Summer Community Service Volunteering Programs for College Students
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Summer Community Service Volunteering Programs for College Students
Do you want to do something adventurous this summer? Are you a college student who is searching for a community service volunteering program for summer?
If you want to serve people in need this summer, then RCDP provides the best and most inexpensive summer service trips for college students. RCDP offers volunteering services for various projects and programs in 18 different countries in the world, including Mexico, Sri Lanka, Peru, Africa, Peru, Thailand, India and many more.
While being associated with RCDP, you will get the opportunity to choose from various programs, like teaching in a Buddhist Temple school, Special children project in Mexico, street children or children at risk project in Ecuador, working in a community development project in Cambodia, teaching English in Kenya, women support project in Guatemala, teaching English to Buddhist monks in Nepal and volunteering for street children in Peru.
The volunteer experience was very eye-opening and I felt very much needed at the site. I would greatly recommend it.
The strong ties we built and the rewarding experiences that we made here were really very priceless.
A lifetime experience, which has opened my eyes to so much, and impassioned me to pursue future volunteer trips.
Overall a great experience! I can't think of any reason why I shouldn't recommend the program to others!
Benefits of Summer community service volunteering programs for college students
You will receive health benefits:
Volunteering activities like the community service volunteering program for college students is found to have a positive impact on people. Serving people in need adds a sense of fulfillment, which helps to counteract the effects of anger, stress and anxiety. It helps to develop a solid support system and being in regular contact with people helps you to combat depression.
Volunteering helps you to connect with people:
While volunteering you will meet new people and your small effort towards making a change in the lives of people can make a huge difference. When you connect with people of similar interests, then it broadens your relationship network. Some people are shy, and some are outgoing, so volunteering will increase your people skills with and enhance your social and relationship skills.
Increases your self-confidence:
Your role as a volunteer in the summer volunteering program for college students will give you sense of pride and accomplishment, which will increase your confidence level. Working for different causes and making a difference will increase your overall positivity.
Volunteering will give a sense of purpose to your life, add meaning and even new direction, which will help you to become more confident.
Helps you in your career:
Volunteering gives you a chance to experience a new career without having to make a long-term commitment. If you are thinking of switching into a career in one of the volunteering activities offered, then this will give you the opportunity to try it out. Your participation in the volunteering activities will help you stand out and increase your chances of being hired in your desired job.
You will be traveling to new places:
Volunteering activities including community service programs for college students will give you opportunity to explore new places. Travelling gives a fresh perspective and meeting new people will broaden your horizon. You will get to know different cultures, foods and tradition, which will hold significant importance in your life.
Popular RCDP Projects for Summer community service volunteering programs for college students
RCDP offers different volunteering programs in different parts of the world, so you have the opportunity to choose your desired program. Our volunteering opportunities are vast and wide ranging.
There are more than thirty thousand Buddhist temples in Thailand, where monks live, study and meditate. Apart from their traditional activities, the monks are actively engaged in social work. A part of their social work is running a school for students from poor families to study.
English is one of the subjects taught in the school, but there aren’t enough teachers to teach and the temples are required to pay the fees of the teachers.
To make a huge difference in the lives of the children, RCDP is offering a community service volunteering program for college students in Thailand to teach in a temple school. No prior teaching experience is required to enroll in this program.
You must be fluent in English to teach the students. Volunteers are expected to be patient, flexible and respectful towards the Buddhist tradition of Thailand.
You will be teaching English to the students of primary and secondary school during the community service program for college students in Thailand. Following the official curriculum of English, you will be teaching local students for only 5 days a week on Monday to Friday.
You can also teach other subjects in your capacity, share your travel stories and organize extra-curricular activities for the students.
As a participant of the college student community volunteering summer program in Mexico you will be serving the community who are striving to give the best care and education to children who are in a need of special attention.
There are several cases where the families cannot support the children adequately due to financial problems.The project is aimed at providing adequate support to the children in need.
Through the community service summer volunteering program for college students in Mexico you will be helping to make a significant difference in the lives of special children dealing with learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, deafness and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.The parents and staff work closely and share a close relationship with each other.
There is no specific criteria to participate in the volunteering for college students in Mexico program, but it would be beneficial if you have worked with special children before. If you can speak Spanish, then it will be convenient to communicate with locals and staff, but it isn’t a requirement.
You can join our Spanish learning program in the morning and volunteer in the afternoon.
During the volunteering program for college students in Mexico you will be assisting local teachers and therapists. You will be working with special students from pre-school to primary level and will be participating in extra-curricular activities.
Your participation will play a significant role in raising funds for the organization.
There are many children who are at risk and abandoned on the streets of Quito, Ecuador. The efforts of government to uplift the lives of the children are not sufficient.
RCDP aims at making a difference in the lives of children by working with local organizations and communities, who offer you a chance to make a difference through community volunteering programs for students in Ecuador during summer.
