These are not school-sponsored activities and the Madison Metropolitan School District does not approve, support, supervise, or endorse these programs/activities. If your program is listed below and you would like it updated or removed, please contact Amy Schwab.


WISCONSIN OPPORTUNITIES

 Aldo Leopold Center: Nature Discovery Camps

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Our Summer Nature Discovery Camps provide outdoor adventure and hands-on nature activities that encourage children ages 2-12 to experience the great outdoors throughout the summer. From Living Like Laura Ingalls to Muckin' in the Marsh, Weird Science, and Youth Volunteer there's something for everyone!
Website: http://naturenet.com/alnc/summcamp.html
Phone: 608-221-0404
Email: http://naturenet.com/alnc/contact_alnc/
Scholarships: Call or email for details
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 2-13+

 Bethel Horizons: Leaders in Training

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Step into a new role at camp by becoming a Leader in Training. Campers will discover how to be a Horizons leader by interacting with younger campers. While remaining a camper, you will have enhanced responsibilities. During the first week, participants will have the opportunity to discover the skills behind being an outdoor leader, including campfires and worship, leading games and activities, outdoor living skills, and canoe training. Time will also be spent building community through the Low and High Ropes Challenge Courses. During week two, participants will put these skills into action as they are assigned to a group of 6-8 campers with two Horizons counselors. Week one is a prerequisite for week two.
Website: http://www.bethelhorizons.org/Horizons/Summer_camp/Programs/leaders.html
Phone: 608 257-3577
Email: bhorizons@bethel-madison.org
Scholarships: Call or email for details
Time of Year:  Summer
Age Range: 13-18 

 Easter Seals Camp

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Have you ever wanted to spend a few months away from the real world and lose yourself in a summer service project or a year-round program that changes the lives of children and adults with disabilities?
Website: http://camp.eastersealswisconsin.com/content/we-have-many-opportunities-volunteering
Phone: 800-422-2324
Email: camp@wi.easterseals.com
Time of Year: School year & Summer
Age Range: 18+

 FLYY

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Forward Learning Youth & Young Adults (FLYY) offers two types of expeditions: wilderness-based and community-based. Wilderness expeditions explore remote settings in the National Forests of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Community expeditions take place at local community centers, service organizations, and in and around the city of Madison. Both expeditions offer young people the opportunity of a lifetime as well as give them a chance to recognize their inner strength.
Website: http://www.flyyexpeditions.com/FLYY/FLYY.html
Phone: 608-819-6390
Email: info@flyyexpeditions.com
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 14-25

 Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools

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Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools increases the capacity of LGBTQ youth and students, educational staff, and families to create school environments where all LGBTQ youth and students thrive.
Website: http://www.gsafewi.org/about-us/jobs-internships-volunteer-opportunities/
Phone: 608-661-4141
Email: kristen@gsafewi.org
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: All ages

 Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide. Habitat is founded on the conviction that every person should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety. Volunteer opportunities including building homes, lunch and snack providers, landscaping, ReStore sales, deconstruction, warehousing, and much more.
Website: http://www.habitatdane.org/volunteerhabitat
Phone: 608-255-1549
Email: habitat@habitatdane.org
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: All ages

 Holiday Home Camp

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Our Summer Camp programming helps campers foster life skills as they participate in traditional camp activities such as hiking, swimming lessons, boating, arts and crafts, archery, skits, games, and much more! While participating in these activities campers gain confidence, responsibility, communication skills, positive sportsmanship, and respect for self, others, and their environment. The Leadership Training Youth program is designed to help teens discover their strengths and enhance their leadership skills by challenging them to try a wide variety of service opportunities, cultural events, and educational experiences. The LTYs are positive role models who participate in a week-long training session during the summer camp season, and the teens meet monthly throughout the school year. Program participants gain leadership skills, volunteer experience, and communication skills. The LTYs are also provided with college preparation and career development resources.
Website: http://www.holidayhomecamp.org/
Phone: 262-245-5161
Email: http://www.holidayhomecamp.org/contact.php
Scholarship: See registration form for details
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 7-17

