Alternative Breaks

Volunteer Global - Alternative Breaks

These one to two-week projects have shorter orientation periods allowing university students or professionals with time obligations to get settled quickly and be able to make a substantive contribution to their chosen area.

Make an impact on a variety of projects working with conservation and trail-building, animals & wildlife, agriculture, construction, and more.

Humane Animal Education Humane Animal Education

Country: Belize · Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Education · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $247

Volunteer for humane animal education in Caye Caulker, Belize!  Through this project, you'll teach local children about humane cat and animal care. You can visit schools to work with classes and groups of students, or you can host summer camp... Read more!
Print Journalism in Ghana Journalism Internship

Country: Ghana · Program Type: Business Development, Information Technology · Timeline: 4 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $727

Discover a land loaded with thought-provoking stories & remarkable photographic opportunities as you work for a daily newspaper, television station or radio station based in Ghana, West Africa. OGVO offers both Print and Broadcast... Read more!
One Laptop Per Child Laptop Repair And Deployment

Country: Nicaragua · Program Type: Education, Information Technology · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $296

This program invites you to help Casa-Nica in efforts increase computer literacy and provide educational support for students within the Masaya, Nicaragua community. As a volunteer, you'll help with: Inspecting and repairing laptops that will... Read more!
Lemur Research & Biodiversity Monitoring

Country: Madagascar · Program Type: Animals & Wildlife, Community Development · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,643

Deforestation is an ongoing problem in Madagascar due to international developments and local charcoal production. This causes a huge threat to the natural habitat of both the lemur species and all the other species that inhabit the forest.  ... Read more!
Marketing Work Experience

Country: South Africa · Program Type: Administration, Information Technology · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,533

Gain experience in marketing and help promote EDGE of AFRICA's various community outreach and conservation projects! As an organisation that is entirely dependent on the financial contribution and man power of volunteers, effective marketing is... Read more!
Intern in Ghana Medical/Nursing Internship

Country: Ghana · Program Type: Children & Youth, Education · Timeline: 2 weeks - 52 weeks · Cost: From $506

Participant must work directly with doctors and nurses to heal patients in Ghana, West Africa by exploiting their medical knowledge and actively with the day-day operations of hospitals and medical centres. Medical care being one of the basic... Read more!
Museum Of Contemporary Art And Design Museum Of Contemporary Art And Design

Country: Costa Rica · Program Type: Administration, Community Development · Timeline: 2 weeks or longer · Cost: From $604

Through this project, you’ll help a museum of contemporary art and design with their focus on education, exhibition, and preservation of the cultural and national heritage of Costa Rica. Daily tasks include: Collaborating with the education... Read more!
Nicaragua National Zoo Nicaragua National Zoo

Country: Nicaragua · Program Type: Animals & Wildlife · Timeline: 1 week or longer · Cost: From $296

This program invites you to work with Casa-Nica as they improve programs at the Nicaragua National Zoo.  Your work will further the development and continuing services of the country's only animal refuge for abandoned exotic pets and injured... Read more!
Pre School Children Pre-School Teaching & School Enrichment

Country: South Africa · Program Type: Children & Youth, Community Development · Timeline: 4 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $2,381

You will provide much needed teaching support and manpower to underprivileged pre-schools for children between the ages of 6 months to 6 years. You will be assisting with teaching our fun and educational workshops and will help local children... Read more!
Rural Medical Outreach

Country: Madagascar · Program Type: Community Development, Healthcare · Timeline: 2 weeks - 12 weeks · Cost: From $1,582

There is a serious lack of trained medical professionals and manpower in the rural villages in South East Madagascar. No matter what your level of health care knowledge is, there is a large amount of work that needs to be done. It is extremely... Read more!

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