If you want to offer your time and talents in another country, there are many programs available.
The Peace Corps is one of the most established programs, with volunteers in every major region of the world. The Peace Corps is a two-year committment for Americans only and volunteers have education, business, agriculture and environment assignments.
United Nations Volunteers places about 3,000 volunteers in 133 developing countries. Volunteers from any country are eligible and can be assigned to their own country or another.