Volunteer for Winrock

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Advancing Global Development People-to-People

Winrock volunteers work with farmers, businesses, organizations and governments worldwide on short-term assignments, sharing their experience and expertise and improving lives. Volunteer programs address emerging challenges and support existing programs through specialized services. Since 1991, Winrock volunteers have traveled to 55 countries and completed more than 5,100 assignments. Volunteers support Winrock programs in the areas of agricultural development, economic growth, natural resource management, renewable energy, democracy and governance, enterprise development, and empowerment of women and youth.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers donate their time, and work independently or as part of a team of experts. Most volunteers travel abroad for an assignment that lasts two to four weeks. Program funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other partners, pays for travel expenses.

Volunteer Spotlight

Three men on a farm in Nepal.Dr. Kirk Astroth is the assistant dean and director of Arizona 4-H Development at the University of Arizona. He was honored in April 2015 with Winrock’s Volunteer Spirit Award for his dedication and contribution to youth development — particularly in Nepal, where he completed a Farmer-to-Farmer assignment with Winrock in the fall of 2014. Astroth shares his thoughts about his experiences as a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer and why youth development is so important.
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