Volunteering can be a great way to get your foot in the door of an organization or country of interest in order to meet your career goals. When seeking a volunteer experience through a program, you will generally be charged a fee. It is important that you ask the right questions to ensure you find a safe, gratifying experience that fits your needs.
Check out the Volunteer Resource Center; they offer local volunteer opportunities and coordinate the Alternative Breaks program, which provides social and environmental justice service-learning trips in the U.S. and abroad.
Additional volunteer resources
- Colorado Nonprofit Association: Identify and volunteer with international-related nonprofits in Colorado.
- Go Abroad: A comprehensive international education and alternative travel resource for studying, volunteering, interning or teaching abroad.
- Idealist: Provides a comprehensive listing of volunteering, internship and work opportunities.
- GlobeMed: A student-run nonprofit that gives volunteers the knowledge, exposure and skill set to be effective within the movement for health equity and social justice in Nepal.