiang Mai Province. It is an alternative school and learning center for hill tribe children who come from poor families and very remote mountain areas. The learning center provides the children with free education, accommodation, food and occupation training, and plays important role in preserving their culture. There are 58 students in the school, 12-15 years old. They are from the Karen and Hmong hill tribes.

Volunteer activities:
• Creative English teaching – The aim is to enable local people to communicate in another language and get to know a different culture. The volunteers will visit a primary school and practice English with the students. In their teaching, volunteers will use intercultural activities, games, songs, storytelling and dancing, focusing on communication, listening and speaking.
• School renovation - The students’ accommodation needs renovation as it is quite old. Volunteers will help make it a better and nicer place for kids to live and learn in. The volunteers can also help in the construction of a new building for the learning center.
• Farming - Volunteers and students will work together on the school’s farm in 5 different occupation training programs: cow farm, pig farm, fish and frog farm, rabbit farm and chicken farm. The group can also plant more vegetables for the school lunch project.
• Building relationships with the villagers – Besides the main tasks, important part of the project is the cultural exchange, learning and sharing with the local villagers. The volunteers will be visiting them to chat and do activities together. This will be an enriching experience for all.
• Ecotourism – There are many interesting places to visit in the community such as a Buddhist temple, a waterfall, a national park, etc. The volunteers will visit these places and will help keep them clean by collecting garbage and promoting recycling.

Duration of the project: 1 to 4 months. The project is running from June to September and from November to February. The volunteer placements start on the 1st of the month.

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In this project, volunteers will support a little zoo, located near Macas in Morona Santiago in the Amazon region. The zoo started in early 2006 as a "rescue center" for wild species to respond to the inadequate treatment of these animals who were hunted and sold to citizens as pets, were hold captive in confined spaces with inadequate diet, hygiene, etc. That was the reason to create the center to rescue mammals, reptiles, birds, etc. We started with the rescue of a tapir (Tapirus terrestris). In April of 2006 a 7-month old male jaguar (Panthera onca) was brought from San José de Morona. Other animals were brought to the Center by the Ministry of Environment or individuals. This led to the need of a larger area where to build dens for each animal and provide the right habitat.

We need volunteers to ameliorate the difficult economic situation of the zoo due to the lack of involvement of local institutions and the government. If you want to help us feed the animals, learn about them, you are welcome to this project.

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This volunteer project takes place in a protected Natural Forest Reserve in Canton La Concordia, province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas in the west of Ecuador. It is a remnant of 250 acres of private rainforest, protected by the Ecuadorian State. The height at the site is 250 m, the average daytime temperature of 24 degrees and relative humidity is 80%. The rainiest months are January, February, March and April, the sunniest months are September, October and November.

The volunteer work in the reserve is linked to several areas:
- Tourism: Learning to identify species of wildlife and its most attractive attributes. Proposals and implementation of recreational activities that encourage the protection and care of the forest.
- Environmental Education: One of the areas of greatest interest to the reserve is education and dissemination of knowledge of the fragility and importance of our ecosystem (Working with school children and youth in the schools).
- Research: Often research projects on the flora and fauna are presented by domestic and foreign universities, where volunteers can form part of the support team.
- Wildlife Conservation: This year we will begin with the construction of a rescue center for wildlife, as current facilities are very basic and small for the amount of wildlife that the reserve receives. The maternity area will be the main focus for volunteers who have an affinity to breeding fauna.
Most of the activities will take place in the jungle. Volunteers with interest in natural sciences, biology, veterinary studies are very welcome.

Duration of the project: The project is running all year round. Minimum commitment required is 6 months, up to 12 months.

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The Home for elderly people in Guadalupe provides its residents with a place for recreation and special attention. Residents live in the centre all year round. The home also offers different activities to the elderly such as organized games, handicrafts, exercises, and many other.

The volunteer tasks are mainly related to accompanying and sharing with the residents. Volunteers will take part in activities with the elderly such as exercises or workshops (sewing, cooking, handicrafts, etc.). The volunteers could also organize new activities for them. Volunteers will help with cleaning or cooking at the center. It is also important to help during the meals. The volunteers could assist with medical cares, and also assist the physiotherapist.
Volunteers will work Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.

Duration of the project: 1-5 months. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

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The volunteers in this project will interact with patients and autistic children in the National hospital of Acupuncture and a Children's Center in Hanoi.

