INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT
World Endeavors Women’s Development projects address the unique needs and challenges that women face every day in developing countries. Volunteers contribute their efforts to the work of local women’s shelters, social work agencies, or nonprofit organizations. Project possibilities include helping women recover from exploitation and abuse, teaching job skills at a women’s development cooperative, and partnering with social organizations to help women who are suffering the effects of alcoholism, poverty, and depression. Volunteers also contribute to the day-to-day operations of their host organizations, providing administrative support or assisting with meal preparation and cleaning. These projects provide diverse opportunities to help women overcome difficult circumstances, empowering them to reach their full potential.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT
Volunteering in the field of women’s development is a unique way to form close connections with community members, while providing help and friendship to women in difficult situations. In addition to their valuable contributions at project sites, volunteers learn about the challenges women face around the world and bring this knowledge home with them, shedding light on an important issue and learning how to create needed change.
Volunteers interested in empowering women in the developing world are a good match for World Endeavors Women’s Development projects. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteers who have compassion, patience, and a dedication to improving the lives of women. Volunteer opportunities in this field are open to men and women alike with an interest in promoting gender equality worldwide.