Top Summer Volunteer Projects for College Students

Top Summer Volunteer Projects for College Students

April 1, 2014
in Category: Philanthropy

Top Summer Volunteer Projects for College Students

Volunteers are needed to work with approximately 100 million Street Children in Delhi, India, who are not in school and spend most of their time on the street. Ten percent of Street Children in Delhi are runaways with 2500 living in and around New Delhi Railway. Volunteers teach English, Math, Geography, and Education Classes as well as help prepare and serve nutritious meals. They create a fun environment thru songs, stories and creative activities. Also, Volunteers decorate and paint shelter homes to make them attractive and clean. To add interest in volunteering in Delhi, there is an opportunity to do a two-week Volunteer Trip along with weekend excursions to tour Agra – a historic and cultural site in Delhi.

Be a part of a Childcare and Orphanage Program in Ho Chi Minh City. Minimum duration is of one week, 5-6 hours per day, 5 days in a week. Working in institutions and orphanages help to provide care and attention to mentally and physically handicapped children especially to children affected by Agent Orange. Volunteers help with feeding, changing, walking, basic educational activities and playing with the children. Most Centers have 75-100 children.

Volunteers living in Surin, a genuine Thai Community, have the opportunity to live close with over 400 elephants by learning how to ride, control, wash and feed them. Three nights each week are lived in the home of the Village Elder and his family learning to cook and fish as a Thai and work on farms and perhaps kayak on a river. The whole time Volunteers have the opportunity to interact with the locals knowing they’re supporting the elephants and ensuring their wellbeing for years to come.

Volunteers in a Girls’ Educational Project in Ghana work with disadvantaged females living in urban villages around Tamale. Male and female Volunteers assist teachers and in smaller groups help with reading, writing and numeracy skills. The purpose of the project is to make a difference by working at the grass roots level along with the Ghanian community.

Volunteers in an Orphanage in Tanzania work not only in orphanages but also with street children projects in and around the region of Arusha. Due to the widespread disease of HIV/AIDS, many children are forced into the orphanages by extended families. Volunteers feed, dress, help prepare their dishes, wash their clothes, prepare their daily records, and keep children active within the homes. Volunteers also teach the kids, helping them with their homework and playing games with them. Volunteers can assist in the office of the orphanage by teaching more organization to help run the office more efficiently. In a typical placement there are about 30 to 40 children, 4-5 years old. Volunteers work generally 5-6 hours a day 5 days a week.

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