The government have written this guide to your rights as a volunteer in the UK
Find paid work in the voluntary sector Community NI
These are just a few of the many sites that will help you find volunteering opportunities abroad:
- International Voluntary Service
- Projects abroad- also offers a programme to do your university dissertation abroad.
- The British Council website lists a number of opportunities to work and volunteer overseas
- Worldwide Volunteering
- Year Out Group- a group of organisations who sign up to a code of practice for running voluntary and work experience programmes abroad (not just full years out)
- BUNAC– voluntary and paid work opportunities throughout the world
- CCUSA– voluntary and paid work opportunities throughout the world
Idealist.org– have lots of useful information for those considering international volunteering, including this discussion about the ethics of international volunteering and a list of questions to ask sending and hosting organisations.
Grace Shannon, a Biological Sciences graduate now working in Regulatory Affairs for Genpact Pharmalink describes the important role volunteering has played in her career development.
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