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World Volunteers
The World Guide to Humanitarian 
and Development Volunteering
 [The Guide] [Everyone can volunteer!] [Workcamps and opportunities for students
[Short-term volunteering for professionals] [Long-term volunteering
[A Guide forever: does not need updates!] [How to order World Volunteers]

An introduction to the world of international 
humanitarian and development voluntary work 

  • Over 180  projects worldwide, from two weeks to two years or more. 
  • How to spend either a holiday with a difference or a longer period  - for students, professionals, retirees and those with and without work experience. 
  • Plus information on finding thousands of more opportunities on the internet!

For all those who want to get involved

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How to choose the most suitable project to match your interests and abilities and become a volunteer in a developing country. A guide for EVERYONE: for students, professionals and retirees and more; for doctors or accountants, nurses or agronomists, surveyors or teachers, plumbers or builders, electricians or those  expert (or  simply good) with computers, … for everyone who wants to get involved in helping those who suffer by making their skills available.

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Work-camps and other possibilities for students

For students or people with no previous  experience of working abroad World Volunteers lists dozens of work-camp opportunities lasting up to one month in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Includes details of non-profit organisations from Britain, Europe, North America, Australia and the developing countries themselves organising humanitarian work-camps that give the chance to help those in need while sharing the experience with young people from all over the world. 
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Short-term voluntary work for those with work experience

For those with a limited amount of time, World Volunteers  lists projects lasting up to a month in developing countries where  ANY  professional experience  is precious.  Many of the organisations listed are from the countries needing help. An opportunity to spend a unique working holiday  the benefits of which do not end after your return home.

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Long-term voluntary work

For people who have retired, workers who can spend a some time away from work on leave, college leavers, those looking for work and everyone  wanting to start a career in International Development, World Volunteers lists many organisations offering the chance to work in developing countries for from a few months to several years. A chance to begin a new life, or to pass on your skills and experience at the end of a long professional career.

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The Guide that doesn’t need updates: suggests all the tools to be updated through the Internet

The guide describes over 180 organisations, but there are thousands more  needing volunteers around the world, most of which have a presence on the  Internet. The guide has a detailed annotated list of useful websites and of e-mail newsletters for constant updates via the Internet.  The information given on how to become a volunteer including preparation, costs, expectations along with the tools for finding more opportunities on the Internet allow everyone - including those who are new to international volunteering - to plan a period overseas.

World Volunteers: an essential resource for those who not only want to give but also want to act!

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How to order World Volunteers

All our volunteering guides are a one time purchase as updates are available, via the Internet, at no extra cost. New editions will be published from time to time, but all the new information will be available to you; please follow the instructions in the introduction of your Guide.

The World Volunteers guide costs (all prices include postage): 

  • if mailed to the UK : 12.00 
  • if mailed to the US: $ 18.90 (+ US $ 1.60 to Canada)
  • if mailed to Europe (also non-Euro countries):  € 18.00
  • if mailed to the rest of the world: US$ 23.00   (convert US$ into your currency)

If you would like to order also one of the two other guides (or both): 

  • Green Volunteers, the World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation
  • Archaeo-Volunteers, the World Guide to Archaeological and Heritage Volunteering 


prices for TWO GUIDES (including postage) are:

  • if mailed to the UK: 20.00 
  • if mailed to the US: $ 32.00 (+ US $ 3.20 to Canada)
  • if mailed to Europe (also non-Euro countries):  € 32.00
  • if mailed to the rest of the world: US$ 42.00   (convert US$ into your currency)


For prices for THREE GUIDES, please see the Order Form.

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