 Madison Metropolitan School District: Youth Apprenticeship Program

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Youth Apprenticeship is a rigorous one or two-year program that combines academic and technical classroom instruction with mentored on-the-job learning for high school students. Hands-on-learning at the job site is combined with classroom instruction to help students make the connection between school and the world of work. Some programs include Architecture, Automotive Technician, Biotechnology, Finance, Health Services, Info Technology, Manufacturing, Printing & Graphic Arts, Production Agriculture, Tourism, and Welding.
Website: https://cteweb.madison.k12.wi.us/YAP
Phone: 608-663-5265
Email: mtokheim@madison.k12.wi.us
Scholarships: This program is Free
Time of Year: School year
Age Range: Junior or senior in high school
Note: Some prerequisite courses are required. Please see your school counselor to talk about options.

 Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

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The museum regularly seeks volunteers for a variety of positions related to special event staffing and planning, office support, and library support. Volunteers greet guests at MMoCA Nights, sell tickets at Holiday Art Fair, grill brats and hot dogs at Art Fair on the Square, assist with monthly mailings, and provide invaluable support for countless other tasks throughout the year.
Website: http://www.mmoca.org/get-involved/mmoca-volunteers
Email: volunteer@mmoca.org
Time of Year: All year

 Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR)

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Do you have a desire to get involved in your community and make a difference? MSCR has just the answer! MSCR has a wide range of volunteer opportunities to fit various interests and availability.
Website: http://www.mscr.org/Volunteering-at-MSCR.cfm
Phone: 608-204-3000
Email: mmoe@madison.k12.wi.us
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: 18+ or very mature high school student

 Monona Public Library

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The Monona Library is looking for interested Teens for a position as a Teen Volunteer (TVs) for the summer library program. TVs help with reading activities, performances, storytimes, craft programs, games and contests, decorating, and more. Volunteers will be invited to special events, receive prizes and letters of reference at the end of the summer. The Teen Volunteer program provides opportunities for teens to interact with young children, demonstrate skills such as cooperation and responsibility, and develop good work habits.
Website: http://www.mononalibrary.org/teens/volunteer.html
Phone: 608-216-7453
Email: karen@mononalibrary.org
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 6th-12th grade

 Phantom Lake YMCA Camp

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Phantom Lake offers resident camp opportunities to youth. The camp is known for traditional and rustic atmosphere.  Adventure Camp is an opportunity to explore the wilderness outside of Phantom Lake. Trips have included locations such as the Boundary Waters, Smokey Mountains, and Rocky Mountains. The Youth Leadership Training (YLT) program is for those who would like to learn leadership skills and training. They also offer special programs such as Soccer, Horseback Riding, Photography, Skateboarding, and Fly Fishing.
Website: http://phantomlakeymca.org/
Phone:  262-363-4386
Email:  office@phantomlakeymca.org
Scholarships: http://phantomlakeymca.org/financialaid.html
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: 9 months - adult

 The Salvation Army

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Our many volunteers play a crucial role, strengthening and extending services throughout the community. We need you -- your skills and experience. Opportunities may include Rec Room Coordinator, Assistant Teacher, After School Program, Food & Essentials Pantry, and Bell Ringer during the holiday season.
Website: http://www.salvationarmydanecounty.org/volunteer/
Phone: 608-250-2218
Email: http://www.salvationarmydanecounty.org/about/contact.asp
Time of Year: School & Summer
Age Range: Call or email for details

 Troy Gardens: Youth Grow Local

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A variety of opportunities are available for students interested in gardening, healthy eating, farming, planting, and harvesting.
Website: http://troygardens.org/what-we-do/youth-grow-local
Phone: 608-240-0409
Email: info@troygardens.org
Time of Year: School year & Summer
Age Range: Elementary - high school

