ProWorld is committed to empowering communities, promoting economic development, and conserving the environment by cultivating compassionate global citizens.
ProWorld matches volunteers of all ages with community projects in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. From building cleaner-burning stoves in Peru to empowering women in Thailand, participants make a real difference in local communities. ProWorld has been working with volunteers for more than 12 years and offers unique volunteer, internship and study abroad opportunities in the areas of healthcare, environment and social-economic sectors. ProWorld has also created customized overseas programs for more than 70 American and Canadian universities and colleges.
ProWorld currently offers programs in 9 countries: Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, and Thailand.
Current volunteer opportunities include:
- Community Development - install clean-burning stoves, build ceramic water filters, or construct schools
- Environmental and Wildlife Conservation - work in a national park, assist in water conservation, or plant trees to reforest depleted ecosystems.
- Education and Teaching - work as a teacher's assistant, teach English or educate teens on current social, health and environmental issues.
- Health Care - conduct field-based clinical, public health and research programs.
- Youth Programs - assist with youth sports programs, work with after-school activities or volunteer in daycare centers
ProWorld volunteer abroad programs provide individuals of all ages with life-changing immersive volunteer projects. Volunteer programs range from 1-26 weeks and are available in Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, South Africa and Thailand. From building cleaner-burning stoves in Peru to working with elephants in Thailand, ProWorld matches your skills and interests with a meaningful volunteer project.
Volunteer projects are as diverse as the countries where we run our programs. Imagine offering English lessons in Ghana – in exchange for West African drumming and dance lessons from a local troupe. Or, bringing clean water to local communities - by making and distributing inexpensive, locally made ceramic water filers in Urubamba, Peru. No matter what you do, you’ll feel good knowing your volunteer works is part of a sustainable, ongoing commitment to the local community.
ProWorld volunteer abroad programs fit into the following categories: Community Development, Education, Environment and Conservation, Health, Working with Children, and Women’s Empowerment. For more information about ProWorld volunteer programs, please visit us at: www.proworldvolunteers.org/volunteer-abroad
ProWorld internship abroad programs allow you to gain valuable professional experience as you intern at a nonprofit, NGO or other local organization. Internships are specifically designed to provide you with professional experience. From water conservation in rural India, to working on an organic chocolate farm in Belize, to financial counseling for micro loans in Brazil, ProWorld internships are diverse and fascinating opportunities for career exploration.
Internship programs, which are usually 2-6 months long, allow participants to work on more in-depth projects. Spanish-speakers can help disseminate information about Andean traditional textiles and support and collaborate with existing communities of weavers in Cusco, Peru, while English-majors can write articles on local politics and human rights issues in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
ProWorld internship programs are available in Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, Peru, South Africa and Thailand. Programs categories include Community Development, Environmental Management, Health, NGO Management, Education, Journalism, and Microfinance. For more information about ProWorld internship programs, please visit us at: www.proworldvolunteers.org/intern-abroad
ProWorld study abroad programs provide a blend of field studies, adventure and development work. Take your university coursework to another level and put your classroom learning into practice with service-based learning projects such as being a teaching assistant in Belize or educating locals about HIV/AIDS prevention in Ghana.
ProWorld offers fall, spring or summer semester opportunities that enhance your global perspective. You can immerse yourself in a new language or complete studies in English – you decide. U.S. credits can easily transfer to your home school.
Fall and spring semester programs are offered in Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, Peru, and Thailand. Summer programs are available in Belize and Peru - as well as a combination program that spends time in both countries (Peru and Belize). For more information on ProWorld study abroad programs, please visit us at: www.proworldvolunteers.org/study-abroad
ProWorld offers universities and private groups customized volunteer and internship programs. We work with groups to tailor a program that fits the group's needs. Create your own experiential or service learning program and get customized hands-on development work, cultural immersion, and adventure in Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, and Thailand.
ProWorld custom group programs are for groups of 10 or more and include customized length and dates, pre-trip organizational support and materials, intensive on-site orientation, coordination and funding of group or individual development projects, group or homestay living with 3 meals per day, and daily staff support and contact. In addition, ProWorld can help with curriculum development and offers weekly adventure and cultural experiences.
For more information on ProWorld's Custom Group Programs, please visit us at: www.proworldvolunteers.org/custom-groups