Inspire & Help




Volunteer Abroad

  • Teaching children or adults in Mexico or Nepal, work in the healthcare in Ghana, China or Mongolia, helping in a travel agency in Peru or give information about ‘environment education’ in South Africa. A few examples of voluntary projects: from 1-2 weeks to 6-8 weeks in and outside Europe; from excellent supervision to primitive circumstances where you lift the project of the ground yourself, with or without working experience accessible



    Volunteering is helping yourself by helping another

    Volunteer Work with Own Contribution

    • All projects and jobs in which you are not only contributing by your physical efforts but also pay all costs that are related to you. If you are able to get extra funding for the projects, the circumstances and the survival chance of the project can be improved, and then you might be delivering the best contribution you can.
    • Within this type of volunteer work you have subdivision between short, mid-long and long-term projects:
    • They can vary from a few weeks till for e.g. 9 months and also the costs can vary from a little compensation for the food and accommodation to a substantial contribution for the project.
    • Expeditions or research like wildlife projects are meant for applicants with little time and experience. The contribution of the applicant is also usually the financing of the projects or expeditions.

    Volunteer Work without Own Contribution

    • Voluntary work consisting of projects and jobs without the need of making a contribution of your own. In some cases room and board is included. Sometimes there’s a room available for a small fee. This kind of work can be found under ‘Paid work’. In general the projects which can be found in this category are more of a ‘serious’ nature like assisting in a guesthouse, language course institute, travel agency etc. Please note that in some cases where you don’t have to make an own contribution but do need to pay for room and board, it will be more expensive than voluntary work with an own contribution.

    Volunteer Work with Salary

    • Do you have working experience which is needed abroad and are you available for a minimum of 1-3 years? In that case there are some possibilities with organizations that can arrange work abroad. Most possibilities are in forestry, technical and medical work. In most cases it will be (project) management related work in which you can put your knowledge into practice. In order to prevent disappointment you should be aware of the fact that the demand for these kinds of jobs easily exceed the available openings. As a result of this, the selection process is thorough, so you will need at least two years working experience in the field you are applying for. It is hard to state something about the salary. In some cases you will get a reasonable salary and all expenses paid. In other cases only some expenses will be paid and will you be required to do some fund raising yourself before you leave.





    Supporting Organizations (Inspire & Help)

    Supporting Organizations (Inspire & Help)

    Supporting partners & partners with JoHo member discount


     Daktari Bush School, South Africa

    Volunteering & Wildlife


    Via Volunteers, South Africa

    Volunteer work - Internships- Tours and Courses


     JoHo Philippines



    Intern & volunteer programs on Curacao


    Instituto Exclusivo

    Spanish in Bolivia



    Volunteer & Internships in Nicaragua Ecuador & Costa Rica


    Spanish at Locations

    Volunteer & Languages courses in Panama/Costa Rica


    Tess Unlimited, Guatemala 

    Volunteer work


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    Experience Development

    • Through various promotional, incentive and advisory activities, young people as well as older people, are made aware of all kinds of possibilities of being abroad and getting involved in development. On the one hand by partner organizations in the Netherlands and abroad, on the other hand by JoHo support centers in developing countries.
    • Annually, more than 1,000 projects are provided with manpower, funding and other resources through JoHo partners abroad. Because of these projects tens of thousand of children receive education, childcare and teaching materials. Hundreds of disadvantaged young people get the chance to start a study, setup their own business or access free (health) insurances. Hundreds of aid workers are supported when realizing their activities.
    • Read more on projects


    Course materials & Teaching methods

    • JoHo World School Bank materials: a multimedia initiative facilitating pupils and students to donate their school materials, extracts and excercises (written in  English or Spanish). These materials are made available to pupils and students in developing countries, both online and (partly) in print.
    • Here you can find course material and teaching methods for anyone who is teaching or working with children in an international context. The content of the teach section can be used for all levels of education. You can also donate your course material or teaching methods by mailing it to


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