Haiti

Please spread the word!

Jan 15 2010

The Haiti Volunteer Network is a volunteer effort. We need your help to spread the word to others -- so that people with skills, services and goods to offer can connect with the right people to make a difference.

Keep in mind that you do not necessarily have to travel to Haiti to volunteer. In fact, unless you are experienced in disaster and crisis response, you may unintentionally do more harm than good by traveling to Haiti right away (http://bit.ly/6M2Rje). However, Haiti will likely need skilled volunteers to help recover from this disaster in the months and years to come. There are also ways to use many of your skills (such as technology and language) from wherever you are.

This is an information exchange service only. Please create a profile to network with others and look for opportunities to help. Please only contact us directly if you have questions about the web site. We are just web developers trying to help out and are not an actual agency providing relief services or coordinating volunteers.

C.P.R. Haiti - A Sacred Heart Space Temple Charity

C.P.R. Haiti is a faith-based charity group in Alburquerque,NM, Grass Valley,CA and Cabaret,Haiti working for the last 14 years to resuscitate the community and the land in its transformation into a more sustainable nation.Immediately after the earthquake in January 2010, we held a fundraiser in New Mexico and filled a schoolbus with food and medical supplies and delivered it to Cabaret by February 2010, distributing boxes of food as well as monetary donations directly to the people, in our Families4Families program.

Volunteer in family-style orphanage

Haiti Circle of Friends (HaitiCoF) (www.haiticircleoffriends.org) is a grassroot organization based in Fermathe, Haiti; about 20 minutes in the mountains above Petion-ville. The mission of HaitiCoF is to bring children, families and communities together around the needs, development, education and rights of neglected orphans in Haiti. There are to transforming orphanages into small family homes. HaitiCoF asked VFP to help them organize volunteers to help with minor house repairs and painting the interior spend meaningful educational and athletic activity time with the children (6).

Location

Project locationFermathe
Haiti
Organization: 
Skill Needed: 
Motivation to work with children and assist with household repairs

Haitian Creole and Cultural Immersion Program

Kiskeya Guest House is pleased to announce a 2 week intensive Haitian creole and cultural immersion program in Petite-Riviere, Leogane (Haiti) on January 15-January 28, 2012. The program is geared towards health care workers, volunteers and relief workers seeking cultural competency and/or to assist in the post-earthquake reconstruction of Haiti . Participants will gain a greater understanding of the Haitian culture and learn the basics of the Haitian creole language through a combination of workshops and one to one pairing with native speakers.

Location

Leogane
Haiti
Area of Expertise: 
Language
Skill Needed: 
Medical personnel and volunteers seeking cultural competency and Haitian creole language instructions

All Hands Volunteers

All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that provides hands-on assistance to survivors of natural disasters around the world, with maximum impact and minimum bureaucracy.

By supporting volunteers with housing, meals, tools, and organized work at no charge we are able to provide free and effective response services to communities in need. Our programs are directed by the needs of each community in which we work, ensuring a timely, relevant, and culturally sensitive response.

Lab Technician Needed August 9-16th, 2011

Looking for lab technician ready to travel from Charlotte, August 9th.

Location

Camp Louise, HaitiCharlotte, NC
United States
Area of Expertise: 
Medical
Skill Needed: 
Lab Technician, phlebotomy
Goods Needed: 
hands

Business Professionals Needed to Mentor Haitian Entrepreneurs - Can be done from anywhere!

MicroMentor just launched a new program in Haiti and we are actively looking for volunteers interested in supporting job creation and improving livelihoods as Haiti rebuilds. By volunteering a few hours of your time each month to mentor an entrepreneur over Skype, email or phone, you can have a direct, positive impact on Haiti's economic recovery.

Location

A Volunteer Opportunity You Can Do From AnywhereHaiti
Haiti
Organization: 
Area of Expertise: 
Business Development
Skill Needed: 
Whatever your skills, there is likely an entrepreneur who could benefit from your professional experience. Commonly requested areas of expertise include business planning, marketing strategy, increasing sales, time management, analyzing cash flows, managing finances, and website development. We ask that the mentors in the Haiti program have either 3 years of business ownership experience, 5 years of management experience, or several years of professional experience in a specialized skill set related to business and one of the following: - Fluency in French or Haitian Creole, - Experience doing business in Haiti (or similarly challenging contexts), - OR significant experience relevant to sectors of growth in Haiti (such as import/export businesses, value-added agriculture, energy or textiles/artisan goods)

MicroMentor

MicroMentor is an online service that connects small business owners with business mentors. MicroMentor puts your skills and experience to work, and gives you the opportunity to engage in a meaningful one-on-one relationship with an entrepreneur.

MicroMentor is an initiative of Mercy Corps, an international non-profit organization, that provides communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives.

Twitter: 
@MicroMentorOrg

Looking to give 2 months of my summer

Location

Seattle,, WA
United States
Area of Expertise: 
Building/Construction
Skill Offered: 
General volunteer, some construction experience

I am willing to help in any way that is needed. I could do general labor, teach english, help in a medical clinic (though not a medical professional). I available for June and July.

HaitiCorps International

Haiticorps was founded in the days following the major earthquake of January 12, 2010 that destroyed a good part of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and surrounding towns. From this devastation grew an urgency from children, grandchildren, and allies of Ayiti Toma (the Kreyòl name for Haiti) to work to restore Haiti and her proud people to their fullest potential. Haiticorps was founded to help with this tremendous undertaking through collaboration and building human capital.

Twitter: 
@HaitiCorps_Intl