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Old 06-21-2004, 05:35 AM   #1
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I am looking to spend about three months there doing volunteer work and living there but I do not even know where to start looking. Has anyone here ever done or heard of a volunteering program in Africa that they would recommend?
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Old 06-21-2004, 08:51 AM   #2
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verstehen is the man who knows about volunteering in Africa!! HE is in Moracco

Here is a couple of his updates he has posted!

Verstehen Update #1

Verstehen Update # 2

His Web Site

Send him a PM and I am sure the next time he is near an internet connection he will give you all kinds of info, he is a really good guy
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i am also planning on volunteering in africa.... well south africa for 3 mothns, im trying to find more about it too...... im thinking about going in nov of this year
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If you guys are canadian i know swap offers some volunteer programs for south africa, now i dont have personal experience but it could be worth a look to ya. It's www.swap.ca
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yeah I've been looking into it too. global vision international (GVI) a british company seems to have some really cool programs, i-to-i (also british) seems good as well and then, yeah swap. For me, global vision seems to have the best program for what I'm interested in doing, but I guess it all really depends on what you want to do and how much you're willing to shell out.
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I highly, highly, highly recommend Global Vision International! I just got back from volunteering with their project in Guatemala and it was the best time of my life. I will write a longer thing about my experience in the volunteer stories section, but if you have any questions about GVI let me know and Ill do my best to help.
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wow thanks for the tip sarg. I'm really glad you had a good time with GVI....makes me feel a little better about what I want to do! It's always good to have a legit resource telling you about how good a company is. They look amazing though. Can't wait to hear about your trip!
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