To find a tailor-made volunteer possibility, you have several choices:
you search online for an organisation you wish to work for and contact it directly
you enter an online charity portal and use their search engine, specifying when, where and for how long you are available. You will be provided with a selection of organizations which could make use of you.
www.hopeworldwide.org is present in numerous countries around the globe, supporting children, women, leprosy patients, educational programmes, senior citizens, aids hospices, etc.
www.india.hopeworldwide.org set up health programmes for children, but then also developed into educational activities for kids, then offering professional training, then supporting and educating mothers and now also taking care of elderly people who have no families to support them. Hope India also built hospices for HIV/aids patients and an entire village for leprosy patients and their families. We have visited a school run by Hope India in Bangalore and several of our pictures on this site show those kids.
www.networkforgood.org/volunteer portal in which you use a search tool to find volunteer opportunities at a large number of charities that match your interests and geographic location, or search for an organization by name.
www.netaid.org the largest database of online volunteering opportunities and a collection of commented links to non-profit organisations covering all geographical areas and all areas of activity
www.charityvillage.com is a Canadian super-site with extensive job and volunteer opportunities, information on non-profit organisations, news, resources, how-to articles, event listings, educational opportunities, background and legal information for non-profit organisations.
www.oneworld.org One world is among the first highly professional and very large non-profit portal with 10 national/ regional websites in 7 languages, containing many many links to organisations which offer volunteer and donating possibilities. Information is frequently updated, there are campaigns to support and specialised ‘channels’ for several topics as learning, AIDS, etc.
www.unvolunteers.org/volunteers/index.htm is the UN site for volunteering within its organisations, field projects etc.
www.unvolunteers.org/volunteers/options/abroad/otherops.htm contains global links to organisations which organise volunteer opportunities outside the UN.
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