What's on the web? volunteer opportunities
- By: Irina Haivas
When looking for a volunteer opportunity far from home, the web is one of the most helpful tools. There are many opportunities on the internet, and you get to specify all the details, from the type of work to the duration and location.
One of the most complete websites on volunteering is www.imva.org, hosted by the International Medical Volunteers Association. This site includes a specific area for students, containing an extensive list of organisations which offer volunteer positions. It also includes resources on international health, personal stories of former volunteers, clinical tips, and advice on how to prepare and how to cope with problems that you may encounter when volunteering abroad. The link section has a list of resources in international health, including country reports, organisations, jobs, publications, and public health and epidemiology resources.
The www.idealist.org site is a well organised and comprehensive meeting place for volunteers and job seekers