If your skills, goals or desired destinations do not fit here, ask Ann.
People of all skill & experience levels are needed on most projects. Pitch
us your Questionnaire & then we can discuss what fits.
Psychology & Human Services
Gulu: from Hell to Healing.
In Gulu's devastating war, kids were kidnapped
and forced to be child soldiers; girls were raped and now have AIDS.
Needed: people who have experience
in trauma work and working with
children. People that use art, sports, music, drama & dance as therapeutic
modalities will fit especially well as talk therapy is not a good fit in
Refugee Camp. Artists & art therapists needed to create calendars &
cards to generate income. Work with youth & families. Need French & English
Gender Based Violence. Alcohol Abuse. Help
build programs with men who grew up in violence;
kids from alcoholic homes. Trainings about sexual
At Risk Kids. Work with AIDS orphans or with kids who have
We need people to tutor, teach
vocational skills & job mentoring.
Program managers, Organizational Development, and
Monitoring & Evaluation. Our partner
organizations are taking on new challenges. We need
people who are seasoned managers to help "grow" our
Grand-writing and Fund-raising. Many seek
help with fund-raising.
Teaching Literacy & Practical
Almost every imaginable
skill is needed. We need you!
Educating Girls. Africa. Africa's
ticket out of poverty is educating the girls says the UN. Good with kids? Help with
homework & tutoring.
literacy, any academic subject or sports.
Need books, librarians & library assistants.
Refugee ccommunity, Africa. "To give our children an education is a gift
when they have lost or left almost everything else." French speaking
believes that education is critical to
don't need to be a pro or a teacher. We need people who can teach:
~50% of Africa can not read;
or has not finished
--ESL, speaking English
Software & hardware
--Writing & how to study
--Gardening & farming
--How to run a small business
--Construction & carpentry
--Secretarial & typing
--Mechanics--scooter, bike, auto
--Small appliance repairs
Most of the above practical teachers
are needed at many sites.
You don't need to be a pro to teach; just willing to share what you
India has made a new request for engineers
to design new products that are marketable; to adapt sustainable
technologies to rural needs; to train technical students & villagers.
Micro-finance groups lift millions out
||Business & Income
Half the world's
people live on less than $2/day. Help lift
people out of poverty.
We need people who can "make something out of nothing";
who can come into a community...size up their resources, talents and
and develop ways that they can generate income.
Help NGO's develop enterprises that will sustain their humanitarian
Needed in Gulu; Cameroon; Ghana; Kenya; Uganda; India; Ecuador, Bolivia,
Products & services developed in Africa, Asia & Americas need to be
connected to wider markets.
We need people who understand marketing and/or Fair Trade and eCommerce
so well that they can apply the principles to different cultures and to
Needed in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Gulu, Cameroon, and with Congolese
MF has been successful where it is coupled with entrepreneurship and
We have several levels of challenge requiring different levels of
-- "I haven't worked in MF, but I am very interested." Our India sites
are great place to learn MF.
-- "I have some experience so I can dig in & help." Costa Rica is a
great place to "test your wings."
-- "I can help launch a MF program. I can help develop the enterprises &
Most need is here. MF is more then injecting money; it is helping the
new enterprises to fly.
Many places. Teach math, accounting & budgeting. This skill
is critical to eliminating corruption.
Ecuadorian Sacred Valley org asks for help writing Business Plans.
Public Health, Medical, Nursing
Water & Sanitation; Health Promotion
Medical clinic in Gulu.
In Africa, it is rare to find a clinic with a microscope & simple lab
such as Gulu has.
Emphasis on mother-child health and preventing the transmission of AIDS
Need all health professions, both new grads & professionals.
Medical clinic in Peru.
Serve the indigent indigenous coming from the
surrounding countryside for miles.
Need nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, midwives, pharmacists,
dentists; students & professionals
Family planning. 2 of our Africa programs request health educators that
train about birth control. Needed where a poor mother
will try to feed 10 kids. Para-professionals welcome!
