Volunteer Abroad and Exchange Organisations

African Impact www.africanimpact.com
African Impact is currently the largest African-based volunteer organisation, and aims to facilitate the social and economic development of Africa
Location: Africa
Formal Application: YES – different applications and processes for each project
Costs: YES – different costs involved for each project

Association of International Development and Exchange (AIDE) Abroad http://www.aideabroad.org/
AIDE is a not-for-profit organisation, affiliated with Alliance Abroad Group that provides international volunteer and internship experience.
Location: Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa
Formal Application: YES – three step application process.
Costs: YES – costs vary according to the placement

Australian Institute for Mobility (AIM) www.aimoverseas.com.au
AIM Overseas is an Australian organisation that promotes studying overseas and other international educational programs. Conditions of participation apply – see website for details.
Location: Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, Central and South America
Formal Application: Yes – online application process. See website for more details.
Cost: Yes- some costs involved and vary according to placement.

Australians Abroad http://www.australiansabroad.com.au
Established in 2008, Australians Abroad arrange educational based abroad experiences for young Australians.
Location: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, South America
Formal Application: Register your interest for a program to receive more information on applying
Costs: YES – costs vary according to placement

Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) www.crossculturalsolutions.org
CCS is a non-profit organisation with no political or religious affiliations. They were established in 1995 and provide volunteer and internship opportunities around the world. They have offices in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Location: Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America
Formal Application: YES - Apply to receive more detailed information about the projects
Costs: YES – costs vary according to placement

Projects Abroad http://www.projects-abroad.com.au/
Projects Abroad is a global volunteer abroad organisation, which offers a mix of more individual (targeted) and group-based opportunities. Volunteers become part of a community in one of 26 developing countries, to live and work beside local people. Projects range across varying sectors, and volunteers are assigned a supervisor for the duration of their placement.
Location: Global, see website for details
Formal Application: YES – Online application form
Costs: YES – Costs cover some expenses such as food and accommodation, but not others including flights and visas. See website for details.

Students Travel and Exposure South Africa (STAESA) www.staesa.org
STAESA is a registered non-profit organisation that aims to build relations between South African and international students, and promote a sustainable future for South Africa.
Location: South Africa
Formal Application: YES – online application form
Costs: YES – check website for more information

World Youth International www.worldyouth.org.au
WYI is a not-for-profit, non-religious, non-political volunteer organisation. It aims to provide assistance to people suffering from poverty/misfortune in developing countries focussing in the areas of development, overseas aid and welfare. There are two volunteer programs that are run in a variety of locations. Age limits may apply. Check website for more information.
Location: Africa, Asia
Formal Application: Yes – application form. Check website for more information.
Cost: Yes- costs involved. Check website for the most up-to-date information.

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