MovingWorlds
98% Rating
(6 Reviews)

MovingWorlds

Find skills-based volunteer opportunities in any country that never charge you additional fees. Working like a matching site, MovingWorlds connects you to startups, schools, nonprofits, or other social impact organizations that will give you a free place to live in exchange for your skills, for any length of time. If an opportunity doesn't exist, our support team will help you find one.

This program is designed for people with demonstrable skills in specific areas, like marketing, communications, engineering, design, photography, architecture, financing, accounting, consulting, and more. In addition to finding an opportunity customized for your skills, you can always go when best fits your schedule, and for any length of time. From 1 week to 24 months, our team will help you find a match.

While there are some specific volunteering opportunities listed in many countries, if you don't like what you see, create a profile and we'll source new opportunities for you.

Most Recent Program Reviews

Dorene
Female
46 years old
Calgary, Alberta

Give back to the world with visual storytelling

10/10

We are a couple who worked with Moving Worlds to land a project at an animal recovery center in Northern India. Our time there was incredibly rewarding and we learned a tremendous amount about the challenges and opportunities in animal welfare. We fell in love with the animals at the farm (including cows, donkeys and bulls, animals that we had no prior relationship with. Unfortunately, we saw some brutal animal cruelty by humans on cows, but we also discovered they have unique personalities, from the cow that would push me from behind in the butt or would eat from the garden when I wasn't looking. Some of the big animal recovery issues received significant social media and traditional media attention, thanks to the efforts of our video work. It was definitely a personally and professionally rewarding project.

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Michael
Male
55 years old
Greensboro, NC

Moving Worlds Experteering

10/10

I thoroughly enjoyed experteering with Moving Worlds. I traveled to Ghana in West Africa and worked with Dr. Addae and his staff at the College Of Integrative Medical Sciences (CIMS) in May of 2014. I first became aware of Moving Worlds after meeting co-founder Mark Horoszowski at a Lean Start Up Conference. Mark and the staff worked with me throughout the process of learning about the organization and opportunities available. I was matched and had great training before actually travelling. I had spent almost 30 years in accounting and wasn't sure that I wanted to continue in the field. I was also looking for an overseas experience where I could have an impact in educational and/ or healthcare environments. This was the perfect match. I spent three weeks there photographing different situations and listening to people tell there stories. Also I was able to help with budgeting and other financial issues. The experience showed me that I still want to work in accounting - just in ways that I haven't done before. I would highly recommend Moving Worlds because of the opportunity to give back and because of the excellent resources and people within the organization!

How can this program be improved?

No suggestions. Wonderful organization with great people and awesome resources!

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Deana
Female
34 years old
Seattle, WA

Great program; real impact

10/10

I was looking to travel somewhere new, but also volunteer where I could be impactful. MovingWorlds connected me with an organization in Guatemala that was looking for my unique skillset, (visual design, UX design, user research, and retail experience,) and it was a great match. I helped them redesign their website from the ground up and also helped lead a small team of volunteers to execute our vision. I worked for them in person for a week and remotely for 8 months. Everyone was really friendly and great to work with, and the area was beautiful. I was really glad to not only have a wonderful adventure, but also walk away with experience and a portfolio piece that will help me in my career.

How can this program be improved?

I wish I had more time to spend there in person instead of only being there a week. I in total volunteered for them for 8 months, but only was able to stay a week in person because of work obligations.

Erin Dowd
Erin
Female

First India Then Honduras

10/10

Moving Worlds is amazing! They provide connections to volunteer opportunities all over the world targeting specific skills, and they also support through online training and a comprehensive document that becomes the pre-departure conversation between the volunteer and the organization. While I can only speak for the two organizations I volunteered with, I had experiences that both benefited my career and gave me new ideas for future endeavors.

In my first placement I was the ESL coordinator at Vanavil Trust in India tasked with setting up a computer lab, training teachers in English instructional practices, working with students, and providing recommendations for improvement. Everyone I worked with cared deeply about the children in the program, and I felt safe and at home immediately. I still plan to work with them on future projects.

When I got home I didn't feel like I was done volunteering so I checked out the Moving Worlds website again to find a fantastic opportunity to further develop my skills in curriculum writing and consultation. I began working with Honduras Child Alliance. I was able to visit the project site twice and write an entire curriculum. I was then able to train volunteers and program staff and observe my project in action.

Because of Moving Worlds I have been able to extend my global network, deepen my skills, and explore a new career option.

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Jamie
Female
31 years old
Seattle, WA
Yale University

Amazing way to gain experience and also see the world

10/10

I wanted to gain more experience in the international sustainability space, and by working with MovingWorlds to find three concrete work opportunities, I not only was able to grow and develop as a professional, I also had the chance to become emerged in three distinctly unique cultures. If you love to travel, Experteering is a great way to truly meet local people and have a deep and meaningful experience. Experteering is also a way of advancing one's career through innovative projects that you can mold to what you want to achieve.

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