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The time to celebrate the new year is inching closer, and while everyone is busy scheduling their parties, there are a few who are busy preparing their itineraries for places to travel with the first light of the new year. And what better way can there be to begin your year with a stint of volunteering abroad and making a difference in the society; in many underprivileged lives. Not only is it affordable to travel abroad if one chooses to volunteer travel, but also provides exceptional experiences and memories for life. Wondering what you can do? Here is a comprehensive list of top 10 volunteering abroad programs you can choose from to work;

1. Street Children Volunteer Project, India

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What it is about

This project is dedicated to the welfare and development of homeless kids who have faced the wrath of life and are in dire of utmost care and attention.

What you do as a volunteer

Volunteers spend quality time with the children at the center wherein they can indulge in various different activities; such as,

   Conducting informal educational sessions

   Playing games and other extra-curricular activities

   Sharing personal experiences

Pre-requisites

   Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project.

   Need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.

   Highly dedicated and carry strong motivation to help children.

Location

Delhi

 

2. Elephant Camp Project, Thailand

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What it is about

Thailand is known for its love and dedication for elephants, and that is exactly what this project revolves around; elephants. This is a highly recommended program for animal lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

What you do as a volunteer

    Be a part of guide team in helping the tourist arriving at the camp with safety procedures.

    Learn from the mahouts how to train the elephants.

    Help on bathing elephants and then feed them breakfast.

Pre-requisites

    Comfort level of working with animals.

    Ready to work under any kind of circumstances.

    Quick learner and eager in executing the task in the best way possible. 

Location

Chiang Mai

3. Wildlife and Conservation Program, South Africa

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What it is about

This is one of the best volunteering abroad opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts. The program is located in a huge 6000 hectares of land covered from national reserve area from all sides. This is a great way to get close to the wild and make sure of their preservation in the best way possible.

What you do as a volunteer

    Removal of alien vegetation in and around the reserve

    Lion tracking and monitoring

    Wildlife structures

    Tree planting and landscaping

    Regular game drives to keep a check on the wild.

    Predator interaction and caring.

    Taking care of the elephant sanctuary.

    Fauna and flora work in the nursery

    Wilderness trail walks and patrols

    Patrolling the fences on alternate duties.

    Game Counts

    Game capture

    Anti-poaching efforts

Pre- requisites

    Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the project.

    Need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.

    The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.

    Must be in good health.

Location

Port Elizabeth

 

4. Community Development Program, Ghana

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What it is about

This project is dedicated towards infrastructural development of the village communities located at the outskirts of mainland Tamale, where volunteers will be placed. There are schools and village community halls which needs high development work and refurbishment, and volunteers play a huge role working in consortium with the natives of the village.

What you do as a volunteer

Volunteers get the opportunity to execute different activities including construction work, education, and providing vocational training. Volunteers can also assist the teachers in conducting classes in local village schools and be a part of various awareness programs.   

Pre-Requisites

    Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project

    Keep a flexible attitude towards working in a new and different environment.

    The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.

    Volunteers must be in good health

Location

Tamale

 

5. Childcare Orphanage Program, India

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What it is about

Another very important volunteer project dedicated to the development and welfare of the underprivileged children of the Indian society. These are the set of children who come from the dark lanes of poverty and life has escalated their miseries by parting them from their parents. These orphans have only one ray of hope, and that is the love and affection from the volunteers.

What you do as a volunteer

    Indulging in educational sessions

    Assist them with their home-assignments

    Provide information related to personal hygiene and other civic education.

Pre-Requisites

    Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project.

    Need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.

    The volunteers should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.

Location

Delhi

 

6. Teaching English Program, Kenya

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What is it about?

This program is based at local community schools and orphanage schools in the city of Nairobi. English is one of the commonly spoken languages across the globe, and having a significant grip on the language can help these children to make a better future for themselves. Teaching English program in Nairobi is also a great platform for those looking to make a career in the education sector, as this adds as a huge experience to the resume.

What you do as a volunteer

Volunteers under this project are assigned to execute several tasks; such as,

     Teach the classes on their own or assist the current staff and teachers.

