Be The Change. Be a Global Volunteer Abroad.
One-to-three-week opportunities to create, nurture and sustain the well-being of the world’s children and their families. You’re welcomed into homes, classrooms, clinics, community centers, hospitals, orphanages, childcare centers, libraries, government offices, farm fields and more on exceptional international service-learning programs providing essential services of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Safe, meaningful development projects. Highest-rated accommodations and logistics. True, lasting impact.
“Volunteering abroad holds magic on so many fronts. It’s the springboard for my global explorations. I can’t imagine one without the other anymore.”
-Seija Webb, 8-time Global Volunteer
Exceed your expectations and make a world of difference here:
Teach conversational English to enthusiastic learners in the fascinating cities of Xi’an and Kunming
Tutor English & Math in the spectacular tropical island of Rarotonga
Help K-6 grade students with literacy, basic math and science. Organize or paint a classroom. Repair a playground or assist with a school garden. Assist parents and teachers who are trying to ensure their children can reach their potential.
Build bridges of friendship through conversational English classes and other support of the Cuban people in Ciego de Ávila or Havana.
Nurture and educate young children on the margins of Quito in the Andes Mountains
Teach conversational English to students of all ages in a seaside town on the island of Crete
Help Lakota people improve their quality of life on the plains near the nation’s prominent tourist destinations.
Teach conversational English to eager youth in a picturesque coastal community
Teach conversational English, engage in light labor and care for children in Kathmandu.
Serve impoverished children and families, and teach English to adult students in the bustling city of Lima
Teach conversational English and immerse yourself in the Polish culture of Siedlce and the mountains of Zakopane.
Teach conversational English to elementary, high school, and university students in historic Beja
Lend a helping hand to impoverished families who struggle to earn a living, educate their children and contribute to a spiritually rich community.
Help women and children reach their full potential in an impoverished seaside village
Support a community’s quest for development through nutrition, health and education projects
Work on community projects alongside members of the Blackfeet Nation outside Glacier National Park
Serve youth and elders through community empowerment projects in the verdant “hollers” of Appalacia
Wage peace through service with conversational English classes for students and professionals in historic Hanoi
Support Puerto Rican Children
China* | Cook Islands * | Cuba | Ecuador | Greece (Crete) | Italy (Sicily) | Nepal | Peru | Poland | Portugal | St. Lucia | Tanzania | Vietnam | USA: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (PR); Blackfeet Reservation (MT); Española (NM)*; Rosebud Reservation (SD); San Juan (TX)
*Service Programs currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions
“Granddaddy of the volunteer vacation movement.”
“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 one of the oldest nonsectarian organizations to offer short-term volunteer vacations.”
“A model that has been replicated worldwide.”
“Global Volunteers has what are regarded as the best programs in the field.”
“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.”
“Though the volunteers may be vacationers, the aid they bring is real.”
10 Best Volunteer Abroad Organizations: “A pioneer of volunteer vacations organizations, Global Volunteers was founded in 1984 – that is, long before it was a trend.”
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