Charities, NGOs & Voluntary Work

Find English language international non-profit organizations and volunteer networks in Seoul and across Korea. Ministries, volunteer and mentoring programs, English-teaching assistance, charity promotion. Help battered women, homeless shelters, North Korean refugees, refugees, women and children affected by AIDs, American troops, disabled residents. 

ai corea
ai corea is a non-profit public corporation and was established in 1981. The purpose of ai corea is to help under-privileged children by improving their educational environment and assisting them to develop into respectable adult citizens of Korea. 
Peace Network
Peace Network is looking for experienced volunteers to help report on Korean NGO perspectives of the Korean Peninsula. 121-823, Peace Network, 5F, 55, World Cup-ro 25-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
Global Civic Sharing
Global Civic Sharing, established in 1988 with headquarters based in Korea, helps individuals and communities that have the power to make a change. International NGO helps overseas communities with development. 
Database Centre for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB)
Database Centre for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) works hard to improve human rights in North Korea. 3rd Floor Samho-building, 30 Naeja-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Good People
Good People is an international relief and development NGO, which was founded in July 1999 to educate the world of their neighbors that are exposed to life-threatening dangers due to poverty, diseases, disasters, etc., to provide organized and professiona...
Heart to Heart Welfare Foundation
Heart to Heart Foundation is a non profit organization that helps people who are ill, in poverty, and disabled both locally and internationally. 23 Songi-ro Songpa-gu Seoul, Korea
JTS International
JTS International focuses on starvation, disease and illiteracy with their main headquartered based in Seoul, Korea. Our areas of expertise include disaster response and relief/development programs. Seocho-gu, Seocho3-dong, Seoul
Korea Food for the Hungry International (KFHI)
KFHI was founded in 1971 as a Christian NGO to raise awareness of poverty and hunger around the world. Our areas of expertise include education programs, public health/medical programs and agricultural development. 
Korea International Volunteer Organization (KVO)
Korea International Volunteer Organization (KVO) is a non profit organization which supports those who are in need regardless of their nationality and race. 32 Weonseo-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul.
Pacific Asia Society (PAS)
Pacific Asia Society (PAS) aims to promote mutual communication and cooperation by linking Pacific Asia. Songpa-gu Ogeum-ro 36 gil
Well International
Well International is a non-profit organization which provides free medical and dental services for needy citizens in Korea and other countries. 63-8, Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu
World Vision Korea
World Vision Korea is a non-profit, Christian, relief, development, and advocacy organization whose primary purpose is to help children in need. 24-2 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul.
ChildFund Korea
ChildFund Korea is delivering services to children, families and their communities by making children’s voices heard and by addressing fundamental issues of poverty.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Korea was initiated in 1992. We build houses for people below the poverty line. 2-5F Songjook Building, 195-7, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04598, Korea 
Good Friends
Good Friends is an international non-profit organization that is committed to active implementation of peace and human rights, including the well being of refugees and displaced persons in Asia and beyond. We aim to archive this t...
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) South-Korea
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) South-Korea is a German non-profit association which aims to contribute to peace and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia. 1101 Samhwan building, 98-5 Unni-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul.
Global Common Society (GCS) International
Global Common Society International is a global movement which is focused on five major activities: a movement for actualizing a healthy society, improving standards of living, protecting nature and the environment, restoring human dignity, and promo...
The Beautiful Foundation
The Beautiful Foundation is a non profit organization and their philosophy is to raise awareness of philanthropy and spread the culture of sharing. 16-3 Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation works with Korean partners to meet the challenges and responsibilities arising from Korea's emergence as an important economic and diplomatic player in the Asia-pacific region, even as the country faces the unfinished business of natio...
Amnesty International Korea
Amnesty International Korea was founded in 1972. Campaigning for human rights with a focus on poverty and equality, with over 15,000 members. 
MIZY
The MIZY Centre is a venue for a variety of cultural education programs and international exchange programs for the youth. Volunteers are welcome. 2nd Floor Youth Hostel, San 4-5 Yejang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Animal Rescue Korea
ARK website provides adoption listings, animal shelter listings and resources for vet clinics throughout South Korea. In need of shelter volunteers. Please contact the individual shelters. 
My Dog & Samsung
My Dog & Samsung is a guide dog school and detector dog centre run by Samsung company. Volunteers are needed for home-boarding and puppy walking. 310 Jeondae-ri, Pogok-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do.
