One of the most rewarding and empowering feelings is to actively support a cause we feel passionate about. There are many ways to do this, you can always donate money for example, but if you don’t have the finances to do so, you can instead donate your time. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity in Jordan (mostly based out of Amman), below you can find a list, organized by category, of non-profit organizations looking for a little extra manpower to run their cause.
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Squash Dreamers is dedicated to training Syrian refugee girls in Jordan to become competitive squash players. We also provide English language education.
RC is a non-profit based in Amman, Jordan which offers sports programs to Arab girls and women from at-risk refugee communities.
Right to Play
Right To Play Jordan was established in 2006, targeting children and youth in the most vulnerable areas of Jordan. Its aim was to enhance the equality of education within the Jordanian formal education frameworks. In addition to using sports for comprehensive child and youth development including psychosocial support, life skills, and community cohesion.
7Hills Skatepark is a community built skatepark in Jabal al Weibdeh where volunteers organize classes for refugees and Jordanians to give them a safe environment for sport & development.
Collateral Repair Project
Collateral Repair Project (CRP) is a grassroots refugee aid organization located in East Amman, a neighborhood home to a growing number of urban refugees from Syria and Iraq. Our bifold programming focuses on providing emergency assistance and community building workshops. Monthly food vouchers, medical support, fuel, and clothing are among the many services covered by our emergency assistance program. Likewise, our community center in Hashemi Shamali is home to several support groups for teens and adults, as well as English classes, a women’s craft co-op, yoga classes, and more.
Volunteer application: collateralrepairproject.org/intern-or-volunteer-with-us/
Greening the Camps
Greening The Camps is a non-profit organization that designs, develops, builds and maintains rooftop gardens in Palestinian refugee camps. The project is driven by our passion for environment and earth care, our understanding of urban design and its toolsets. Sharing and gathering knowledge, as well as creating a truly sustainable livelihood are closely linked with our devotion to enrich impoverished urban and camp areas. The multi-layered process is, on every level, guided by the ideas and desires of the local community with whom we work. Through reconnecting displaced communities with food production from urban agricultural practices, we try to create opportunities for local empowerment and economic development.
Volunteer application: greeningthecamps.com/volunteering/
Paper Airplanes is a nonprofit using Skype to provide free, one-on-one language and skills instruction to people affected by conflict so they can pursue education, secure employment, and ultimately, rebuild their lives.
Volunteer application: paper-airplanes.org/get-involved
I Learn is a non-profit initiative that employs a community-based approach to empower youth and children in disenfranchised communities. Through informal education, youth volunteerism, and global partnerships we seek to establish safe spaces that encourage innovation, intellectual growth, and critical thinking.
Petra Mountains Training Academy
Petra Mountains provides training programs in all different aspects, fields, and levels. Mainly in the field of languages, teachers training, students’ support, children care and speech correction, learning difficulties, ICT skills, engineering, accounting and financing, design.
Volunteer opportunities: www.petramounts.com
LOYAC is a nonprofit organization working towards the overall development of the youth. We design and develop many programs to facilitate the professional development and personal growth of the youth, ages 6 to 30.
Rebooting the lives of refugees and Jordanians through immersive computer programming training.
Al Rahmeh Association for Animals in Jordan
Al Rahmeh is dedicated to improving the lives of animals through rescue projects, adoption, fostering and education.
The Humane Center for Animal Welfare
The Humane Center for Animal Welfare HCAW was established on September 20, 2000 as a Non for Profit Organization (NPO) to promote the welfare of animals in Jordan.
Malath Canaan Rescue Jordan
Canaan Rescue Jordan-Malath is a non-profit organization registered in Jordan-NGO# 398. We are a foster-based network of volunteers in Jordan and the United States. We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home the local dogs.
Appeal to Support Jordan’s Pets and Animals*
A group on Facebook where you can find ways to help animals in need in Amman.
*Not a registered non-profit, but a good hub to find out more about helping animals in Jordan.
Operation Smile’s mission is to mobilize a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe. They accomplish this by organizing medical missions to provide free of charge surgeries to children from Jordan and neighboring countries.
ONE LOVE program is focused on helping key groups of orphans and children in need.
ONE LOVE team is first of all friends of the orphans, we bring them hope and comfort, give them a home with love and a future with promises. The orphans need love first and with love, it makes all the difference!
The Dana Cooperative is a local community cooperative in Dana village, Tafileh. There are about 100 Bedouin families in the Cooperative. It was established after the Dana Nature Reserve was created in part of its customary land. The Cooperative works to protect the local culture and heritage and empower the local community, especially women and youth. There are volunteering opportunities for Jordanians and international volunteers too.
STEPS is a local not-for-profit charitable organization which offers practical aid in many sectors of Jordanian society. STEPS makes a difference by initiating, supporting and implementing projects that benefit children, youth, families, and society at large. STEPS is dedicated to community service by providing Support, Training, Education, Purpose, and Service, to help achieve a dignified quality of life for everyone. In teamwork with like-minded dedicated professionals, donors, and service-oriented organizations, STEPS is bringing hope and change to many.
URI MENA is dedicated to promote enduring and daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence, and to create cultures of peace.
Junior Chamber International (JCI)
JCI (Junior Chamber International) is a worldwide community of young active citizens who are changing the world, one community at a time.
Partners-Jordan is a Jordanian not for profit organization, committed to advance civil society, promoting mediation, conflict management and culture of change, and encouraging citizen participation in Jordan’s social and political development.