Volunteering Abroad

The University of Louisville abides by these guiding principles and practices for volunteer abroad activities. The International Volunteer Programs Association (IVPA) is a nonprofit accrediting body dedicated to promoting awareness and access to quality volunteer aboard programs. Take a moment to look at the Volunteer International’s Standards concerning volunteering principles and practices: http://volunteerinternational.org/why-standards-2/.   You should research your proposed program to ensure that it follows these principles and practices before proceeding.

UofL pre-approved volunteer providers:

Atlantis Project: https://www.atlantis-project.org/ pre-med opportunities

ELIabroad: https://www.eliabroad.org/

Projects-Abroad: http://www.projects-abroad.org/

ISA Volunteer abroad: https://www.studiesabroad.com/experience/service-learning 

If you are interested in volunteering abroad and do not see the company above please send us an email to edabroad@louisville.edu with the answers to the following so we can work with you to obtain permission and academic credit:

Name of Company:

Company Website Link:

Proposed Location:

Proposed Dates of Travel:

  1.  How many full-time staff members does the company employ?
  2. How many of these employees will you come in contact with during the program?
  3. What are the roles of the full-time staff at the program where you will be volunteering?
  4. Are the full-time employees part of this organization or do they work for a different organization?
  5. During a typical day, how often will you be with a staff member of the program?
  6. Will there be a bilingual staff member on-site and available to you in person at all times?