Peace Corps | www.peacecorps.gov
Mercy Volunteer Corps | www.mercyvolunteers.org
With Mercy Volunteer Corps, volunteers serve in education, healthcare or social services to support those who are economically poor and marginalized in one of 8 locations in the US or in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, South America. International commitments are for 2 years. Volunteers receive housing, medical insurance, transportation, food/personal stipends and student loan deferment. Also eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award stipend.
Volunteers for Peace | www.vfp.org
Become immersed in another culture! International Volunteer short term projects are 2-3 weeks, medium term projects are 1-6 months and longterm projects are up to a year. There are over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries around the world. The registration fee is $300,regardless of the length of the project, which covers food, accommodation and work materials for the entire duration of the project. Volunteers are responsible for their transportation arrangements and expenses. There are also 40-60 projects in the United States per year.