Volunteer Abroad

Volunteer Abroad is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Denmark which concerns itself with matching danish would-be volunteers with organizations that aim to affect positive change through action. The need for trustworthy organizations and for quality voluntary work force is here and with our mission, vision and values, we meet them.

Volunteer Abroad Cebu, Philippines
Aug 27, 2018
Volunteer
Hvem er vi? Filipino Street Kids (FSK) er en velgørenheds organisation, som har til formål at støtte socialt udsatte børn og familier der lever langt under fattigdomsgrænsen i Cebu City, Filippinerne. FSK har i 2018 åbnet vores eget center, hvor vi har 25 børn tilknyttet i alderen 3-16 år. Hvad indebærer frivillig jobbet? At yde omsorg og være med til at udvikle børnenes selvværd og selvtillid. Deltage og igangsætte diverse aktiviteter og spil. Guide børnene til en bedre hygiejne. Hjælpe børnene i deres skolegang. Planlægge + udføre større arrangementer, som f.eks. sport, musik, dans osv. Du vil arbejde i et dynamisk team sammen med danske og filippinske medarbejdere. I løbet af dit ophold vil du også arbejde i det område hvor børnene bor, møde deres familie og dermed få en større forståelse for børnenes udfordringer. Du kommer til at arbejde i helt anden kultur. Mange​ ​af​ ​disse​ ​børn​ ​har​ ​oplevet​ ​diverse​ ​omsorgssvigt​ ​igennem​ ​deres barndom,​ ​det​ ​er dermed​ ​vigtigt​ ​man​ ​møder​ ​børnene​ ​i​ ​øjenhøjde​ ​og​ ​forstår​ ​at​ ​sætte​ ​sig​ ​ind​ ​i​ ​deres situation.  Hvor bor vi? FSK er beliggende i den 2. største by i Filippinerne, Cebu City. Vi opererer ved havnen (Pier 4), som er et af de mest fattige områder i Cebu City. Vores nystartet center ligger 5 minutters gang fra pier 4, hvilket er en stor fordel, da vi har et tæt samarbejde med børnenes familier. Vores center er en 2 etagers bygning, hvor der er mulighed for at lave en masse sports aktiviteter på stue plan såsom, basketball, fodbold, hockey, badminton, bordtennis eller hvis man har et arrangement/aktivitet man gerne vil tilbyde. Øverste etage er der kontor, der er et spillerum med 2 PlayStations og en hyggekrog med diverse spil. Derudover er der mulighed for lektiecafe, tegneaktiviteter og andre stille betonet aktiviteter. Hvem er du som frivillig? Filipino​ ​Street​ ​Kids​ ​forventer​ ​at man ​møder​ ​børnene​ ​med​ ​et​ ​åbent​ ​sind​ ​og lægger​ ​stor​ ​vægt​ ​på​ ​at​ ​skabe​ ​gode​ ​relationer​ ​og​ ​et​ ​stærkt​ ​tillidsbånd voksen/barn​ ​imellem​ ​-​ ​Men​ ​også​ ​hjælper​ ​børnene​ ​med​ ​at​ ​skabe​ ​gode relationer​ ​individuelt​ ​mellem​ ​hinanden. FSK​ ​forventer​ ​at​ ​du ​er​ ​god​ ​til​ ​at​ ​interagere​ ​med​ ​børnene​ ​og​ ​deltage​ aktivt ​i​ ​diverse​ ​spil,​ ​lege og​ ​aktiviteter​ ​vi​ ​laver​ ​på​ ​centret.​ ​Vi​ ​forventer​ ​også,​ ​at​ ​du​ ​selv​ ​er​ ​initiativtagere​ ​til​ ​at​ ​lave nogle​ ​aktiviteter,​ ​som​ ​børnene​ ​kan​ ​have​ ​glæde​ ​af. Omsorg​ ​er​ ​en​ ​vigtig​ ​del​ ​af​ ​vores​ ​arbejde​ ​og​ ​dette​ ​er​ ​noget​ ​børnene​ ​har​ ​et​ ​stort behov​ ​for,​ ​stimulation​ ​er​ ​generelt​ ​meget​ ​mangelfuldt​ ​hos​ ​børnene​. Vi​ ​forventer​ ​i​ ​møder​ ​motiveret​ ​op​ ​og​ ​med​ ​åbne​ ​arme​ ​når​ ​i​ ​ankommer​ ​til​ ​centeret. Børnene​ ​forventer​ ​meget​ ​af​ ​os​ ​og​ ​vi​ ​er​ ​dem​ ​der​ ​skal​ ​guide​ ​dem​ ​ind​ ​i​ ​en​ ​bedre hverdag​ ​og​ ​bringe​ ​glæde​ ​ind​ ​i​ ​deres​ ​hverdag. Hvad er minimumsvarighed? 2 måneder Hvad er prisen for opholdet? Det koster 2.000 kr . pr. måned at være frivillig i Filipino Street Kids Hvad er inkluderet? Alle nyttige informationer inden afgang til Filippinerne. Hjælp til at finde bolig i Cebu City. FSK har ejendomsmæglere tilknyttet til at finde en bolig til dine ønsker. En fast knyttet vejleder på centret til at guide dig igennem dit ophold hos FSK. Du vil have en kontakt person du kan kontakte 24 timer i døgnet efter behov. Der vil blive lavet en individuel skræddersyet plan, som opfylder dine ønsker, for et frivilligt ophold hos FSK. Du vil modtage FSK t-shirts, som skal bæres under opholdet. Du vil igennem din periode blive guidet, vejledt og til sidst i dit ophold få en udtalelse, som du i fremtiden vil kunne bruge til bl.a. jobsøgning. Et måltid om dagen på centret + rent drikkevand. Du vil blive hentet i lufthavnen og kørt direkte hen til din bolig.   Hvad er ikke inkluderet? Flybilletter Transport til centret Forsikring Husleje Vacciner Hvad er aldersgrænsen?  18 år Hvad er kravene? FSK er en dynamisk organisation og lægger stor vægt på, at man har de nødvendige kvalifikationer til, at arbejde med socialt udsatte børn i Filippinerne.  Da kulturen er meget anderledes i Filippinerne i forhold til Danmark og FSK lægger stor vægt på at opbygge en stærk relation til de børn vi arbejder med.
