Volunteering Solutions is an NGO that focuses on matching volunteers with projects in more than 30 destinations worldwide. They offer several programs that focus on women’s rights, including teaching girls in Ghana, empowering women in Morocco, teaching at an orphanage in Cambodia, working with street children in India, and volunteering at medical clinics in Thailand.
“My daily activities at the program included: teaching English classes, teaching computer skills, engaging with the women during beauty culture sessions and the embroidery workshops,” said Jenaya, a participant on a program in India.
“I found that there was always a lot to do and that it was a very stimulating environment to be in,” she added.
UBELONG offers women's rights and empowerment projects in India, Cambodia and Morocco. In local communities, volunteers work with local grassroots organizations that are focused on women’s rights and provide skill trainings and execute activities.
“I learned so much from the experience – it gave me an insight into what daily life is like in other parts of the world, and also how an NGO operates and the various challenges it faced,” wrote Chantal, a program participant in Cambodia.
“My work included a variety of tasks, including writing up proposals for projects and requests for funding, editing information for the website and facilitating a workshop with other NGOs,” she added.