As a Global Volunteer, you will be providing essential services as identified by United Nations' agencies - the World Food Programme and UNICEF specifically - to address the complex issues preventing children from developing fully.
Since 1984, Global Volunteers has helped partner communities deliver most of these services to local people worldwide. Hunger, Health and IQ are the three top-level categories we use to organize these Essential Services into community projects on which you work.
School and Household Gardens
Health, Nutrition and Hygiene Education
HIV Aids Education
Promoting Girl’s Education
Potable Water and Sanitation Facilities
These services are obviously interrelated - moreover, Hunger and Health directly support IQ. Research clearly demonstrates that when children have sufficient food and proper nutrition, and the opportunity to be free from chronic disease, their IQs are higher than children who do not have those essentials. The greatest probability of success comes from a comprehensive strategy that embraces all of the essential services.
As a Global Volunteer, you have the opportunity to take broad public policy - like the Essential Services - down to eye level, where crops are planted, children are taught and protected, and health care is delivered. Read the Essential Services Prospectus.