Special Programs

Volunteer Tanzania: Training Center for Disadvantaged Girls

"We work with a local NGO who runs a school for young teenage girls. The girls are selected through a number of different networks and are either recovered from the forced labor- or sex trade, abandoned by their families or
have escaped abusive relationships. Many of the young girls already have children of their own.

The goal of the NGO is to provide the girls with a hope for a better future and teach them skills that allow them to become self-supporting and take care of their children. At the moment the NGO helps young and vulnerable women from the Arusha-, Moshi- and Kilimanjaro region."

Dates of Program: Based on preference. 

INCLUDES:

Teaching: The girls stay at the school for 6-12 months. Here they are taught skills such as tailoring, cooking, English and computers. This will help them get a job, e.g. in the catering sector or the hotel business.

Volunteer tasks can be:
Teaching English.
Developing handcraft skills.
Teach Computer Skills and maintain computers.
Assist in the cooking classes.

Depending on your own capacities and experiences, you can suggest other skills. The girls are very eager to learn.

Excursions: During weekends you can participate in shorter excursions like for example a visit to “Arusha National park”, the closest national park to Arusha town. Arusha National Park is often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours.
If the start dates for the excursion do not fit with your volunteer work stay, the coordinator can arrange a break in your volunteer job, so you can return to work after the safari or trek.

Internships: Most of the projects mentioned here accept internships. Send an e-mail to info@globalsafaris.dk explaining your wishes and the requirements of your school counselor and we will find out, where you fit in best.

World Endeavors: Women’s Development in Guatemala

Indigenous women in rural communities in Guatemala often lead tough, hardscrabble lives marked by poverty and hardship. Racial and gender discrimination, as well as a lack of education in many rural communities, have also negatively impacted women. Nonprofit and government organizations within Guatemala are working to provide basic economic, family, and health education to rural women in indigenous communities, and volunteers can make a difference by donating their time and knowledge to these ongoing social initiatives. World Endeavors Women’s Development volunteers partner with local government social workers in providing workshops for indigenous women. The workshops focus on a variety of subjects, including: human rights, women rights, reproductive health, cooking, handicrafts, and economic development. Volunteers with specialized skills are welcome to share their expertise.

Dates: Based on your preference

INCLUDES: 

Spanish Language Instruction: Up to 4 weeks.  Additionally, there is an onsite English-Speaking Coordinator

Homestay: Volunteers stay with host families, where they share space, build relationships, practice language, and learn about traditional culture, food, home rituals, and customs. Host families are welcoming and friendly, usually middle class, and are hand-picked by the World Endeavors team to ensure that placements provide a safe and positive environment for the volunteer. Housing accommodations are modest, safe, and clean, but may differ from Western norms in terms of space or amenities. Volunteers usually have their choice of a single or a double room, and are expected to display respect and consideration for the host family. Living with a host family ensures total immersion in the culture, which can be both challenging and rewarding, but ultimately provides the most authentic experience of the host country.

Extra Activities:

  • Explore Xela’s museums and cathedrals
  • Attend soccer games
  • Go salsa dancing
  • Seeing a show at the Teatro Municipal (Municipal Theater)
  • See a movie at the Teatro Roma

Weekend Excursions

  • Swimming in natural hot springs
  • Exploring Los Altos (Guatemala’s Western Highlands)
  • Hiking up the Volcán Santa María 

COST: $1290 per week; $225 for each additional week

Includes:

  • Volunteer Placement
  • Onsite English-Speaking Coordinator
  • Spanish Language Instruction: Up to 4 weeks
  • Home Stay Accommodations
  • Onsite Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • Pre-Departure Guidance and Handbook
  • 24/7 Emergency Phone Support
  • Reentry Support and Alumni Services

Outside costs

  • Roundtrip Transportation to Guatemala
  • Visa Expenses
  • Optional Trips and Excursions
  • Daily Transportation
  • Personal Expenses 

Love Volunteers: Women’s Empowerment Program

The Women's Empowerment Program aims to assist deprived teens and young women to improve their self–confidence by helping them improve their literacy and computer skills. Living in a male-dominated society, some girls in India are illiterate and lack the opportunities to develop this (and other) fundamental skills.

Dates: Based on your preference. There is a four week minimum requirement for this program. 

INCLUDES: 

Accommodation: Depending on the location, you will either live in a homestay or volunteer apartment. Meals are provided. 

Working Hours:

Monday through Friday

9:00AM-7:00PM shifts

20-25 hours worked per week

Free Time: Weekend transport is provided by the organization to ensure the safety of the volunteers and of knowing their whereabouts in Jaipur. 

Some essential sites includes:

  • Delhi, India’s capital, where you can visit the Mughal gardens and fort
  • Arga for its river views and the Taj Mahal
  • Outside of Mumbai lies the traffic-free and densely-wooded hill top town of Matheran
  • Goa, located on the west coast, for its beautiful stretch of coastline. 

Tasks: Volunteers are required to assist with teaching both English and computer skills, and will also endeavor to show these girls how to apply these new skills to provide a brighter future. Teaching them about the world, cultures, food and recent news events is also helpful.