 United Way of Dane County

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When you give of yourself, you have the ability to make a dramatic impact on the life of another. Whether it's tutoring a young child, performing home chores for an elderly person, or providing case management to a family at risk of homelessness, you can literally change people's lives for the better by volunteering. The United Way Volunteer Center will match you with volunteer opportunities that fit your interests, skills, availability and location. They are happy to help you over the phone, in person in an interview, or you can look at opportunities by going to a collaborative website.
Website:  http://volunteeryourtime.org/
Phone: 608-246-4380
Email: volctr@uwdc.org
Time of Year:  School year & summer
Age Range:  5-55+

 UW-LaCrosse: Mississippi River Summer Adventure

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Mississippi River Summer Adventures are residential, week long programs that help students prepare for college and learn the college timeline, build leadership skills, practice conflict resolution, practice teamwork, and visualize their future. Activities involve camping, canoeing, and much more!
Website: http://www.uwlax.edu/mss/Precollege/pc-summertutors.htm
Phone: 608-785-8225
Email:  ereese@uwlax.edu
Scholarships: Contact program for details
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 7th-12th Grade

 UW-Madison: Youth Programs, Activities & Resources

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This site encompasses almost all of the programs offered by the University.  Opportunities include the arts, academics, sports, leadership, world languages, business, nursing, music, accelerated learning programs and more.
Website:  http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/outreach/youth.htm
Phone: 608-262-1156
Scholarships: See individual programs for details
Time of Year:  School year & summer
Age Range:  4-18+

 UW-Richland: College for Kids Intern

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Students who have attended at least two years of either College for Kids or Middle School U (or one of each) and who are considering exploring education as a career possibility, are eligible to apply to be a Classroom Intern for the College for Kids Program at the University of Wisconsin, Richland Center.
Website: http://www.richland.uwc.edu/ce/summer.asp
Phone: 608 647-6186
Email: rlnce@uwc.edu
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 9th-10th grade

 UW-Richland: Japanese Youth Program

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The program offers teens the opportunity to work closely with teens of another culture. Teens receive training and experience in facilitating learning of the English language and introducing/explaining the U.S. culture. U.S. teens will gain understanding about their own culture and will interact with youth of another culture in a close working experience. Because some may be missing work to participate in the program, each of the U.S teens will receive an honorarium. As well, teen mentors' meals, linens, lodging and activity fees will be provided.
Website: http://www.richland.uwc.edu/ce/summer.asp
Phone: 608 647-6186
Scholarships:  Participation is free and mentors may be compensated for their time.
Email: rlnce@uwc.edu
Time of Year: School year
Age Range: Current high school student

 Wheels for Winners

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Wheels for Winners is a non-profit organization that refurbishes and recycles used bicycles and presents them to kids who do 15 hours of community volunteer service or read and report on 5 books. We serve Dane County, Wisconsin and operate entirely as a volunteer organization supported through grants and donations.
Website: http://www.wheelsforwinners.org/
Phone: 608-249-2418
Email: wheelsforwinners@gmail.com
Application Form: http://www.wheelsforwinners.org/wfwearn2004.pdf
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: Any age

 Wisconsin Association of School Councils

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WASC offers students of all ages a wide variety of leadership programs and opportunities throughout the year from summer camps to state conferences and competitions to leadership institutes.
Website: http://www.wasc.org/
Phone: 866-572-WASC
Email: http://www.wasc.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=12
Scholarships: Call or email for details
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: Elementary - high school

 Wisconsin Lions Camp

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The Summer Camp program at the Wisconsin Lions Camp is reserved for children and adults with disabilities. We serve youth with mild cognitive disabilities and with Type I and Type II diabetes, as well as youth and adults who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Blind and Visually Impaired. We also have a Counselor in Training Program and opportunities to work in the kitchen for youth interested in volunteering. The camp is FREE to all who qualify and are residents of Wisconsin. All of our facilities are handicapped accessible and built with the young camper in mind.
Website:  http://www.wisconsinlionscamp.com/
Phone:  715-677-4969
Email:  info@wisconsinlionscamp.com
Scholarships: FREE
Age Range: 6-Adult

