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The Caribbean country of Haiti is still reeling from the devastating earthquake that struck in January 2010. If you're interested in helping the country get back on its feet, volunteering jobs in Haiti are a great way of doing so.

There are a few requirements that must be met for volunteering jobs in Haiti with international relief organisations. The most common requirements include:

  • Must be 21 years old
  • Fluency in English - French is a major bonus
  • Must be in a reasonable physical condition - it may be necessary to pass a medical
  • Must be able to obtain a tourist visa for Haiti
  • A Levels are required by some organisations

The areas where Haiti needs assistance are immense. Volunteers in Haiti can work in numerous sectors. Some of the areas where you might like to volunteer in Haiti include:

  • Working with children
  • Community development projects
  • Counselling
  • Health care
  • Housing reconstruction
  • Food distribution
  • Sanitation repair
  • Teaching and education

The list of benefits gained from taking up volunteering jobs in Haiti is extensive. Volunteers receive free training from the organisation they're working with, develop new skills, make life-long friends and a period of volunteering work is an outstanding addition to anyone's CV.

There are numerous aid organisations operating in Haiti. Some of the organisations who you can apply for volunteering jobs in Haiti with are:

  • Global Volunteer Network - offers 1 week to 6 month placements
  • Volunteers For Peace - offers 1 week to 4 week placements
  • Reach - offers 1 week and 2 week placements to students

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