You do not need any specific requirements to join the program of college students doing community service abroad. Speaking Spanish will make interaction with children and staff easy and effective. Your passion to serve the children and make a difference in their life is important.
As a participant of the community service volunteering program for college students in Ecuador you will be assisting the children in their home work while teaching them English, music, mathematic and computer skills. You will also be teaching them the importance of a healthy lifestyle. You will be expected to be flexible, resourceful and patient while dealing with the students.
Your assistance in cooking and serving children is required. You will be imparting knowledge to the students on personal hygiene and sanitation. Spending quality time with the children will make them feel loved and special.
Cambodians are fighting poverty and many people in the country are dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. The people are seeking ways to make their future better and local communities have united to fight against diseases and hunger.
To make a difference in the lives of people in need, RCDP is working with different projects and offering summer community service programs in Cambodia.
A minimum of 6 weeks commitment is required to join the volunteering program for students in Cambodia. There is no specific requirement to participate in this program, but you will be expected to be patient and flexible. While volunteering in the program you will be serving the community according to your qualification, skills and experience.
Organizing community events, training and workshops, improving local healthcare programs, creating awareness on prevention of diseases, assisting non-government office in the locality and helping in administrative tasks will be part of your college student community service program in Cambodia.
Assisting in community water supply & sanitation, helping in the library, helping the community to create income generating activities, teaching small business development and organizing small development projects might be your responsibility while volunteering.
You will also be helping the local people with farming, gardening, seed varieties and more. Teaching different subjects like English, painting, health, sewing and others in your capacity will be your responsibility during the college community service volunteering program for students abroad in Cambodia.
In the multilingual country of Kenya, Swahili and English are the two official languages. English is widely used in schooling, commerce and government.
Many students from disadvantaged families are deprived of receiving education. Becoming proficient in spoken and written English will give the children a fighting chance. So, participate in the community service travel summer program in Kenya to make a difference in the lives of people.
Your resume along with education and credentials is required to teach English in the program for college students in Kenya during summer. The rule of hiring teachers only with a degree in education or having at least some prior teaching experience with a certificate is strictly followed by schools in Kenya.
You will be teaching English as per the school curriculum during the summer community service volunteering program in Kenya. If you are confident, then you can begin your class right away, or you can assist the local teacher first and take the charge when you gain confidence.
The students of primary classes will be between ages of 5 to 10, while junior secondary students will be between the ages of 11 to 16 years. To help the students learn english, you can hold discussions and debates. Assisting school administration in organizing extra-curricular activities and participating in games and plays will part of your of your responsibility as a volunteer.
Guatemala is a male dominated society, where women face deep-rooted discrimination. Women from poorer and more illiterate backgrounds suffer from physical abuse. The project of summer volunteering community service programs in Guatemala is targeted towards educating and empowering women who are facing discrimination.
The project is only for women volunteers with the knowledge of intermediate Spanish. You will be working both in the central office as well as in the field with women to spread awareness, and teach them skills to become independent. Visiting villages for educational and training activities will be part of your volunteering responsibility during your volunteering program for college students in Guatemala.
If you are 18 or above and have a passion to improve the lives of women, then this project is perfect for you. You do not require any other skill to participate in this project. Volunteers will be expected to be patient, flexible, practical, and self-motivated while working in the program.
Nepal boasts a number of Buddhist monasteries, most of which are opened by Tibetan refugees from China. The monasteries are the home to hundreds of monks. The teaching of Buddha remains limited due to the language barrier.
The monks generally use Tibetan language during their study, so there is a limited chance of learning English. So, RCDP is offering community volunteering programs in Nepal.
After the realization of the power of the universal language, English, Buddhist monks are taught the language to spread the teaching of Buddha. You can become a part of this noble cause by participating in the summer community service volunteering program for students in Nepal.
You do not require any specific skills to teach English to the Buddhist monks. You are encouraged to have conversational English to improve their speech. Volunteers are expected to be flexible, self motivated and respectful towards the monks at all times.
Many children in Peru are bound to live on the street due to various problems including poverty. The children face harsh conditions and exploitation. To survive, these children sell cheap goods and candies, while some of them even get involved in crime for livelihood.
Joining the community service program for college students abroad in Peru will give you an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of these people.
You will be working with the local organizations and schools that aim to provide basic needs, education and extracurricular activities to give new direction to the children. You do not need any specific qualifications to participate in the street children project in Peru. A person with basic knowledge of Spanish will be preferred, but it isn’t a requirement.
Volunteering as a college student abroad in Peru will give you a chance to provide love to the street children. You will also be teaching, counseling and organizing sports, games, plays and other creative things as a part of the program.
Aside from these Summer community service programs for college students ,RCDP also offers other best and most affordable volunteer opportunities abroad, including, wildlife conservation volunteer, winter break volunteer, youth volunteer opportunity. Contact RCDP to learn about other best, inexpensive volunteer opportunities that may be of interest.