Volunteer Abroad Negros, Philippines
Jul 25, 2018
Volunteer
Who are we? Marine Conservation Philippines (MCP) a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to preserving and protecting coastal resources in the Philippines through education, volunteerism and research. The world around us is changing and marine ecosystems are in more peril than ever before. Realizing this urgency, we bring people with diverse backgrounds and skills together to build financial, social and scientific capacity to respond to unprecedented threats to food security, societal stability and ocean health. We believe it is our collective responsibility to act and affect meaningful change, and that it is only through the choices we make and in how we influence others that we can ensure the world we are building will continue to include thriving and life-supporting marine ecosystems. To realize this vision we will tirelessly work to educate the public and influential decision makers to recognize the immeasurable value of the marine ecosystem, vastly improving the societal and natural environment of the Philippines, now and in the future. Where do we live? The HQ of Marine Conservation Philippines is located in Zamboanguita in the province of Negros Oriental. It is in the middle of the Philippines, in the heart of the Visayas region. .  North of the bandits, south of the typhoons. Zamboanguita is a municipality of some 30.000 inhabitants. On the outskirts of the municipality you’ll find our base inside Siit Arboretum, a beautiful botanical garden with samples of both endemic and international flora, some three hundred meters from the water as the bird flies. Zamboanguita is situated below Mount Talinis, amidsts rice paddies, egrets and buffaloes. Although there are some dive resorts in Zamboanguita, it is still relatively unexplored by tourists, and offers an authentic Filipino experience for tourists who venture further south than Dauin, the much better known neighbouring municipality, reknowned for its incredible diving. The better known dive destinations like Apo Island, Siquijor, Bohol and Cebu are still within easy travel distance by bus and/or boat.   What is the volunteer job about? During your stay with Marine Conservation Philippines, you can take part in many different projects. Some of our projects are one offs – combatting  crown of thorn infestations  for example, while others are continually ongoing – like the surveying of coral reefs along the southern coast of Negros Island. While surveying, we document species abundance, substrate coverage, and damage to coral reefs. Our scientists work on various projects. Some study reef resilience, others climate change, and still others reef restoration. Our diving program at MCP is unique. If you are a non-diver, you’ll two weeks learning to become a safe and proficient scuba diver via the  PADI program of education . Depending on the length of your stay you can choose to complete multiple diving courses – our rule of thumb is one course for each four week segment of volunteering. Courses you can do while with Marine Conservation Philippines include  PADI Open Water ,  Advanced Open Water  or the  PADI rescue diver course.  If you’re are really ambitious you can even become a  PADI Divemaster . In addition to volunteer activities in the water, we do a great deal of work on land as well. We visit local schools and teach about oceans in general and how the work we do here is saving these marine ecosystems. By reaching out to the next generation we believe we can change the future. We have also created various community outreach programs, such as teaching first aid to the locals and holding a local “Kid’s Club” over the summer. Additionally, we always try to lend a hand with various community work when invited or needed. Other work involves the creation of artificial divesites (such as deliberately scuttled wrecks or underwater sculpture parks) that act as breeding grounds for fish in marine protected areas (MPAs), or promoting local and regional dive tourism, as local