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Washington, DC Global Volunteering Fair – List of Organizations

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The IVPA Global Volunteering Fair in Washington, DC is tomorrow! The event will be held at the George Washington University – Continental Ballroom in the Marvin Center, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Come check out these great programs with projects all over the world:

Amigos de las Américas Amigos de las Américas inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences. Amigos de las Américas believe in a world where each young person becomes a life-long catalyst for social change.
Armenian Volunteer Corps The Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) is Armenia’s premier volunteer placement organization.  AVC has helped over 500 volunteers from around the world, 21 years of age and older, to find fulfilling service opportunities for terms of one month up to one year, in Yerevan and throughout Armenia. AVC Professional Corps is open to professionals over age 32 who can commit to a minimum of two weeks of service
Atlas Corps Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit professionals from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. and Colombia. Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12-18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise.
AYUDA AYUDA is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that empowers youth to serve as agents for change and implement sustainable diabetes programs throughout the world. AYUDA’s innovative peer learning model uses international volunteers as a catalyst to empower local youth living with diabetes to form healthy habits and better manage their diabetes. AYUDA has established an international volunteer program that mobilizes individuals – ranging from high school students to world-class medical professionals – to support educational and leadership programs around the globe.
Child Family Health International (CFHI)  CFHI places participants on 1-4 month internship-style experiences alongside local healthcare professionals in underserved communities in Latin America, Africa, and India.  Participants rotate through clinics and public health sites, attend health information lectures, and become immersed in the healthcare system of the community. CFHI programs showcase local experts and support underserved communities abroad.
Creative Learning Through its three divisions, Creative Learning works in overlooked areas to support locally-led initiatives. We exchange knowledge through people-to-people partnerships and sustainably improve lives and livelihoods.
Cross-Cultural Solutions Cross-Cultural Solutions is a nonprofit working to address critical global issues by providing meaningful volunteer service to communities abroad, and contributing responsibly to local economies. We provide volunteer abroad opportunities, international internships, and gap year programs for individuals and/or groups in 10 countries around the world (Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Morocco, India, and Thailand). The CCS experience offers a genuine volunteer experience with opportunities to connect with, and learn from local people in those communities.
Cuso International Cuso International is an international development organization that works through volunteers. Cuso International recruits skilled professionals from a variety of professional backgrounds to work in partnership with local or national organizations around the world.
GapFORCE Gapforce is a leading provider of volunteer, internships, Gap Year and summer programs abroad. We offer over 40 programs in 15 countries including Marine Conservation, Wildlife protection, community development, expeditions, Leadership and training courses, internships and paid working holidays.
Global Citizens Network Global Citizens Network works to promote peace, justice and respect through cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation. We are committed to enhancing quality of life around the world while preserving indigenous cultures, traditions and ecologies. Each team partners with a host developing community engaged in grassroots initiatives that meet local needs. Participants and community members work and learn side-by-side on projects pioneered and directed locally.
Manna Project International Manna Project International (MPI) connects college students, recent graduates and young professionals with international service opportunities to apply their passions and education collectively through service to communities in need. With the vision of communities serving communities, MPI’s model is a collaborative community-based approach to development stressing three organizational pillars: holistic approach, community focus and leadership development. At our sites in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Nicaragua, groups of year-long volunteers live and work together implementing a range of education, health and livelihood community development programs.
Operation Groundswell Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that offers travel and service learning experiences around the world. We aim to build a community of “backpacktivists” that are socially, environmentally and politically aware of their impact in the communities they travel to and live in.
Partners of the Americas Partners of the Americas connects people and organizations across borders to serve and to change lives through lasting partnerships that create opportunity, foster understanding, and solve real-life problems.  For 50 years, Partners has carried out our mission through a variety of programs, local chapter organizations, and inter-institutional partnerships between higher education institutions, development agencies, and civic organizations.
Peace Corps The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government. Over 210,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. The mission of the Peace Corps includes three goals: providing technical assistance; helping people outside the United States to understand American culture; and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries.
Projects Abroad Projects Abroad sends volunteers to 28 developing countries to do internships and service projects. Since being founded in 1992, we have grown to a team of over 500 staff members around the world that send over 10,000 volunteers annually. Volunteers get to choose their start dates and can go for as long as they wish. Our most popular programs include: childcare work, medical placements, teaching programs, law and human rights internships, environmental conservation, and building projects.
The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic provides life-changing, low cost, and essential healthcare to the impoverished people in a remote area of southern Nicaragua.  The clinic helps over 12,000 patients per year by providing general and emergency medical care, dental care, ambulatory surgery, lab work, and preventative health education.  Our volunteer program combines international travel with benevolence and hands-on medical training.
SIT Graduate Institute SIT Graduate Institute equips students with theoretical knowledge, field experience, and professional skills. Programs are based on an experiential learning model and a commitment to social justice and intercultural communication. SIT Graduate Institute prepares students to be interculturally effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. In so doing, SIT fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organizations committed to responsible global citizenship.
Volunteers in Asia VIA (formerly Volunteers in Asia) is a private, non-profit, non-religious organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through service and education. Since 1963, our Asia Programs have provided U.S. Residents with an opportunity to work and live within an Asian culture while meeting the needs of Asian host institutions. We currently offer one-year and summer programs in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
2Seeds Network The 2Seeds Network, recognizing abundant human capital around the globe, is building a network of community-based agricultural development projects in East Africa. 2Seeds recruits and trains young people to live in rural Tanzania for one year and develop projects in partnership with subsistence farmers. Our goal is to incubate the region’s human capital so that local farmers create more food to eat and capture more profit from the produce they sell.