Berry works with the following organizations that offer service learning as a component of academic programs:
Handout on International Volunteer Opportunities!
The following are suggested organizations. Berry College is not responsible for services provided by these organizations.
The World Youth Student & Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation's mission is "to increase international understanding through the promotion of travel and educational opportunities for students and youth." Search for a program.
AFS-USA: 18+ Community Service Programs www.usa-afs.org
American Friends Service Committee www.afsc.org
American Jewish World Service www.ajws.org
Amigos de las Americas www.amigoslink.org
British Trust for Conservation Volunteers www.btcv.org
Child Family Health International www.cfhi.org
Comunidad Connect www.comunidadconnect.org
Conservation Volunteers Australia www.conservationvolunteers.com.au
Council on International Education Exchange www.ciee.org
Cross-Cultural Solutions www.crossculturalsolutions.org
Earthwatch Institute www.earthwatch.org
Experiential Learning International www.eliabroad.org
Foundation for Sustainable Development www.fsdinternational.org
Global Citizens Network www.globalcitizens.org
Global Health Corps http://ghcorps.org/
Global Routes www.globalroutes.org
Global Service Corps www.globalservicecorps.org
Global Volunteers www.globalvolunteers.org
International Partnership for Service-Learning www.ipsl.org
International Volunteer Programs Association www.volunteerinternational.org
Mennonite Central Committee www.mcc.org
Operation Crossroads Africa www.operationcrossroadsafrica.org
Partners of the Americas www.partners.net
Restless Development www.restlessdevelopment.org/
Service Civil International www.sciint.org/
United Nations Volunteers www.unv.org
Voluntary Service Overseas www.vso.org.uk
Volunteers for Peace www.vfp.org
Volunteers in Asia www.viaprograms.org
ProWorld Service Corps www.proworldsc.org
Voluntary Service Organizations
A great way to learn about the social and political issues of a certain part of the world is through involvement with a voluntary service project. Usually privately sponsored through religious groups and nongovernmental organizations, these opportunities are available for short-term or long-term periods, dependent upon the program. Since they are voluntary, you should not expect pay for your work, but it's possible room and board will be provided.
For more information, see the following:
International Volunteer Programs Association- IVPA is a search engine for international service, allowing you to search service projects around the world by region, country, type of project, and duration.
Brethren Volunteer Service- BVS will endeavor to place you in a project where your skills are used and the need is greatest. We expect your service to contribute to the goals stated above. We see BVS as sharing God's love through acts of service.
Jesuit Volunteers International- Jesuit Volunteers serve the homeless, the unemployed, refugees, people with AIDS, the elderly, street youth, abused women and children, the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. JVC has become the largest Catholic lay volunteer program in the country.
Operation Crossroads Africa- This program allows individuals to work at the grassroots level with young Africans.
Peace Corps Phone: (800) 424-8580 Web: www.peacecorps.gov
SCI-International Voluntary Service- Service Civil International is a non-profit, non-faith based, non-US government supported network for international voluntary service promoting global tolerance and understanding through grassroots community service in 50 countries.
Volunteers for Peace (VFP)
Phone: (802) 259-2759 Fax: (802) 259-2922
Website: www.vfp.org Email: email@example.com