revenue and job generation from dive tourism can easily outweigh that brought about by destructive fishing practices. You can be sure that your work here at Marine Conservation Philippines will have a lasting, beneficial effect on our oceans. Life starts around 7:00 with breakfast. After breakfast the plan for the day is reviewed. Some volunteers will be doing scuba courses, others will be out doing marine research, underwater cleanups or community work. What you’ll be doing will largely be based on where you are in the volunteer program, but we also take into account personal preferences. After diving, we’ll usually have lunch around one or two o clock or if you’re doing work far from our base, you’ll eat your lunch at a local market there. After lunch we often continue with our various activities till sometime in the afternoon. Typically this consists of entering survey-data on computers, various base work, or community outreach. The evenings are different. At times you will be at work analyzing data collected on the dives or studying for your next scuba course, but often you’ll just want to relax and unwind with fellow volunteers. What you do after dinner in the evenings is very much up to yourself. You may want to organize a game or movie night, share a drink and a laugh, get people around a camp fire, or something else entirely. Other options would be to go on a night dive, go for a run, catch up with friends and family at home using our free wifi, work out in our gym or just quietly read a book. It really is up to you. Who are you as a volunteer? Volunteers who come to Marine Conservation Philippines come from very diverse backgrounds, but everyone has one thing in common – a wish to help preserve nature. Besides this common wish, we expect everyone to understand that volunteering with us is not a resort stay or a five star holiday. Volunteering is for people who like getting their hands dirty – no one is here to make your bed or clean your room, there’s long days in the water, and it might be your turn to lend a hand in the kitchen washing some dishes or sweeping a floor. We all bunk in together, and it really is a bit like camping out. Camp fires and story telling included. The Filipinos are generally enormously friendly and considerate, and they have their own culture and customs. We ask our foreign volunteers to remember that they are the guests in the Philippines and to behave accordingly, same as you would expect anyone to behave in your own home. Generally speaking, with a little enthusiasm, a willingness to learn new things, and a consideration for people and culture, you’ll have no issues whatsoever. Upon arrival at the expedition base, foreign volunteers will be briefed more on local culture and customs. Various beverages including alcoholic ones can be purchased on site. We’re fine with people unwinding over a drink or two at night, and there will definitely be parties, fiestas, volunteer birthdays etc. every now and then. This is all good-natured and fine, but we expect volunteers to exercise a degree of moderation, especially if diving the next day. Loud drunken behavior that may annoy others on base is not acceptable. Marine Conservation Philippines reserves the right to terminate the stay of any volunteer whose behavior is deemed to be offensive to other volunteers, staff, or the surrounding community. What is the minimum length of stay? 6 weeks. The average stay is 8-10 weeks, but some stay as long as 5-6 months. What is the price? 450 USD / weekly.   (Can be paid in USD, PHP or even DKK) What is included? Three daily meals and free water, tea and coffee plus seasonal fruits and snacks. Accommodation. (We live in a lovely old botanical garden on a hill close by the sea, with the huts nestled under mango and nara trees. Scuba diving, including scuba gear rental Marine park fees Transportation Air-port pickup Wifi A t-shirt Certificate of recognition PADI scuba diver training (except manual, which is yours to keep after the course and certification fee to PAD What is not included? Flight tickets Insurance What is the minimum age? 18 years old What are the requirements? Dedication toward the job! Team player Accepting towards difference in culture As a rule of thumb, we strongly suggest that to help take part in our conservation efforts, doing more than a single course in each four week segment is not a good idea.)