     Assist in several administrative tasks to streamline the curriculum of the school.

     Design new ways to indulge students in various extra-curricular activities.

     Innovate the method of teaching by making it more of the play-way method.

     Volunteers can also take up other subjects to teach children; such as Math, Science, history, etc.

Pre-Requisites

     Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the beginning of the program.

     Participants should come with a flexible attitude for working in a new cultural setup.

     Should possess the requisite enthusiasm and energy to continue in the project.

     Should be medically fit travel and volunteer

Location

Nairobi

 

7. Healthcare Medical Program, Tanzania

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What is it about?

As the name suggests, this program is dedicated to providing a better medical facility and spread proper healthcare awareness amongst the local people living in around the city of Arusha. There are local dispensaries, clinics, and hospitals which often run out of qualified medical professionals and volunteers can really be helpful in filling this gap. Pre-med, medical, and nursing students, as well as medical professionals, are eligible to be a part of this program.

What you do as a volunteer

As this program is all about medical and healthcare, the majority of volunteer work includes medical assistance and support. Volunteers under this program need to do the following;

    Pre-med students assist the local doctors and staff in doing basic tasks such as checking weight and temperature of the students and cleaning wounds.

    Help in doing some administrative tasks at the placement itself.

    Medical students who already have gained a certain level of experience can help in checking blood pressure and suturing wounds.

    They can also do rounds with patients and work in areas of maternal health, surgery, laboratories, counseling, and testing etc.

Pre-Requisites

    Medical Program volunteers must be at least 18 at the time of joining.

    Volunteers joining this volunteer project must be either Pre Medical, Medical or Nursing students or possess other qualifications related to medical and nursing field such as CNA or EMT.

    Need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.

    The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.

    Must be in good health.

Location

Arusha

 

8. Football Coaching Program, Ghana

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What is it about?

If there is one thing that the entire Ghana country is united about, it is certainly football; if not anything else. While tourism is, of course, one huge area of earning for many in the country, even the sport of football has opened up the gates for several job opportunities for the young blood in Ghana. It is for this that providing proper sports coaching to children in community schools, where facilities are limited, is a great platform to volunteer abroad. Certainly, a very suitable option for those who are into football.

What you do as a volunteer

     Assist the local coaches in their daily practice schedule with the local players.

     Help the students in local schools to improve their game and organize football matches.

     Provide advisory in the development of football skills of young players.

Pre-Requisites

     Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project

     Keep a flexible attitude towards working in a new and different environment.

     The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.

     Volunteers must be in good health.

Location

Tamale

 

9. NGO Support Program, Cambodia

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What is it about?

This is one of the most supportive volunteer programs one can choose from. No matter what educational or vocational background you come from, there is always something for you to support and help in. The NGO support volunteer program provides an opportunity to work for a particular cause you have your interest in.

What you do as a volunteer

Volunteers are placed according to their field of interest and expertise. So for example;

    If you are an artist, you can provide support to hone vocational skills for underprivileged people and children.

    If you are a sports person, you can coach children in community schools to develop playing skills.

Pre-Requisites

    Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program.

    Volunteers need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.

    The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.

    Volunteer must be in good health.

Location

Phnom Penh

 

10. Volunteer with Disabled Children Program, Peru

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What is it about?

This program is dedicated to the care and development of specially-abled children from the age group of 3 to 20 years. Volunteers are placed in the school for disabled and deaf children, located in the urban part of Cusco city. This program is all about nurturing some blissful souls who need special care and attention.

What you do as a volunteer

    Volunteers work as class assistants of different classes supporting the teachers in different activities during the mornings.

    Prepare lessons that include indoor games, art & craft activities to help students in their learning process.

Note: Volunteers having License of Psychologist, therapist, work directly with the Psychologist rotating in different classrooms.

Pre-Requisites

    Volunteers must be 17 years or older at the time of joining the project.

    Need to have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. The volunteers should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference.

    Must be in good health.

Location

Cusco

 

So these were the top ten Gap year volunteering abroad programs you can choose from to volunteer abroad at the dawn of New Year. For further details and registrations, get in touch with our advisors at [email protected]


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