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About

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.

CORE PHILOSOPHY

The Village Volunteers community:
  • Believes in the immense potential of all people;.
  • Has respect for the diverse perspectives, creativity and talents of all individuals;
  • Is committed to the principles of market-based, local economics, and entrepreneurship;
  • Recognizes that women need special consideration for education, maternal health care, and a life free of violence.
  • Believes in the power of partnership and collaboration to work towards social justice and gender equality;
  • Is committed to facilitating educational opportunities to all who reach for their potential, and medical care for all who need help;
  • Is dedicated to environmental conservation and biodiversity.

CULTURALLY RELEVANT AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

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.

EMPOWERING LOCAL LEADERS WHO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES

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.

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Village Volunteers (VV) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions for community survival, education, and thoughtful growth.

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