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5 Popular Places for Boomers to Volunteer

5 Popular Places for Boomers to Volunteer

Comprising about 30 percent of our volunteers, the “Baby Boom” generation has been foundational to Global Volunteers’ growth over the past three decades. In 1984, forward-thinking Boomers helped Global Volunteers pioneer development partnerships worldwide. Here are some of our most popular volunteer locations for Boomers:

Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Santiago de Querétaro is a charming town close to Mexico City. Learn about the vibrant culture, strong family traditions, and students’ determination to contribute to their nation’s welfare. This is an opportunity to truly boost Mexican students’ career opportunities!

Boomers Volunteer in Mexico

Monopoli, Italy

Monopoli is a beautiful coastal city that isn’t seen by many American tourists. The lodging is the charming Hotel Vecchio Mulino, an inspired, modern restoration of a former factory building. In Monopoli, you have the chance to teach English to middle school and high school students who are eager to learn.

Boomers Volunteer in Italy

Beja, Portugal

Lodging in Beja is in a popular boutique hotel that is within walking distance to excellent shopping and restaurants. There is also 24-hour security provided. Global Volunteers’ partnership with the municipal government of Beja enables you to help students prepare for new economic opportunities by teaching conversational English.

Boomers Volunteer in Portugal

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi’s lodging is safe and secure, located in an airy and quiet oasis in Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter. You have the option to teach conversational English to students and adults of varying ages and abilities. There is even an opportunity to work with researchers at the Vietnam Institute for Development Strategies. As a native English speaker, you can significantly improve their ability to share knowledge with other world leaders.

Boomers Volunteer in Vietnam


The options are endless in Cuba… Teach conversational English, work in community gardens, assist local women at a cooperative sewing circle, plus more! In Havana, the lodging is in a Casa Particular (similar to a bed and breakfast), which is as close to a home-stay as the Cuban government allows. In the rural Cuba programs, the lodging is in tourist-class hotels.

Boomers Volunteer in Cuba


Ready to get started?…

Request more information now via our Contact Us page, or read about the experiences of other volunteer Baby Boomers on our Boomer Volunteers Blog page.

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