 Wisconsin Youth First

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This page provides information on all the statewide programs Wisconsin has to offer youth with disabilities in one convenient place. If you are a student who wants to work on leadership skills, planning for the future or learning to speak up for yourself, this is the place for you.
Website: http://www.wiyouthfirst.org/get_involved.html
Email: wiyouthfirst@gmail.com, pamjenson@cesa2.k12.wi.us
Time of Year: School Year & Summer
Age Range: High school students

 YMCA of Dane County

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The YMCA offers something for everyone. Many different YMCA Programs are offered throughout the year. Program descriptions, schedules and fees are available in the program guides. Some programs are only offered at certain times of the year, check the program guide for dates and times.
Website: http://www.ymcadanecounty.org/
2011 Program Guide: http://www.ymcadanecounty.org/programguide/images/yspringsummer_2011.pdf
Phone:  East YMCA: 608-221-1571
West YMCA: 608-276-6606
Northeast YMCA: 608-837-8221
Email: email@ymcadanecounty.org
Scholarships:  http://www.ymcadanecounty.org/join/scholarship.asp
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: All ages

 YMCA Jr. Counselor Program

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This program is designed to give youth an opportunity to learn valuable job skills while being a role model for youth participants. They can build references for college and career while being a contributing and appreciated member of society. To apply, click “Volunteer Application” or pick up an application at your nearest YMCA.
Website: http://www.ymcadanecounty.org/socialresponsibility/giving.asp
Contact Information: http://www.ymcadanecounty.org/contactymca.asp
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 14-17

 Youth Apprenticeship Program: Dane County School Consortium

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Youth Apprenticeship (YA) is a rigorous statewide elective program for high school juniors and seniors that combines academic and technical classroom instruction with mentored on-the-job learning. It’s an opportunity for students to experience a career while still in high school.
Website: http://www.dcsc.org/STC/YAP/
Phone: 608-224-7139
Email: dkraus@dcsc.org
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: 16 - 18+
Note: Some prerequisite courses are required. Please see your school counselor to talk about options.


OUT-OF-STATE & INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 American Field Studies Intercultural Programs

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AFS Intercultural Programs is a worldwide, nonprofit organization that has been a leader in high school student exchange for 60 years.  AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership, homestays, and language study. AFS-USA has year, semester, and summer programs abroad for high school students and special programs specifically tailored for high school graduates and older individuals.
Website:  http://www.afsusa.org/
Phone:  800-AFS-INFO
Email:  afsinfo@afs.org
Scholarships:  http://www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/
Time of year: School year & summer
Age Range: 15-18+

 AmeriCorps State and National

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AmeriCorps State and National offers service opportunities of all kinds in thousands of programs throughout the United States. Members help address unmet community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Members serve full- or part-time for 9-12 months or during the summer, up to 2 years. Their service might include restoring parks, tutoring youth, assisting crime victims, and building homes.

AmeriCorps is made up of three main programs: AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps).
Website:  http://www.americorps.gov/
Phone:  202-606-5000
Email:  https://questions.nationalservice.gov/app/ask
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: 17+

 Amigos de las Américas

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AMIGOS is an international, non-profit organization that provides leadership and community service opportunities for young people while concurrently contributing to the well-being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas. High school and college students from diverse backgrounds work successfully with host communities and partner agencies to address health and education priorities.
Website: www.amigoslink.org
Phone: 800-231-7796
Email: info@amigoslink.org
Scholarships: http://www.amigoslink.org/requirements-cost
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 16+

