volunteeringWe have a wide range of areas for which we need assistance. We are currently entirely staffed by a team of more than 45 volunteers from all over the country. Our volunteers are students, professionals, and retirees with backgrounds in the Peace Corps, micro-finance, IT, business, and government, to name a few. Many speak multiple languages and have traveled internationally, or simply have an interest in sustainable development. We are ultimately looking for people who are passionate about improving the lives of individuals and families in poor communities around the world.

greatnonprofitsWe’re modeled on the Open Source movement, which means that we work openly and collaboratively as a team with working group leads, project coordinators, and task masters. Depending on your interest and work style, you can lead projects or teams, work in a team with peers, or work on completing specific tasks on your own. Learn more

Projects are interesting, meaningful, and offer opportunities to apply your skills in a way that makes a real difference in the lives of people in developing countries. Enhance your career by learning more about the field, making contacts, and honing your existing skills and developing new ones. If you have experience in international development or want to learn more about the field, we welcome you!

Internships provide students with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in their classrooms to real-world environment. Most volunteer positions can be made into an internship that meets your specific needs. Please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

NOTE: No volunteer positions or internships are available overseas, except in rare circumstances. When those opportunities arise, they will be posted on the open volunteers opportunities page.

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Join Our Board of Directors or Advisory Council

Service on our Board of Directors and Advisory Council offers a tremendous opportunity to help mold our programs and strategies, the impact of which will be felt for many years.  Learn more