Chinese New Year is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than exploring a new culture and travelling with purpose for a week? In 2016, we are offering two Care & Community volunteer trips in Nepal and Thailand over the holiday. On each trip, you will become part of the community and work with disadvantaged children at a care centre or kindergarten.
Our new Public Health program on the island of Koh Dach is our newest partnership with Khemara, the oldest NGO in Cambodia. As an intern, you will gain valuable practical skills and work alongside our project coordinator, who is a registered nurse with more than 40 years of experience. This is a great opportunity to give back as well, as you will help provide essential healthcare services in disadvantaged communities.
Last month, we announced our new partnership with Animal Defenders International (ADI) and our plans to give abused animals a new home at our Rainforest Conservation project. Cholita and Mufasa, a spectacled bear and a mountain lion, have arrived and settled in at their new homes, along with several other animals. A huge thank you to the ADI staff and our own staff and volunteers in Peru for their hard work and commitment!
Across the world, students are returning to school and university for the start of the new academic year. Unfortunately, getting the education and care they need is not always possible for Mongolian children living in orphanages and care centres. As a volunteer, you can make a difference in these placements by doing activities, helping with homework, and playing games. If you would like to work in schools, you can join our Teaching project.
The Disaster Relief program got off to a strong start in June and by the end of the month, nine classrooms had already been completed! There is still a great deal of important recovery work to be done, especially for schools damaged by the earthquake, and any assistance you can provide as a volunteer will help more children return to school.
Madagascar is a stunning island nation, ideal for volunteers looking to help others and experience meaningful travel. You could find yourself contributing to conservation efforts in lush rainforests, supporting disadvantaged Madagascan children in care centres, or working to raise literacy levels in schools.
Summer is here and if you are a high school student looking to do something different and meaningful, a High School Special program abroad is the perfect option. We offer more than fifty different programs, including our latest projects: Medicine in Sri Lanka and Care & Community in Mongolia.
Volunteers are desperately needed to help with disaster relief efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquake. Our Disaster Relief program will start on June 1st and work will begin in the Kathmandu Valley, in rural and semi-urban areas that surround the city. Volunteers will work on renovating schools and homes, building toilets, and helping in camps for displaced families.
In South Africa, you have the opportunity to help vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS on our new Nutrition internship. The project is based in Nyanga, one of the oldest townships in Cape Town. Here, you will work alongside the local dietician and nutrition advisor to provide balanced meals and nutritional education to children and adults.
For volunteers ages 50 and above, Projects Abroad offers a range of organized trips that will give them the opportunity to travel with purpose to a developing country. This fall, there are a variety of two-week trips available in Nepal, Jamaica, South Africa, and more.
This spring, we are holding information events in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Singapore, and Taipei. You can meet our staff and alumni, and find out specific information on the countries and projects that appeal to you. For a complete list of dates, please see the Meet Us section below.
In Sri Lanka, volunteers with an interest in veterinary medicine can work alongside qualified local vets at two clinics. You will gain direct experience working with domestic and farm animals and may be able to assist with minor treatments, vaccinations, disease identification, surgery, and more. This internship is perfect for students and graduates.