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 Ayusa

Ayusa Logo Study abroad with Ayusa and you will have the chance to completely immerse yourself in another culture. You will have the opportunity to discover a new country, become more independent, improve your language skills, and make life-long friends. As a high school study abroad student, you can choose from over 40 study abroad programs in 16 different countries, varying in length from a summer program to an academic year.
Website: http://www.ayusa.org/students
Phone: 800-579-1709
Email: studyabroadinfo@ayusa.org
Scholarships: http://www.ayusa.org/students/scholarships
Time of Year: School Year & Summer
Age Range: High School Students

 Cross-Cultural Solutions

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Teens have the amazing and rare opportunity to volunteer in Africa or Latin America for 1 or 2 weeks where they will participate on a group project and gain valuable international experience, confidence, lasting friendships, and even a competitive edge for college.
Website: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/programs/teen-volunteer-abroad.aspx
Phone: 800-380-4777
Email: info@crossculturalsolutions.org
Scholarships: http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/enroll/funding-your-program/scholarships.aspx
Time of Year:  Summer
Age Range: 14-17

 Earthwatch Institute

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Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth's future. Founded in 1971, Earthwatch supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world. This unique model is creating a systematic change in how the public views science and its role in environmental sustainability.
Website: http://www.earthwatch.org/expedition
Phone: 800-776-0188
Email: info@earthwatch.org
Scholarships: http://www.earthwatch.org/aboutus/education/studentopp/
Time of Year:  School year & summer
Age Range: 10-adult

 Experiment in International Living

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Each program in 28 countries worldwide immerses participants in the daily life of another culture. For 3-5 weeks, Experimenters focus on themes such as community service, language training, ecology, travel, or the arts, as they enjoy life with the host families and participate in activities with their group.
Website: http://www.experimentinternational.org/
Phone: 800-345-2929
Email: experiment@worldlearning.org
Scholarships: http://www.experimentinternational.org/2579.htm
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: Entering 10th-12th grade as well as summer following 12th grade

 Global Learning Across Borders (Global LAB)

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Global Learning Across Borders exists to educate and inspire new generations of people to become responsible and committed global citizens in their local communities and beyond. We do this through international cultural immersion and community service programs for young adults, global studies professional development programs for educators, and by partnering with schools to help design and implement experiential global curricula and service programs.
Website: http://www.global-lab.org/
Phone: 800-984-4522
Email: info@global-lab.org
Time of Year: School year
Age Range: 17-22

 Habitat for Humanity

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Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide. Habitat is founded on the conviction that every person should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and safety. Volunteer opportunities including building homes, lunch and snack providers, landscaping, ReStore sales, deconstruction, warehousing, and much more. Habitat for Humanity Global Village volunteer teams travel to exciting destinations in the United States and around the world. They advocate for better living conditions and raise funds to help those in need.
Website: http://www.habitat.org/youthprograms/
Contact Info: http://www.habitat.org/youthprograms/contact.aspx
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: All ages

 Moondance Adventures

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Our teen adventure programs range from 13 to 24 days, during which students participate in a combination of adventure and experiential education activities including backpacking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, alpine mountaineering, fly fishing, surfing, sea kayaking, cultural immersion and community service projects. Moondance provides a variety of carefully designed adventures where you are removed from your "comfort zone" and learn to stretch your limits in the elements of nature. Our philosophy is challenge builds character. Mrs. Schwab has worked for Moondance Adventures so she can talk with you more about this opportunity.
Website:  http://www.moondanceadventures.com/ 
Phone:  800-832-5229
Email:  info@moondanceadventures.com
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 12-adult

 Nicaragua Summer Exchange

The programs of Operation Crossroads Africa are designed to promote understanding of Africa and the African Diaspora based on the belief that one can truly enter another culture only by living and working in it. All Crossroads projects are community-initiated, and you will live and work with hosts who have designed the project.
Website: http://www.highschoolspanish.org/
Phone: 800-674-0408
Email: nica@tds.net
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 15-18