PSCORE Human Rights
PSCORE Human Rights is a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between South Korea and North Korea. One to one English tutoring is offered to North Korean students residing in South Korea. BF1 #3, 452, Yangcheon-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
Rainbow Youth Centre
Rainbow Youth Centre is an early integration program for multicultural youth and North Korean refugee youth. It aims to help them integrate successfully into society. Volunteers are needed.
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) offers aiding programs for developing countries in the areas of education, health, agriculture, industry/energy and environment.
Mannam Volunteer Association
Mannam Volunteer Association is an international volunteer organization. Mannam hosts monthly events in addition to the weekly cultural classes and clubs. They also offer Korean cooking classes. The schedule is posted on the meetup website.
KAPES (Korea Animal Protection and Education Society)
KAPES is a non-profit organization which protects animals in Korea and provides them with new homes. Run by volunteers and funded by donations. 
Pearl S.Buck Foundation
Pearl S.Buck Foundation is an international volunteer group that helps multi-cultural families in Korea. 3rd Floor Yesung building, 340-2 Songnae-dong, Sosa-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do. 
International Exchange and Cultural Promotion Institute
The International Exchange and Cultural Promotion Institute offers special volunteer opportunities for foreigners who wish to work at cultural sites in Seoul as an interpreter. Jongro-gu Bokchon-ro 137-13
ICI-Volunteers
ICI-Volunteers are a group of volunteers from all around the world who both learn about Korea and experience Korea as well. 
Korea SOS Children's Village
Korea SOS Children's Village is an international non-profit organization that helps children who cannot live with their parents and who are unable to help themselves.(Website in Korean only)
Korean Red Cross
Korean Red Cross assists people in emergencies and keeps communities safe every day. They offer blood donation services, emergency/general relief programs, and health/safety education. Sopa-ro 145, Jung-gu, Seoul.
World Friends Korea
World Friends Korea is an international volunteer program supported by the Korean government. Volunteering opportunities in mostly developed nations include education, health, rural development and information and communication technology.
LNK Ministries
LNK Ministries is a non-profit organization based in Seoul helping the citizens of North Korea by drilling wells and bringing rice to remote villages. 4th Floor, Obyungea Church, 1796 Joongsan-dong, Ilsan-dong gu, Gyeonggi-do.
HOPE
HOPE was created to provide educational services in fun, safe, and accessible places for underprivileged children to learn English free of charge. Volunteer locations throughout South Korea. 
Lifesaving Society Korea
Lifesaving Society Korea is an association organized to promote drowning prevention in South Korea. They offer first aid education, lifeguard training and survival swimming programs. CPR classes are also offered in English.
Community Chest of Korea
Community Chest of Korea is a national network of 16 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive change in the community and people's lives. 6th Floor Fruit of Love building, 1-17 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul.
Vision Care Service
Vision Care Service was founded in 2002 by the Korean ophthalmologist Kim Dong Hae to help people with visual disabilities. VCS has treated over 8,000 patients and conducted over 1,000 cases of free cataract surgery through FEC (Free Eye Camp). Located in...
Kids Future
Kids Future has a mission to provide diverse educational opportunities for children and youth in the world to assist them in preparing themselves and their communities for a better future. Sambo B/D 5F, 272, Sadang-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul
World Share
World Share is a non-profit organization who keeps in contact with project leaders and other organizations that help children of 3rd world countries. SC Medical Center, 804 Oru-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul.
Ae Ran Won
Ae Ran Won is a non-profit organization that supports Korean women who are unmarried and pregnant and in need of help. 
Multi Giver
Multi Giver is the leading suicide prevention program that educates and empowers communities in a sustainable and ethical way.
Jerusalem Ministry
Jerusalem Ministry is a Christian non profit organization that seeks to be God's hands and feet to orphaned and abandoned children. Myeongjin Children's Home 10-1 Gucheonmyeonlo 68 Nagil Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Korea 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Seoul Policy C...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Seoul Policy Centre shares knowledge based on the development experience of the Republic of Korea with other countries and builds bridges between Korea and development partners to help empower lives and bu...
Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation
Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation (KCOC) is an association of overseas development organizations with 88 members. 4F, TAF B/D, 54, Daeheung-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea 
Copion
COPION, Inc., is an Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization under the auspice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea, which aims at contributing to the establishment of global civil society by dispatching Korean youth and senior volunt...
USO Korea
The USO is a non-profit, private organization, with a mission to lift the spirits of Americas troops and their families. The USO has been serving Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and their families in Korea since 1951!
Cham E&C (Education & Culture)
Cham E&C (Education & Culture) is a social enterprise designated by the Korea Cultural Heritage Administration. We have a vision of world peace, happiness, and harmony through enhancing the cultural understanding between all nations. 
Meteor Youth Voluntary Club
Meteor Youth Voluntary Club is a student organization managed by students. The club provides free English lessons to children and free Seoul guided tour for foreigners.
Seoul City Volunteer Center
Seoul Volunteer Center, funded by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, promotes volunteer activities. It is the representative volunteer organization of Seoul, and acts as a hub in which it is dedicated to creating a “Happy Seoul”. #302 Namsan Bldg.,Sopa-ro...
Korea Animal Protection Society (KAPS)
Korea Animal Protection Society is a shelter for dogs and cats. Pet adoptions and pet fostering programs for foreigners are available. Located in Daegu.
The Babybox Korea
The Babybox is a facility made to prevent the death of babies who are abandoned in dangerous surroundings, possibly due to the fact that their mothers were single and incapable of raising them or if they were born with disabilities.  The ad...
World Culture Open
World Culture Open is a global network of cultural creatives and leaders dedicated to facilitating open platforms that invite people to engage, enjoy, embrace, and be enriched together through intercultural exchange and multilateral collaboration,in pursu...
Giving Back Korea
Giving Back Korea is a volunteer group of teachers in Seoul who provide free English lessons and events for less privileged children from the Mapo-gu (district) of Seoul. Our lessons are every Wednesday from 730-830 pm near Mapo-gu office subway stat...
Samdong International
Samdong International is a Korean based NGO focused on educational, agricultural, and vocational support of communities across South East Asia.
Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA)
Korea Animal Rights Advocates is an organization that campaigns against mistreated and despairing animals in laboratories and on farms. The English website for KARA hopes to spread Korean animal rights and welfare information to an international audience.
House of Hope
House of Hope provides comprehensive care for women and their children in Korea who have been affected by sex trafficking or exploitation along with other abuse.
Sanctuary Restored
Sanctuary Restored is a branch of Women's Hope Center Korea which aims to become a social enterprise for survivors of sexual exploitation and those at high-risk.
Teen Challenge Korea
Teen Challenge Korea is a ministry focused on reaching out to those in need, raising them up through the power of God, and sending them out again so they can continue the cycle of hope and restoration. Ilsan La Festa, Building B, 2nd floor, 212 Jangh...
Oak Tree Project
Oak Tree Project is a scholarship fund and mentoring program for Korean orphans who get into college. Korean orphans are on their own after they graduate from high school and are in great need of financial and emotional support. This program enables....
My Sister's Place Durebang
Durebang is an organization that assists Korean and migrant women, especially E-6-2 visa holders, who live and work near US military bases in South Korea. 
Angel House
Angel House holds about 50 disabled residents. Volunteers meet on Saturdays to help with cleaning the facility, cooking, doing laundry, as well as taking care of the residents of Angel House. 
Mustard Seed Seoul
Mustard Seed Seoul volunteers help underprivileged kids learn English. These kids may be from lower income families and single parent families. 
The Refuge pNan
The Refuge pNan is a Christian NGO which protects and assists North Korean and international refugees seeking asylum in Korea and abroad. A pNan (避難處) in Korean means a refuge for refugees. 
Mulmangcho School
Mulmangcho was created in 2012 to help North Korean defectors adjust to their new life in the South.
House of Sharing
The House of Sharing is the home for the living comfort women who were forced into becoming sex-slaves during World War II. 65 Wondang-ri, Toechon-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
Teach North Korean Refugeers(TNKR)
TNKR provides North Korean defectors with language and job skills training. Volunteers can be tutors to defectors and/or help the NGO with event planning, development, and behind-the-scenes aspects of running the program. 
WWF Korea
WWF Korea is a non-profit organization whose aim is to help in conservation of animal species and animal habitats. Seoul, Jongro-gu Jongro 38 Seoul Global Center #1303.(Website in Korean only)

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