This page outlines what skills skills & where your skills are needed in
NGOabroad Volunteer Programs.
If your skills, goals or desired destinations do not fit here, ask for a
personalized Roadmap of Resources.
Refugee Camp in Africa. Help build
livelihoods; active therapies to help with traumas: art therapists &
graphic artists; drama/storytellers;
sports; work with youth & families. Need French & English
Post-Conflict West Africa is rebuilding after civil war.
Need community organizers, program management, conflict
resolution. Work with youth or
women. Help launch new initiative with sex workers; AIDS & trauma.
We need community organizers to help launch
livelihoods projects; both men & women to work on domestic violence.
Spanish is helpful but some people have done intensives on-site or
Educating Girls in
Africa. In most villages, 97% of the women can
not read or write.
Help transform thinking about what women & girls can do.
(Men especially needed for this.) Need
community organizers, grant writers, women's advocates... tutors, AIDS &
Dominican Republic. Work with women & children who have
Great experience in human rights, poverty & livelihoods.
Central America. Super skilled with children?
Coach staff that work with children orphaned by abuse & AIDS. "Download"
your group & residential skills, child development & behavioral
To be Launched after our Africa
Domestic Violence work;
working with AIDS; & further AIDS education..
AIDS ORPHANS. Many people request to volunteer with AIDS
As with street kids, tutoring, sports & job mentoring are especially
& Practical Skills. Youth & Kids.
Grassroots Girl's School in Africa. The UN believes Africa's
ticket out of poverty is educating the girls. Good with kids? Help with
homework & tutoring.
business, health & AIDS education or sports.
Need librarians & library assistants.
Refugee camp, Africa. "To give our children an education is a gift
when they have lost or left almost everything else." French speaking
helpful or learn.
Men as mentors.
"If we could do something constructive with our unemployed,
restless young men, we'd have fewer wars."
Another Director who believes "Education is the ticket out of
We need vocational & literacy teachers & tutors:
math & basic accounting, IT, ESL & academics
instructors & tutors. Spanish helpful, but can be learned.
Africa & Asia, teach skills that help feed a family.
Teach catering, carpentry, wood working, crafts,
agriculture/ gardening, animal husbandry.
Teach computer literacy, hardware
& software; secretarial & typing.
Teach or assist in arts & crafts skills that can feed a family.
Tie-dye teachers & helpers are especially needed; weavers, quilters,
Asia & Africa. Need scooter repair, auto mechanics, small
Post-Conflict Africa believes that education is critical to
India. Teach writing, primary school, sports, yoga or health
Nepal & Mongolia believe that learning English is a ticket out of
Our school in Honduras is for the children of single mothers.
They will provide apartment & most of your food if you teach
Micro-finance groups lift millions out
How would you help this woman generate
income to feed her child?
|Business & Income
Half the world's
people live on less than $2/day.
Your mission, if you should decide to undertake it, is to help lift
people out of poverty.
It is hard to eke out a living at 12,000 feet
elevation. No coconut palms or lettuce.
Our Andean Directors invite people to take on this challenge: how do you
& generate income? Spanish helpful or do intensive prior.
Business developer or
entrepreneur: many NGO's in Asia, Africa & the Americas, struggle
to survive. Help develop an enterprise that sustains a non-profit.
Link micro-finance crafts to Fair Trade
markets & market handicrafts to
Girls School. Help bolster family incomes so family can
send girls to school. Teach sewing, crafts, wood working, mechanics,
Post-Conflict Africa. Teach entrepreneurial or income
generating skills, or
Women & youth trafficked & sold into prostitution. Teach alternative
Nepal. Most trekkers originally go to see mountains, but walk away
wanting to help the poor. You too? Help with community development & poverty eradication.
Haitians Refugees: Dispossessed & rejected, the Haitians need
creative ways to make a living.
Central America. Teach livelihoods & grassroots business development
to care-takers of AIDS orphans, street kids & campesinos.
Many places. Teach accounting & budgeting.
Sneak pre-view: Exciting new business program to be launched on our
Africa visit: income generation x Fair Trade = lifting out of
poverty & improving life in village.
Rights & Democracy Building
Refugee Camps & Post-Conflict Africa.
Human rights violations are usually to shut people up. Fear &
silence->>tyranny. Freedom of expression->>democracy.
Where journalists were persecuted,
restore the ability to tell what is going on.
Teach villages & refugees how to
report on life experiences & community events.
Restore this important foundation of democracy.
Human Rights, Haitian Refugees. Haiti has experienced decades of
turmoil & terror. Haitians flee to the Dominican Republic where the
Dominicans reject the Haitians. Tackle this challenge that others
Journalism & Gender, Africa. Women's concerns are unheard &
Men & women must work together through radio or print media to turn that
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.
Mongolia was abuzz with its
legislative election for the
State Great Khural.
big news in a country that modeled itself after the USSR. You missed the
Send your Questionnaire & we'll hook you up to the next breaking story.
Nepalis jubilant after election
Public Health, Medical,
Water & Sanitation; Health Promotion
There are far more opportunities for health skills than listed here.
Please email us your
Questionnaire & resume and
then we can discuss what fits for you.
Doctors & nurses needed in AIDS clinic.
Seasoned doctors needed to assist AIDS doctor in outlying villages.
Para-professional AIDS & health educators. (Can be trained
School. Help design & implement
village Public Health campaign--AIDS, malaria, nutrition. Great for
seasoned professionals or nursing, Public Health or medical students.
Andes. Help design programs to prevent high infant
mortality. Need: Nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, mother-child
specialists; Public Health. Sanitation. Nutrition.
Nepal. Public Health. Doctors, nurses, dentists, nutritionists.
Great for pros & students.
Midwifery & Nursing
Africa. Midwives & nurses needed in maternity clinics.
Para-professionals also needed (taking height, weight, vitals &
helping mom & baby.)
India. We have 3 sites requesting nurse, nurse practitioner,
dentist, doctor, medical student, or nursing student for ~general
practice or prevention education.
So many choices for a nurse or doctor that a Roadmap of Resources is
Clean water &
sanitation are an important part of health.
Andes, Girl's village, Nepal, Himalayas. India,
Central America, Ghana, West Africa
all welcome assistance in building water & sanitation systems.
Massage therapy: India-- after digging wells; Thailand--release
knots of women & kids who have been trafficked into prostitution; people with AIDS; Andean miners & more.
There are health opportunities for both professionals & para-professionals.
There are many different ways that you can help.
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.
See Apply page: for steps to get NGOabroad
services; fees for services;
to download Questionnaire.
NGOabroad will be redesigning our Africa programs
after our whirlwind tour.
Do come back to see our exciting new offerings!
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