Side-by-Side with African doctor.
Learn Tropical Medicine & how to work with few resources. Go with doctor
to villages in dry season.
Well suited to new graduates & young professionals.
India, 3 sites.
--"School nurse" for school that serves the poor & their families.
--Practice "village medicine" with the poor who have never seen medical
--Buddhist monastery serving both the monks and students.
There is 1 doctor/10,000 people in most African nations.
There are clinics that have been built but never served a patient.
This requires more experience so you can both assess & treat a wide
range of ailments.
Needed in: Cameroon; Sierra Leone; Nepal; India; Bangladesh; Bolivia &
Educate about AIDS, STD's, reproductive health, malaria, typhoid,
sanitation & hygiene.
You need not be trained in medical professions, but able to give
Needed in Gulu, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, Bolivia, Ecuador,
Peru, Honduras, .
Many health problems could be prevented with good nutrition.
We need nutritionists who can teach how to have a healthy diet on a budget of $2/day.
Needed in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, India,
Nepal, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Gulu, Kenya, Ghana.
Prevent Health Problems: Clean water,
latrines & smokeless stoves
In developing world, 4/5ths of illnesses are caused by water-borne
diseases. Diarrhea is #1 cause of childrens' deaths.
1 billion people lack access to clean drinking water & 2.5 billion lack
||--Food & water borne
diseases can be prevented.
New NGOabroad consultant who specializes in water purification can
train you how to help.
--Prevent respiratory problems in the Andes & the Himalayas.
Help build stoves that do not create very smoky rooms in cold
--Improve sanitation. Dig latrines in Dominican Republic or
--Massage therapy: India--after digging wells; people with AIDS;
Andean miners & more.
--Chinese doctors and acupuncturists welcome in many of our medical
Health professional interested
in paid humanitarian work? See
International Work page.
Great for Gap year!
are welcome & needed in
almost all of our programs. Some are highlighted below.
You don't need a college degree or
credentials to volunteer with us!
Tutors, tutors, tutors.
Kids need 1-to-1 time. Teach reading,
academics or what you love.
The arts. Help youth or women write poetry; make music; paint,
draw, break dance, rap.
Sports coaches. Soccer is
universal! Swimming. Playground games. Hockey!
Vocational education. Do you have a hobby that could generate
income? Wood working.
Tie dying. Candle making. Bee keeping. Auto, motorcycle & bike repair.
Computers are great if people can read. So teach literacy &
computer literacy together.
Brute & brawn. Real help is often more grunt than glory. Help dig
wells & latrines.
The trades. Mechanics are needed! Fix-it-people.
Opportunities in: Kinds of activities:
mentoring & inspiring kids
--Ghana --soccer, sports &
building mountain bike trail
--Uganda --teaching literacy
to adults who missed out
--Cameroon --vocational skills
--India --health education
--Nepal --micro-finance &
--Honduras --teaching English
--Ecuador --farming &
--Tanzania (future) --engineering &
Girls have been denied an education throughout Africa, throughout the
The World Bank & UN believe the education of females has a ripple
& is a critical
factor in transforming societies.
We need people who are naturals at teaching or tutoring.
You need not have formal training in Education.
Small Business Developers
We need women who have:
Entrepreneurial & small business experience
People that can "make somethin' outa nothin'".
Resourceful; creative; strong people skills.
Farming, gardening & agricultural experience also helpful.
Your hobbies contribute
Skilled in music, drama, dance? These skills can be used
Sewing, sports, catering, hair cutting, mechanics or carpentry?
Can you teach these to women in vocational education?
Are you a natural born organizer and leader? Great, we would like you
to help build leadership skills in women in many other countries.
Women in Labor
Train Traditional Birth Attendants
We need doctors, nurses or midwives who have at least 6 months
experience in labor & delivery to teach how to assess if mom is
This is #1 health request in 3 communities in Africa & in Bolivia.
Women in Journalism on hold
At long last, women are gaining a voice. If you have a background in
work with female TV journalist to cover women's issues: widowhood;
women's health; gender based violence.
