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Be The Change in the World. Be a Global Volunteer.

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Cuba

Serve in the rural towns of Ciego de Avila and Sancti Spiritus

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Cook Islands

Contribute to community projects across the island

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Costa Rica

Assist students with school labor projects in Monteverde

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Poland

Teach conversational English in Siedlce and Zakopane

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Ecuador

Care for and teach pre-school children in Quito

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Greece

Teach conversational English in the seaside town of Maleviziou

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Italy

Teach conversational English to students in Monopoli

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Mexico

Teach conversational English to university students in Queretaro

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Peru

Serve impoverished children and families in and around Lima

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Vietnam

Teach conversational English to youth and adults in Hanoi

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China

Teach conversational English in Xi’an and Kunming

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India

Care for and teach impoverished children in Chennai

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Romania

Care for children and teach English to students in Barlad

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Portugal

Teach conversational English to students in Beja

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Tanzania

Help villagers with community development projects in Iringa

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United States

Work on community projects on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana

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St Lucia

Work on a ground-breaking demonstration project in Anse la Raye

Volunteer Abroad

Volunteer abroad as a family, group, individual or couple.  Your unique skills, guided by our respected philosophy of service, are valuable resources on life-giving community projects. This is service. Seriously.  Reach out. Lend a hand in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America or the South Pacific. We prepare you to serve.  Our community partners welcome you as family. You experience daily life as local people live it. And, you return home with deep, informed insights on your place in the world.

Over three decades, more than 32,000 Global Volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life have served in 34 countries on six continents. The positive impact is enormous. Children are fed, clothed and cared for, health is improved, schools are built, cognition is enhanced, clean water is provided, dormitories are enlarged, teachers are supported, English, math and science are taught, household gardens are planted, libraries are equipped, pregnant women and mothers are counseled, homes are restored, students are sponsored, and so much more. Help provide  essential services enabling children to thrive. You can indeed make a significant difference when you volunteer abroad.

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Volunteers

1,456,635

Volunteer Hours

202

Host Communities

Create, nurture and sustain the well-being of the world’s children and their families on community-led development projects. With Global Volunteers, you work alongside local people under the direction of community leaders on projects requested and maintained by our partners.  Serve in homes, classrooms, clinics, community centers, hospitals, orphanages, childcare centers, libraries, government offices, farm fields and wherever service and learning occurs. Exceed your expectations.  Volunteer abroad for one, two or three weeks, and help others reach their highest potential.

Be the change.

“Granddaddy of the volunteer vacation movement.”

“A model that has been replicated worldwide.”

“Global Volunteers has what are regarded as the best programs in the field.”

“Bud and Michele established Global Volunteers to provide people with an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children around the globe.”

“The work they accomplish meets needs in little-known areas that might not be on the radar of large-scale efforts.”

“Global Volunteers is at the leading edge of the surge in popularity of volunteer vacations.”

“Travel with a conscience and help people on a Global Volunteers journey.”

“In 1979 Michele Gran and Bud Philbrook helped people in a poor mountain village in Guatemala. That lead to Global Volunteers — spiritually fulfilling, intellectually stimulating and incidentally tax-deductible volunteer vacations.”

Global Volunteers is one of the oldest nonsectarian organizations to offer short-term “volunteer vacations.”

“Though the volunteers may be vacationers, the aid they bring is real.”

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