International volunteering is a great way to travel and see the world. Learning a second language is
also a good way to meet new people and interact with different cultures. Below is a list of websites that
offer either international volunteering or foreign language classes or both.

  • International Volunteer HQ is a volunteering program that offers cheap volunteering opportunities in various countries. Currently they have volunteering opportunities in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, India, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Thailand, China, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Bali and Mexico. FaceBook page: volunteerhq


  • If you ever had a passion for traveling to South or Central America and want to do so while volunteering, then this is a good site to visit. They list over 200 different websites that offer either free and low-cost volunteer opportunites.


  • Safe Passage is charity organization that provides hope and educational opportunities for the kids and their families in the city's garbage dump community of Guatemala. FaceBook page:safepassage.org


  • This organization provides information to anybody who wants to help under-privileged children in the city of Cartagena. All volunteer opportunities are free. They also list tutors and schools for anyone who wants to take spanish classes.


  • Traveller Not Tourist is an organisation that offers international travellers volunteer tours in the country of Peru. They also have spanish classes you can take during your stay. FaceBook page:travellernottourist | Twitter page:TnTVolunteers


  • Suncampdr.org offers free volunteer vacations in the Dominican Republic. Volunteering is free but, you have to pay for your lodging, food and transportation.


  • Ecuadorecovolunteer.org has free volunteering programs that you can join that involve indigenous villages ans the Amazon. They also assist you in finding spanish classes that you can take.


  • Guayasamin Spanish Language School is a spanish school located in Quito, Ecuador. In addition to classes, they also offer volunteering opportunities to those who are interested. FaceBook page:Guayasamin-Spanish-School


  • Conservation Travel Africa is an organization based in Africa that provides volunteering experiences throughout Southern Africa, but mainly in Zimbabwe. FaceBook page:ConservationTravelAfrica


  • Go Missions To Mexico is a ministry that offers short term missionary trips to Mexico for a fee. They accept youth teams, family teams, adult teams and church teams. Twitter page:GoMissions2Mex


  • WWOOF is a global organization that links people who want to volunteer on organic farms with people who are looking for volunteer help. Volunteers work for food and accommodations.


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  • Conservation Volunteers ia an organization that recruits volunteers from Australia, New Zealand and around the world to help with environmental and wildlife conservation projects. FaceBook page:CVAustralia | Twitter page: CVAustralia


  • The PeaceCorps is a US organization that provides long-term volunteering missions all over the world. FaceBook page:>peacecorps | Twitter page: peacecorps


  • Sucre Spanish School is a language school located in Sucre, Bolivia. It also has opportunities to volunteer during your studies. FaceBook page:volunteerhq


  • La Esperanza Granada is a volunteer group located in Granada, Nicaragua, that focuses on kids education. There is no program or registration fee. Volunteers are responsible for paying for thier food, housing and transportation. They offer both short and long term volunteering. FaceBook page:laesperanzagranada?sk=wall


  • Friends for Asia is a volunteer organization that focuses on volunteering opportunities in Asia. They have volunteering and internship projects in Bali, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam for a fee. FaceBook page:volunteerasia | Twitter page: volunteerasia | YouTube page: friendsforasia1


  • Mariposas Amarillas is a small Colombian organization that provide education and support to disadvantaged children and families around Santa Marta, Colombia. They only ask for a small donation but you are required to get a volunteer TP6 Visa in order to volunteer in Colombia. FaceBook page:FMAColombia


  • Living Your Dream is an organization that provides free volunteering positions in several of the slums in Rio Je Janeiro, Brazil. They are mainly focused of volunteers to teach english to the kids. FaceBook page:LivingyourDream.AEB | Twitter page:dreamyourliving | YouTube page:UCC35cXGTwutRQ-0b5N6LZ4A/videos


  • Escuela De Espanol Intag is a spanish language school that also offers volunteering opportunities. You can volunteer, study, and stay with a host family in Ecuador's cloud forest.


  • Thearaproject.org has volunteering opportunities working with parrots in Costa Rica. There is cost $300 per month for lodging and volunteers are responsible for their own food expenses. FaceBook page:ProyectoAra?ref=stream | Twitter page:TheAraProject


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