The volunteers will take care of children, provide massage therapy and organize leisure activities for young patients in the hospital in order to help them to follow the school program. In the Children's Center, volunteers will encourage children to communicate and complete daily activities in class, and will organize performances, sports, games for them every day.

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In this project, volunteers will take care of orphaned, abandoned and street children. The time will mostly be spent with children, playing with them, providing care and helping them to feel warmth and love in their difficult life. Besides care work, there will be a possibility to do some basic teaching.

Duration of the project: 2 - 3 weeks. Please select the dates that work best for you and submit them with your application.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week.
A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

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The program is an opportunity for the participants to explore Moroccan culture, especially the one from the south of Morocco and the Sahara Desert, which fascinates everyone who comes to visit. The volunteers will have the opportunity not only to visit the Desert, but also to enjoy the local culture and to get immersed into it, participating in different activities. The main aim of the project is to promote interculturality. Cultural visits will be organised to places in South Morocco (excursion to the oasis of Zagora and to the mountain, visiting an old kasbah, a historical library and a museum). An excursion to the Sahara Desert will be also organised in the end of December for the volunteers to celebrate the New Year in the Desert.

The group will take part in some voluntary activities and a pottery course. The volunteer tasks include painting and gardening in a local school.
The participants will learn about the Moroccan artisan techniques of making pottery. They will get knowledge about how to make pottery articles, from working and preparing the earth to decorating the articles. This activity doesn't require individual skills but it demands your motivation to overcome the difficulties. All the materials needed for this activity will be provided.
The volunteers will learn how to cook some delicious Moroccan food. They will also spend time and organize activities for 400 local children in Zagora.

Languages: English & French

Location: Zagora is a beautiful town in the south of Morocco, near the Algerian border. It is well known for its large desert. Zagora is about 750 km from Rabat and about 250 km in the south of Ouarzazate.

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This project is organized in cooperation with a community kitchen where kids have healthy meals every day. The main idea is to provide training to the families on healthy eating. In the kitchen, the children are not only fed but they also enjoy activities that contribute to their personal and collective development such as theatre, music, art and games.

Volunteer in Argentina (www.cadip.org)

There are two different positions in this volunteer project:

Chef: This person is in charge of cooking every day for the kids that participate daily in the activities of the project. This is an opportunity to learn about healthy eating and Argentinean food, special knowledge about cooking is not required.

Animator: This person has the task to develop art workshops once a week and co-facilitate other educational activities for the children.

Language: Spanish, English

Duration of the project: Minimum stay of 3 months is recommended so that volunteers can get involved in local projects, adapt to the new culture and feel the impact of their work.

Accommodation: Volunteers live together in a volunteer house with a capacity of up to 12 people. In the volunteer house, participants have the chance to make new friends, share and learn from each other.

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Help children realize the wonderment of discovery through hands-on learning experiences. This is a great opportunity to work with our School Program Instructors in a classroom setting. You will be involved in assisting the instructors with set up and take down of interpretive program materials, organizing and packing of program kits, and inspiring and motivating students through guided support.
September - June Weekday shifts:
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 2:30pm (am or pm shifts as per bookings)
Home School Programs - One Monday per Month 10:30am - 3:45pm, as per booking, (morning and/or afternoon)
Special Themed Events - Various Weekdays 9:00 - 3:00pm, as per event. (morning and/or afternoon booking).


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Providing education in poor communities in Mukono district
Mukono 1 - 3 months

Volunteer project: The volunteer project supports a secondary school providing education and skills development to the communities of Nakaswa and the neighboring districts. Bringing educational and social service facilities closer helps in uplifting the young generation of the country and improving their wellbeing and livelihood. We are mobilizing the community to get involved in the project by creating awareness, helping in the day to day management of the school for quality education delivery, thereby improving access to education facilities. We are working together with the local governments of Mukono, Kayunga and Buikwe districts to achieve these objectives.

The aim of the project is provision of quality education in the poor communities of Mukono, Kayunga and Buikwe. We need volunteers motivated to promote education and skills development among the local communities.

The volunteers will help in the day-to-day management of the school, teaching, ICT training, and construction of the school laboratory building. They will support outreach programs and provide educational activities related to health, hygiene, sanitation, climate change and heritage conservation. The volunteers will develop community involvement activities and will prepare and support outreach programs related to the delivery of quality education to young people with emphasis on those with fewer opportunities. A garden will be set up within the school premises for demonstration purposes and in-house food production using indigenous knowledge.