Gender Based Violence
We have someone coming in to help launch a DV program in Cameroon.
We would like to replicate this in other countries,
and also broaden the focus to include sexual abuse.
We will need therapists who can counsel and train locals.
Both women and men are needed to do community education.
We are eager to have men who can help shift attitudes.
Requirements: willingness to understand cultural beliefs
and not bring Western dogmas.
Andes & Himalayas: Teach Sustainability & Appropriate Technology.
Both are high, arid lands in need of alternative ways to feed their
people & survive.
Teach in Ecuador: sustainable and
renewable energy--solar, wind use in ecotourism projects.
Cameroon. Teach composting; drip irrigation; rainwater harvesting; how to earn
income from farming; Fair Trade marketing of dried tropical fruits;
easier ways to clear the land; animal husbandry; cattle breeding;
organizing a farmer's cooperative.
Gulu needs dairy & hog farmers & help to improve garden yields.
Sierra Leone would like help to expand from subsistence farming
to include cash crops;
to cultivate fish farming to increase protein intake; to divert swamp
water to irrigation ditches.
Kenya. Help transform the slums of Nairobi from a wasteland to a
fertile food source.
People well versed in sustainability, urban horticulture, planting
trees are needed.
Ghana: Help those who are taking
up the hoe because it is cheaper to grow your food than buy it.
India asks for people who can teach organic farming; vets,
chicken & goat husbandry.
c. down the road.
Nepalis jubilant after election
Rights & Democracy Building
Journalism & Human Rights are hazardous work. Some of our colleagues have been
threatened so several of our journalism projects are on hold.
Investigative journalism. In many countries, journalists must not
rock the boat. We have one exception to the rule. You must qualify for
this post. on hold
Nepal. Maoist rebels who wanted a unresponsive monarchy ousted
have laid down their rifles and won the majority in legislative races.
Next Nepal will draft a New Constitution & governmental structure, sans
the king. Goal: a government which is more responsive to the needs of
the poor. Fascinating stories wait to be written.
Our partner journalism organization requests people with strong copy
Women & Journalism, Africa. Women's concerns have gone unheard &
We have new opportunity to work with TV journalist to air topics of
concern to women. on hold
From Boyz to Men. Journalist & musician has launched music project
to give youth
a constructive way to engage in social concerns.
Mongolia was abuzz with its
legislative election for the
State Great Khural.
big news in a country that modeled itself after the USSR.
NGOabroad is unique service
enabling a broad range of people to make a difference.
needed? Students, professionals, retirees, families & workers with a
passion for humanitarian service!
professionals, regular folk & students needed:
workers. Poverty workers. Counselors.
..Community Organizers. Organizational leaders.
Rights. Gender-based Violence.
..Journalists. Media. Teach writing, Theatre.
Rights. Democracy Building. Law.
..Human Rights. Democracy Building. Law.
..Appropriate technology. Solar. Water. Sanitation.
..Environmentalists. Foresters. Logistics.
..Teachers: Literacy, Vocational & Academics.
..Youth workers & people who love children.
..Accounting. Finance. Micro-finance.
..Teach entrepreneurial or business skills.
..Nurses. Midwives. Massage therapists.
..Physical, occupational, speech therapists.
..Disability experts & advocates.
..Doctors. Dentists. ARNP's. Nutritionists.
..Mechanics. Construction. Sewing. Hair Stylists.
..And more! What skills do you contribute?
Your interests, hobbies & life skills are just as important.
Are you a coach? athlete? musician? gardener? caterer? solar
electrician? bike mechanic? We'd love you to teach your skills.
Are you crazy about kids? a parent, foster parent, grand parent (and
have no criminal record?) Kids need you!
Are you an office worker or manager? We need your organizational &
There are many skills
needed that are not outlined on this page.
If you want to contribute but a suitable opportunity is not listed
here, ask Ann.
The needs & opportunities in other countries determine if your
skills are suited to paid or voluntary work.
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