 Operation Crossroads Africa

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The programs of Operation Crossroads Africa are designed to promote understanding of Africa and the African Diaspora based on the belief that one can truly enter another culture only by living and working in it. All Crossroads projects are community-initiated, and you will live and work with hosts who have designed the project.
Website: http://operationcrossroadsafrica.org/
Phone: 212-289-1949
Email: oca@igc.org
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 18+

 Outward Bound Wilderness

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Outward Bound Wilderness is the nation’s leading, nonprofit adventure-education organization. We offer an array of exhilarating course activities in many of the beautiful and pristine wilderness areas throughout the United States and internationally. Our courses emphasize personal growth through hands-on experience and challenges. Students of all ages develop self-reliance, responsibility, teamwork, confidence and compassion, as well as environmental and community stewardship.
Website:  http://www.outwardbound.org/index.cfm/do/exp.index
Phone:  866-467-7651
Email:  info@outwardbound.org
Scholarships:  http://www.outwardbound.org/index.cfm/do/exp.scholarships
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: 12-adult

 People to People Ambassador Programs

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The People to People movement dates back more than half a century to its founding by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. Eisenhower was acting on his firm belief that direct interaction between ordinary citizens around the world can promote cultural understanding and world peace. For nearly 50 years, People to People Ambassador Programs has served as People to People International's global educational travel provider, organizing and promoting opportunities for bridging cultural and political borders through direct interaction, unparalleled access, and unique experiences.
Website:  http://peopletopeople.com/
Contact Info:  http://peopletopeople.com/contact-us
Scholarships:  http://www.p2ppayyourway.com/
Time of Year: School Year & Summer
Age Range: 5th grade through adulthood

 Projects Abroad

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Projects Abroad is the leading organizer of volunteer placements across five continents. We offer a diverse range of teaching, care, conservation, medical, journalism and work experience projects, plus the opportunity to become part of one of our local communities overseas. Summer placements are available in all our destinations for students in high school. You can choose to volunteer during the summer for one or two months; or, if you are 16 to 19, you can also choose one of our 2-Week Specials projects.
Website: http://www.projects-abroad.org/
Phone: 888-839-3535
Email: info@projects-abroad.org
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: 16-75

 Real Gap Experience

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Real Gap Experience is a leading gap year and student travel adventure specialist and has sent over 50,000 people on adventures abroad. We offer hundreds of trips around the world so whether you want to do volunteer work abroad, get some overseas work experience, try your hand at teaching abroad or simply travel round the world to satisfy your wanderlust, we’ve got the perfect adventure travel option for you!
Website: http://www.realgap.com
Phone: 800-352-1793
Email: info@realgap.com
Scholarships: http://www.realgap.com/gap-travel-advice/funding-and-budgeting
Time of Year: All year
Age Range: 17+

 Sail Caribbean

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Whether living aboard a 50' yacht or doing ecological research ashore, a Sail Caribbean teen adventure camp is the perfect platform for empowerment and leadership education. In addition to our core curriculum of sailing, diving, marine biology and environmental service, teens master leadership, teamwork, problem-solving and decision-making skills that will give them a head start in life.
Website: http://www.sailcaribbean.com/
Phone: 800-321-0994
Email: info@sailcaribbean.com
Time of Year: Summer
Age Range: 12-18+

 Service Civil International

Today, SCI has official relations with UNESCO as a partner non-governmental organization. We promote worldwide short term and long term voluntary service to impact social, environmental and humanitarian issues. Each year more than 5,000 volunteers participate in 2-3 week workcamps all over the world. Living and working together in an international group with people of various backgrounds and nationalities helps to break down barriers and prejudices between nations. You pay travel and we provide food, a place to stay, and the most amazing experience of your life. You must be at least 16 years old to work in the US and 18 years old to work abroad.
Website: http://www.sci-ivs.org/
Phone: 206-350-6585
Email: sciinfo@sci-ivs.org
Scholarships: Food and lodging are covered, you pay travel expenses.
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: 16+