Duration of the project: 1 to 3 months. The program is running throughout the year.

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The volunteers will have available a large number of alternatives according to their interests and abilities. We mix two activities in different places, so volunteers have a larger view of Argentina and they can cooperate in two projects. Among the activities volunteers have the chance to choose between the following projects:
- Art workshops in hospitals for children : Volunteers will help in art workshops in hospitals with the aim of promoting creativity and happiness for those children that are waiting to visit doctors or to have some controls.
- Immigrant rights: This is a project that promotes immigrant rights regarding employment, living conditions, education, etc. Volunteers will help in communication to prevent discrimination and spread the message of the project. They will teach
English to children from different ages.
- Art workshops and sports : Volunteers will help a social organization to develop activities for children and families in a semi-rural area of Buenos Aires. There are not many activities for this population so it is a way to promote social inclusion. Volunteers will have the chance to suggest activities according to their skills. The organization has a vegetable garden, bakery lessons for women, computer lessons, cinema workshops, homework support, among other activities.
- Homework support and recreational activities with kids. This is a social organization that works for promoting children rights and for eradicating children labor, addictions and violence prevention. They have three offices where volunteers can develop workshops and activities related to sports, games and art with children. They work three times a week.

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There are around 2.9 million individuals with various forms of mental disabilities in Kenya. These Kenyans face many obstacles in their daily lives since many communities still consider mental disability an ailment caused by witchcraft and black magic. These individuals are more than capable of developing useful skills given adequate support. The current education system is unable to support young adults who have mental disabilities since they cannot enrol in an ordinary secondary school and are often too old to attend primary schools.

A Center for people with special needs in Kiambu County was established in 2010 to help individuals with disabilities aged 16 to 50 years. It is a vocational training center that offers support for these individuals and their families. There are around 40 Kenyans enrolled in this center who have different disabilities including Autism and Down Syndrome. The students are divided and grouped into classes depending on their abilities, and they are trained on important vocational skills such as beadwork, baking, farming, activities of daily living among others.

The mission of this center is to make a difference in the life of young adults with special needs and disabilities by helping them become self-reliant and easing their integration into mainstream life without fear of stigmatization.

Volunteer tasks:
• Assisting in teaching of various subjects (mathematics, language, writing, computer skills)
• Promoting core activities such as such as drawing, sewing, beadwork, gardening
• Support with activities of daily living such as cleaning, personal hygiene
• Organizing extra-curricular activities such as sports and nature walks
• Provision of guiding and counseling services to the students

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This project was initiated following the requests from some officials of computer centers in the city of Kpalime. The project aims to reinforce the capacities in human resources in data-processing centers to support existing trainers to better support learners and use their knowledge of managing system and computer tools.

This program is a unique opportunity for any student who opted for the trade of computers. It immerses you in the specifics of computer training in a developing country.

Volunteers will assist the training staff to supervise and assist students. The will also assist teachers in their daily work with youth. The volunteers can also do a joint program with trainers.

Duration of the project: 1 - 12 months. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the beginning of the month (from 1st to 5th of the month) because of the training week session for each project.

Accommodation: The volunteers will live with a host family which is an opportunity to learn about the local community, culture and language.

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Within this program, international volunteers will support a Special needs School located in the south of Quito. This school for mentally challenged children offers programs to prepare them for their future and how to become independent individuals. Volunteers interested in this school, will need to stay a minimum of eight (8) weeks, in order to follow up with the children’s progress.

The volunteer work consists in assisting the teachers in taking care of the children, playing and teaching them new games. The volunteers will also help the children during lunch time, helping them to learn how to eat by themselves. Volunteers will work from Monday to Friday, afternoons are free and weekends off.

Language: English / Spanish

Duration of the project: The program is running all year except vacations from August 15 to August 31 and December 15 to December 31. Minimum time for volunteering is 8 weeks, with the possibility to extend it up to 6 months.

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This project is organized with a community center in Buenos Aires which mission is to provide training and education opportunities for local children, youth and adults. They have set up a kindergarten, but nowadays more activities are required by the community, in order to generate opportunities for young people and adults.

Volunteers will develop art and culture workshops and sport activities for children. They will have the chance to show their culture, put in practice their skills and enjoy a nice time with the children. This project is an opportunity for those who want to develop art and recreational activities intended to facilitate the personal and collective development of children.

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