Village Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA. We work in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and thoughtful growth. This blog serves as a place to share knowledge and discuss matters related to our initiatives around sustainable agriculture, gender equality, education, youth action and public health.
Rather than hindering growth by creating a dependency on outside management, the Village Volunteers’ model is based on empowerment: all village projects are executed and managed by locals. Village Volunteers supports local community efforts by providing grant writing assistance, developing income generating social enterprises and mobilizing the resources of volunteers worldwide.
Committed to honoring community autonomy, Village Volunteers works in collaboration with community based organizations to implement sustainable solutions to community challenges. We acknowledge that community members know how to solve their communities’ problems, but do not have access to the necessary resources and support. To that end, Village Volunteers brings together worldwide collaboration in support of inspired community leaders in Africa and Asia who empower local people, rely on indigenous resources, and build upon their existing cultural and economic context.