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Help provide critical resources for great organizations.

ACUMEN

 

Start or join a chapter of the Acumen Fund in the U.S. or abroad to champion patient capital and to serve as a key fundraising resource in their fight against global poverty. To find a chapter near you, or to learn how to start your own, visit their website.

AFGHAN INSTITUTE OF LEARNING

 

To help the Afghan Institute of Learning improve access to education and health services for Afghani women and children, contact their US-based partner Creating Hope International at chi@creatinghope.org. For more information, visit their website.

AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE

 

Volunteer in Asia, Africa, or the Americas for at least one month with the American Jewish World Service to help them pursue global justice and end global poverty by drawing on Judaism. For more information, email volunteer@ajws.org, visit their website or call 212.792.2888.

BRAC

 

Volunteer in the U.S. or U.K. to support BRAC's mission of creating opportunity for the world's poor. Or, volunteer in Bangladesh and work to eradicate preventable blindness. Contact Alissa Vladimir at volunteer@bracusa.org to learn more about these and more opportunities at BRAC, or visit their website.

 

EDNA ADAN MATERNITY HOSPITAL

 

Volunteer in Somaliland helping the midwives at Edna Adan’s Maternity Hospital fight the practice of female genital mutilation, and improve maternal and infant health care. For more information, contact Edna Adan through her website form.

 

FONKOZE

 

Volunteer for Fonkoze in Washington, D.C., aiding their mission to establish the economic foundation for democracy in Haiti. To learn more or to sign up, contact Fonkoze through their website form.

GIRL CHILD NETWORK

 

If you are 25 or older, volunteer in Nairobi, Kenya helping Girl Child Network’s mission to protect and support girls’ rights. For more information visit their website, or write to Paul Kamau, Partnership Manager, Girl Child Network GCN, PO Box 2447-00200 Nairobi, Kenya. Tel: (+254) 020 6004510/6007137.

 

GIRLS HELPING GIRLS

 

Volunteer domestically helping Girls Helping Girls fight for all girls to gain an education. For more information email info@empoweragirl.org with “Volunteer” in the subject and attach a completed copy of the Volunteer Participation Form.

 

GLOBAL GRASSROOTS

 

Volunteer for 3-12 months in Rwanda with Global Grassroots, an organization supporting conscious social change for vulnerable women. Email a resume and Volunteer Application to info@globalgrassroots.org.

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION

 

Volunteer for 1-12 months for International Justice Mission in support of their effort to rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. To apply or learn more about opportunities at the US headquarters or in their field offices in Latin America, Africa or Asia, visit their website.

 

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE

 

To provide emergency relief in one of 40 countries, or to help refugee families in the U.S., volunteer with the International Rescue Committee. Visit their website to fill out the appropriate forms and to find an office near you for more information.

 

KIVA

 

Help alleviate poverty by connecting people through lending by volunteering for Kiva. Commit as little as two hours translating from home, or volunteer in one of their host countries for a minimum of 12 weeks. Visit their website for more information.

NEW LIGHT FOUNDATION

 

To help women and youth who have experienced or been exposed to trafficking in Kolkata, India, volunteer with New Light Foundation for 1-12 months. Contribute skill sets anywhere from legal aid to HIV/AIDS care. Visit their website for more information.

POLARIS PROJECT

 

To volunteer at a center that provides support to victims of human trafficking in the U.S., check out this state-by-state directory and find an organization near you. 

PRINCETON IN AFRICA

 

Young alumni and graduating seniors from any non-profit college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply for a yearlong fellowship opportunity with a variety of organizations that work in Africa. Visit their website for more information. 

ROOM TO READ

 

Volunteer with Room to Read to improve literacy and gender equality across Africa and Asia. While hands on volunteer experience abroad isn’t offered, volunteers can get matched with an opportunity based on their skill set at a domestic chapter.

SAVE THE CHILDREN

 

Work with Save the Children to create lasting change by providing immediate disaster relief and establishing long-term recovery programs. Volunteer on a weeklong trip internationally or for long-term projects in their Connecticut or Washington, D.C., offices. Visit their website to learn more or to fill out an application.

SHINING HOPE FOR COMMUNITIES

 

Volunteer with Shining Hope for Communities to combat intergenerational cycles of poverty in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. If you are over 21 and would like to help domestically or in Kibera, email Jessica@shininghopeforcommunities.org, or visit their website for more details.

TOSTAN

 

Volunteer in Africa for a minimum of one year to help Tostan bring about sustainable development and positive social change for communities. For details on how to apply visit their website.

WOMEN FOR WOMEN

 

Help socially excluded women receive a business education and job training by volunteering for Women for Women. For more information on helping out with short term projects in the U.S. or U.K., visit their website.

WORLD VISION

 

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty. If you are 16 or older and would like to volunteer domestically, visit their website for a detailed list of opportunities.