International Community Service Opportunity

Rustic Pathways is the leader in providing superior quality international community service, education, and adventure programs for high school students. Rustic Pathways is committed to creating a world where all people are connected by a shared humanity and all decisions are made with a global perspective. This vision begins with a global network of staff who embody values like integrity, passion, and teamwork. Rustic Pathways invests in each staff member and fosters their development not only as an employee, manager, or team member, but also as a human being. They are committed to giving staff members the skill sets they need to succeed in work and in life.

Rustic Pathways is currently hiring for the Program Leader (2018) position.

Program Leaders will work directly with students, community partners, activity operators, and Rustic Pathways staff to lead summer programs for high school students. Employment is from June through August in one of 16 destination countries. Program Leaders should expect to work long days in some of the most welcoming communities on the planet. Logistics lovers, experiential educators, community service enthusiasts, and globally conscious travelers are encouraged to apply. The full job description and application can be found here.

 
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Short Term Experience in Sustainable Development in Hawai’i

 

The GREEN Program, short term experimential education for the world’s most pressing issues in sustainable development, is actively enrolling for their upcoming 2018 programs. Passionate about food and energy security? Join the GREEN Program this March for their upcoming Hawai’i program: Sustainable COmmunity Food and Energy Systems!

Join the GREEN Program in Hawai’i as they dive into ancestral roots, explore Hawaiian history and sovereignty, and the effects on the island’s land and indigenous community. Discover this popular travel destination through a new lens and learn more about an island that was once food secure and now working towards that ideal state once again.

For more information and how to apply, please visit http://www.thegreenprogram.com

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International Education and Research Projects with GVI

GVI operates international education and research projects built around the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

GVI offers exceptional training and career development opportunities in the form of internships and service learning projects, and facilitates the ability to make a real difference in the field of social science. Students get the opportunity to teach young monks in Laos, work on women’s empowerment projects in Cape Town, and help give children access to education, in conjunction with renowned international partners such as Save the Children.

Each year numerous students gain college credit for completing a project, as well as improved problem solving, teamwork and transferable leadership skills, international referees and contacts, and increased employability.  GVI recently launched a Business and Micro-Enterprise Internship in Cape Town. They have also started projects in three new locations: Peru, Ghana and Cambodia.

For More Information:  visit https://www.gviusa.com/internships-abroad/

 

VE Global Volunteering and Internship Opportunities

What is VE Global? 

VE Global presents a chance for students who have just graduated, or are in-between academic years, to strive for change in a country with one of the highest levels of inequality in Latin America. By working with youth inside the local child protection system through VE Global, students have the opportunity to help children of all ages overcome potentially debilitating socioeconomic statuses and to truly make a difference.

With no volunteering fee, VE Global recruits and trains international volunteers to achieve their mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile. VE Global has successfully integrated nearly 450 full-time volunteers from more than 25 countries into their network of six local partner organizations, which include children’s shelters and community centers in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Santiago. With programs that aim to improve children’s academic performance and to provide them better opportunities after leaving the homes, VE Global’s work has crucial impacts on the lives of the children and Chilean society.

Volunteers work directly with the youth, organizing workshops and taking part in their daily activities. These workshops allow the volunteers to use their knowledge of social work, education, psychology, language, or simply downright fun to make an impact in the lives of the youth. In addition, they must commit to a minimum of 4 months to the program.

Furthermore, VE Global Global currently offers 5 internship positions;

  • programs intern
  • recruiting and international relations
  • development and business partnerships
  • fundraising and alliances
  • communication and marketing

Internships may be part-time or full-time, with a minimum weekly commitment of at least 20 hours. There is also the possibility of doing an internship and being a volunteer at the same time. Employees that usually do this have 2 days in the office, and 3 days with the children. In order to apply, students must follow the direct links below.

Requirements: 
-Have your 18th birthday before the start date of the program to which you apply
-Commit to a minimum 4-month, full time volunteer commitment
-Commit to fundraising for VE Global in addition to covering your own personal costs and expenses throughout the duration of the volunteer program
-Participate in the 2-week Orientation Program prior to beginning work at the partner
organization where you are placed
-Speak Spanish at an intermediate level, or agree to complete a minimum number of hours of Spanish language classes
-Submit a Criminal Background Check and Doctor Physical/Mental Health Waiver prior to arrival

 Volunteer program: http://www.ve-global.org/volunteer/volunteer-now/volunteer-application/

Internships: http://www.ve-global.org/volunteer/internships/intern-application/

Their next class begins January 1st, 2018.

Summer Volunteering in Ghana with GHEI

In 2018,  the Ghana Health and Education Initiative – GHEI will be offering three volunteer sessions: Community Health Evaluation 1 and Community Health Evaluation deep dive, and Girls’ Empowerment, each for two or three weeks, and taking place in Ghana.

GHEI Summer Serve and Learn volunteer programs offer participants the chance to be immersed in a rural Ghanaian community and work alongside local staff members in support of a small community development organization’s year-round health and education programs. All volunteers will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills in cross-cultural communication, project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and community outreach, all while working in a low-resource environment alongside local and international counterparts to achieve a common goal. Please visit our website www.ghei.org/ssl to learn more.

If you have any questions, please email Elena Szajewski at szajewskie@gmail.com or communications@ghei.org.

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English Teaching Abroad with Learning Enterprises

Learning Enterprises is looking for volunteers to teach English abroad in one of 11 countries this summer. Through LE, students can build meaningful connections in cities and developing towns in Asia, Eastern Europe, and more.

LE is an international 501(c) non-profit organization, dedicated to expanding global horizons through international service teaching. With no program fees, LE has sent hundreds of college students to communities around the world every summer since 1992, and is looking to expand its presence both within the United States, and internationally. LE has chapters oncampuses across the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France, and is very excited to bring the organization to students in the Ann Arbor area.

LE is looking for students who are passionate about education, global service, and cross-cultural exchange.

Contact the Michigan chapter at annarbor@learningenterprises.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LEatAnnArbor/ for more information about meetings, open positions within the campus organization, and applications for the summer programs.

The website at www.learningenterprises.org gives specific information about host countries, dates of the programs, and any other volunteer info.

 

Humanity First: Alternative Spring Break to Guatemala

Do you care about health, travel, and community service? Interested in going on an alternative spring break to Guatemala? 

Join Humanity First on a medical mission over spring break to Guatemala to provide free healthcare services (general medicine, dental, pediatrics), preventative education and medicine/supplies to rural communities in Guatemala. Humanity First is an international non-profit organization dedicated to disaster and poverty relief across the globe through spring break volunteer medical trips to Guatemala for undergraduate students, and other local volunteering opportunities. This ASB is open to EVERYONE and there is no application process!

To learn more about the trip or Humanity First, please e-mail humanityfirst@umich.edu for more information. Flight money ($800) is due on Monday Nov. 13th.