 StudyAbroad.com

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At StudyAbroad.com students study language, history, culture, and the environment through hands-on experiences that include field work and expeditions, homestay, internships, and service work. Nomadic in nature, our programs provide the opportunity for students to live in each of the primary regions of the host country in order to understand the country as an authentic whole. If you are looking for an off-the-beaten path, life-changing experience where you can discover and pursue your passions, this program is for you.
Website: http://www.studyabroad.com/
Phone: 207-879-1722
Scholarships: http://www.studyabroad.com/scholarships.aspx
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: High school students

 Up With People

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The Up with People program offers young adults the opportunity to experience the different people, countries and cultures of the world firsthand while connecting with local communities in a meaningful and impactful way. Up with People students experience personal growth, leadership training, service learning and performing arts as they travel through three continents. For many students, it's a global education that lasts a lifetime; for others, it's a life-transforming experience.
Website: http://www.upwithpeople.org/
Phone: 877-264-8856
Scholarships: http://www.upwithpeople.org/index.php?id=38
Time of Year:  School year & summer
Age Range: 14+

 Visions

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VISIONS challenges every part of you—your mind, your muscles and your heart. Our programs reward you in direct proportion to your efforts while introducing you to another culture in the best way possible: by immersing you in the daily life of your host community.
Website: http://www.visionsserviceadventures.com/
Phone: 800-813-9283
Email: info@VisionsServiceAdventures.com
Scholarships: http://www.visionsserviceadventures.com/apply/financial-aid.html
Time of Year:  School year & summer
Age Range: 11-18+

 Volunteers for Peace

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VFP is a non-profit membership organization with no political or religious agenda. We are partner to a large network of similar organizations worldwide. Our goal is to work toward a more peaceful world through the promotion of International Voluntary Service (IVS) projects and the exchange of volunteers. Through our international alliances, we work together to help communities meet local needs and some of the goals of the United Nation's Millennium Declaration. Our projects provide intercultural education through community service.
Website: http://www.vfp.org/
Phone: 802-540-3060
Email: vfp@vfp.org
Scholarships: http://www.vfp.org/volunteer-info/scholarships
Time of Year:  School year & summer
Age Range: 14+

 Where There Be Dragons

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Where There Be Dragons offers rugged, unique summer and study abroad programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Summer and gap-year semester programs in CHINA, TIBET, THAILAND, CAMBODIA, VIETNAM, INDIA, GUATEMALA, PERU, BOLIVIA, SENEGAL and MOROCCO provide students (15 and up) with authentic introductions to the people, landscapes, and issues of the developing world. Dragons programs are NOT tours; they are remarkable learning adventures that introduce participants to the depth of Asian and Latin culture, philosophy, art and social change. The programs are engaging, interactive sojourns that enable participants to make honest and rewarding connections with the locals through home-stays, service work, internships and meetings with respected leaders, artists, philosophers, and development professionals.
Website: http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/
Email: info@wheretherebedragons.com
Phone: 1-800-982-9203
Skype: where.there.be.dragons
Scholarships: Email info@wheretherebedragons.com
Time of Year: School year & summer
Age Range: 15-22

 World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)

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WWOOF is a worldwide network of organizations that links volunteers with organic farmers, and helps people share more sustainable ways of living. In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation, and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
Website: http://www.wwoof.org/ world-wide opportunities
Website: http://www.wwoofusa.org/ U.S. opportunities
Video about WWOOF: http://vimeo.com/6614235
Phone: 949-715-9500 (WWOOF USA)
Email: http://www.wwoof.org/contactwwoof.asp
Email: info@wwoofusa.org (WWOOF USA)
Scholarships: http://www.vfp.org/volunteer-info/scholarships
Time of Year:  School year & summer
Age Range: Varies