Now is the time to finalize your spring “alternative vacation.” Instead of beach hopping, visiting the predictable theme park, or binge-watching Netflix, imagine a life-changing break contributing to meaningful projects, developing unique friendships with people from another culture, and experiencing life in a new community. (Sounds great, right?!) Continue reading to learn about popular alternative spring break/vacation opportunities scheduled for students, families and volunteers of all ages.
This is our newest partnership! Help us establish a strong and lasting relationship with our Peruvian partners on this blooming service program. Nurture impoverished children in a residential center, teach English skills, help repair living and learning spaces, or if you’re a healthcare professional, provide assistance to medical staff. Your contributions will change lives in many ways. Lodging: Hotel Program start dates: March 9, 30, April 27, May 25.
This is the most comprehensive development opportunity available to short-term volunteers. Join us on the ground floor of life-changing service! In the highlands of the Iringa District, a cluster of villages support a ground-breaking program. The Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Project delivers essential services to children, new moms and pregnant women – with the goal of eliminating childhood stunting. Teach workshops, care for babies, assist with home visits, construct handwashing stations, teach English and so much more. Lodging: Guest House Program start dates on March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 13; May 11, 18, 25
Want to give your vacation over-the-top meaning? Offer comfort and care to disabled and abandoned children in Romania. You may never again feel so loved and appreciated! Hugs mean love in any language – no special skills necessary. Help the experienced nursing staff in a children’s hospital ward attend to babies’ and toddlers’ daily needs through play, exercise, feeding and your own style of kindness and support. Or, help middle school students learn English in lively classrooms. Lodging: Hotel Program start dates: March 9, April 6, May 18
Our community partners in Hanoi welcome you and your family into their universities, secondary schools, offices and training centers to teach conversational English skills. Your daily assignments focus on improving students’ pronunciation, listening and speaking skills, as well as organizing games and other activities within the classroom. Working with youth and adults, you learn first-hand about life in this bustling, scenic city and have time to explore urban attractions such as museums, parks and cultural centers. Lodging: Hotel Program dates starting March 2 and April 6
Deep in the hollers of West Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains are small coal towns, home to economically impoverished, but spiritually rich families. Every helping hand is welcome relief here. The service project vary by season – you might help rehabilitate dilapidated and energy inefficient homes; paint classrooms and community buildings; assist young students with homework; or work at a community garden. Most important, you bring companionship, encouragement and living skills to challenged and at-risk youth in one of the most economically devastated rural regions of the USA. Lodging: Community Center Program dates start March 16 and April 27.
Stop dreaming. Start going.
Discover another culture – and witness your companions in a new scene – on an unforgettable alternative spring break this year. Pack your enthusiasm and volunteer spirit, and we’ll lead you to the service program of a lifetime. What’s more, your health and safety as a volunteer are our top priorities. Lodging is comfortable and secure. Authentic local meals are prepared by trained cooks. With Global Volunteers, you travel the world and make a difference in your life and in the lives of those you serve. Volunteers of all ages can contribute! See minimum age requirements here.