On the Ground International depends on local and international volunteers to keep projects running. We require a minimum 3-week commitment, but many volunteers stay for 2-3 months. If you are not able to commit to 3 weeks, then in certain cases we can accept volunteers for a shorter stay. Volunteers will stay in a volunteer house with the other volunteers and one of the coordinators. Each day will bring different tasks such as helping out in the different refugee shelters that we work in. This can involve helping to cook food for the refugees or clean the shelters. Other projects that we work with involve volunteering in local schools.
Former humanitarian aid experience and Spanish language skills are useful but not strictly required. Be sure to read through the FAQ and then apply through the form below. We will respond to you as soon as possible. We welcome new volunteers to arrive on any Sunday.
We also have periodic needs for interns and coordinators, who commit to longer terms of service. If this is of interest to you, please make note of this on your application.