Raleigh International offers volunteer programs for youth and young adults in Borneo, Nepal, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Tanzania. Founded in 1984, its programs focus on clean water and hygiene, sustainable use of natural resources, and community building. So far, 400,000 young volunteers have traveled with Raleigh International, with another 1,000 expected to sign up each year. This organization focuses on creating change through livelihoods, natural resource management, improving water, sanitation and hygiene, and connecting youth in civil society. Its goals are to help to deliver jobs, skills, and business for young people, and empower a generation of champions for the natural environment.
Join Raleigh International on an adventurous volunteer expedition to Tanzania for an outstanding community service project that emphasizes safe water and sanitation hygiene knowledge to primary school children and the wider communities. You’ll live alongside a remote community and volunteer on initiatives such as improving access to clean water, running hygiene awareness events, planting trees, and teaching about natural resources and sustainability. You also will be able to go on an adventure trek to the Southern Highlands and see wild animals on a visit to Ruaha National Park. Stay four weeks or longer, with fees starting at $3,100. Read more here!
Raleigh International has been placing volunteers and training youth leaders in Nepal for years, focusing on projects that provide access to safe water and sanitation, entrepreneurship development, and community-based natural resource management.
Nepal is still recovering from the 2015 earthquake that damaged the country’s infrastructure and water resources. You’ll work alongside people in the communities to help change behaviors and positively impact the well being of its citizens. You’ll also trek up hills, and through local villages and beautiful farm terraces to see stunning views of the central Himalayas, while also developing your leadership and teamwork skills. Fees start at $3,600 for five weeks, but stay for seven or 10 weeks and devote yourself to community service that will help Nepal recover. Click here to learn more and to sign up!
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Volunteering for community service may be required by your school for graduation or for your college application, but there are greater reasons for giving your time.
Community service can build leadership and life skills, and increase your empathy for the needs of others. When you work with a team to empower others, you’ll feel a sense of connectedness, as well as purpose. As a volunteer abroad on a community service project, you can help to make a positive difference in the lives of needy people, and make friendships that last a lifetime.
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