Volunteer Abroad Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Jul 24, 2018
Volunteer
Who are we? Gili Eco Trust, or Yayasan Ekosistem Gili indah, is an NGO based on Gili Trawangan. It was founded in 2000 to protect the coral reefs around the Gili islands from destructive fishing. In 1999 local fishermen founded the SATGAS to patrol the waters around the three Gili islands. At that time there was a lot of dynamite and cyanide fishing, destroying all the coral and killing the aquatic life inhabiting the reefs. Coral reefs had been left in a disastrous state after the intense El Niño in 1997-1998. The local population reacted and started to organize patrols around the islands in order to eliminate and educate against the bad fishing practices. An agreement was concluded between the fishermen, defining the legal techniques of fishing, limited to certain authorized zones, with the purpose of putting an end to dynamite and cyanide fishing practices. What is the volunteer job about? If you have experience with teaching kids English, sports, science, tourism, hospitality or anything you are particularly passionate in then we are looking to set up regular environmental/Gili Eco Trust lesson plans throughout the year once or twice a week to stop the rubbish problem with the next generations help. Also teaching English to the local teachers could help a lot to elevate the level of education to the future generations. What is the minimum length of stay? 2 months What is the minimum age? 20 years old What are the requirements? Experienced within teaching! Dedication toward the job! Team player Time flexible  What is the price? This voluntary job is free of charge What is not included? Flight tickets Accomodation Meals Transit If you have any questions please write to info@volunteerabroad.com   Please read more on our work on  http://www.giliecotrust.com  
Volunteer Abroad Gili Trawangan, Indonesien
Jul 11, 2018
Volunteer
Who are we? Gili Eco Trust, or Yayasan Ekosistem Gili indah, is an NGO based on Gili Trawangan. It was founded in 2000 to protect the coral reefs around the Gili islands from destructive fishing. In 1999 local fishermen founded the SATGAS to patrol the waters around the three Gili islands. At that time there was a lot of dynamite and cyanide fishing, destroying all the coral and killing the aquatic life inhabiting the reefs. Coral reefs had been left in a disastrous state after the intense El Niño in 1997-1998. The local population reacted and started to organize patrols around the islands in order to eliminate and educate against the bad fishing practices. An agreement was concluded between the fishermen, defining the legal techniques of fishing, limited to certain authorized zones, with the purpose of putting an end to dynamite and cyanide fishing practices. What is the volunteer jobs about? Our projects are in need of on-going funding to continue as we are not funded by the government. We routinely organise super fun fundraisers to raise money for our environmental campaigns. If you are visiting near an up-and-coming fundraiser, we need voluntary event organisers and assistants to make sure everything is organised and runs well on the day and night. What are the requirements? Leadership and social skills! Dedication toward the job! Team player! Time flexible! What is the price? This voluntary job is free of charge What is the minimum length of stay? 2 weeks What is not included? Flight tickets Accomodation Meals Transit If you have any questions please write to info@volunteerabroad.com Please read more on our work on  http://www.giliecotrust.com    
Volunteer Abroad Gili Trawangan, Indonesien
Jul 11, 2018
Volunteer
Become a diver and protect the coral reefs on the Gili Trawangan island in Indonesia.  Who are we? Gili Eco Trust, or Yayasan Ekosistem Gili indah, is an NGO based on Gili Trawangan. It was founded in 2000 to protect the coral reefs around the Gili islands from destructive fishing. In 1999 local fishermen founded the SATGAS to patrol the waters around the three Gili islands. At that time there was a lot of dynamite and cyanide fishing, destroying all the coral and killing the aquatic life inhabiting the reefs. Coral reefs had been left in a disastrous state after the intense El Niño in 1997-1998. The local population reacted and started to organize patrols around the islands in order to eliminate and educate against the bad fishing practices. An agreement was concluded between the fishermen, defining the legal techniques of fishing, limited to certain authorized zones, with the purpose of putting an end to dynamite and cyanide fishing practices. What is the volunteer job about? Learn about our coral reefs and the artificial structures set up to save them. Successfully restoring Gili Trawangan’s reefs since 2002 we have the following upcoming dates of our intensive 2 week Biorock course: We run a two-week intensive reef restoration course at Trawangan Dive centre. During the course you learn extensive marine ecology, substrate identification and complete training for the Reef Check Eco Diver. Assessing the health of natural reefs around the Gili Islands using transect surveys and collecting data to complement long term data on reef health. The second week consists of learning the basics of Biorock technology, designing and creating your own Biorock structure, implementing its sinking and transplanting broken fragments of coral onto it. What is the minimum age for volunteering with us? 20 years old  What is the minimum length of stay? 2 weeks When can you join us for this job? 3-15 Sept 2018 8-20 Oct 2018 12-24 Nov 2018 What are the requirements? PADI Advanced open water (or equivalent) or above and competent buoyancy skills What is the price? DKK 4.411,-  for 2 weeks What is included? 2 dives a day  Dive equipment Reef check Eco Diver qualification - certification PADI - Intro to Biorock distinctive speciality What is not included? Flight tickets Accomodation Meals Transit Best is to plan to do the course first and then join us in all our maintenance dives. And be able to take some guests on Biorock snorkelling tour If you have questions please write to info@volunteerabroad.com   Please read more on our work on  http://www.giliecotrust.com