Volunteer in Poland

Be the Change. Be a Global Volunteer in Poland.

Your service helps ensure enduring positive change in the world.

Our long-standing volunteer program in Poland enables you to support democracy, promote freedom, work with Polish and Ukrainian youth, and directly care for families and children in need. Since 1990, when Global Volunteers was first invited by Polish leaders to provide conversational English instruction to students in rural communities, we’ve engaged more than 3,000 volunteers.  We continue to need volunteers to teach conversational English to Polish and Ukrainian youth. You will enjoy and be enriched by our Poland and Ukrainian staff who lead our service programs, outstanding program management, Poland’s irresistible and colorful culture, exceptional cuisine, safe and historically significant lodging, unmatched landscapes, and best yet – among the most meaningful volunteer projects!

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Volunteer in the heart of Eastern Europe.

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“My perspective is from someone who sees the volunteers’ impact on Polish students. These young people are the leaders; the future of our country.  They are the second or third generation of people who learned English from Global Volunteers. Year after year, volunteers have transformed this community.”

“Global Volunteers are people whose support, kindness and commitment to volunteer work proved to be priceless in improving the quality of English language teaching. Classes taught by native speakers not only increase the students’ motivation to learn English, but also greatly enhance their ability to efficiently communicate in this language.”

“This gift of getting to know a foreign culture and acquire knowledge and skills in English through direct contact with volunteers is truly priceless. Their presence makes it possible for us to get to know the world better, to understand that when a person knows English, he or she is able to fulfill their dreams and there are no barriers that prevent their implementation.”

“Classes with Global Volunteers offer a unique opportunity for our students to improve their English language skills. In addition, meeting people from English-speaking countries helps the children develop the attitude full of openness and curiosity about the world.”

“The Polish staff invited us to dance their national dance, the Polonaise, on the last evening of the summer language camp. It sent chills up my spine, and put a lump in my throat.”

“This experience demonstrated that I, and people like me, can make a positive difference in young people’s lives.”

“Our adventure with Global Volunteers in Poland was the highlight of our year.  This program is an outstanding example of reaching hands across borders and introducing foreign students to the American culture.”  

Volunteer Voices: Read and Listen to What Volunteers Say About Service in Poland