Global oder kein Land
Ansprechpartner: Tim Schloendorn
- Hilfe für Entwicklungsländer
- Freiwillige Helfer sind willkommen.
This website was set up in June 2006 by a group that met while involved in volunteer work abroad. The various members of the group found many similar difficulties when searching for and getting involved in independent volunteer work and decided to set up this website to act as a "hub" for the network of independent groups that are involved in wonderful projects around the world.
The difference between us and other websites is that we only list projects and organizations that charge no fees (other than reasonable food and accommodation costs).
We are working in collaboration with NGOs and local groups.
Local NGOs and other groups often have a lot of knowledge and resources. Whilst independent volunteers sometimes get frustrated with the bureaucracy of organisations, they can be very useful. Independent volunteers are usually great for working on small projects, but the NGOs are generally better placed to handle the bigger ones. They also have contacts, information, resources and equipment that you may be able to make use of.
Local groups may include temples, churches, mosques or other religious centres. Often religions leaders have great influence within the community making them important people to consult and talk to.
Other local groups will probably be location specific so ask around. Shopkeepers tend to be a good source of local knowledge as well.
For other net participants we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, deliver a lecture, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.