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Reaching Children’s Potential in Tanzania: Welcoming New Moms to the Program in December

Every month, Global Volunteers’ caregivers in the Ukwega Ward of Tanzania meet with families who wish to participate in the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program. The goal of RCP is to eliminate childhood stunting…

Best Family Volunteer Vacations for Summer 2022

Unplug from smartphones and video games and engage the world as a family. Many volunteering families tell us that spending a week or two helping others in a new community is a welcome change in routine from two years of limited mobility…
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Greece Summer School Program Lauded by Grateful Grandmother

In 2005, Global Volunteers launched the popular English summer school at the invitation of the Mayor's Office of Malevizi, Crete. Its purpose? To help improve students' conversational English skills and build up their confidence in using English…

Three Reasons to Volunteer in Sicily

It's understandable that many individuals choose to return to volunteer in Italy two, three, four, sometimes five times. This service program offers the opportunity to teach conversational English to engaged middle school and high…

Welcoming the December RCP Newborns in Tanzania

What’s more fun than BABIES? In this series, we focus on the newest members of the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program in Tanzania -- newborns. In this post, we welcome four babies born in December 2021 -- including…

Don’t Miss Global Volunteers News and Updates!

As we resume our programs around the world, we want to ensure that you receive all current information and news. If you haven't received our monthly newsletters and updates, please take a moment to confirm your email on our master list. You…
Sunday in Italy: Dinner, Wine, and Family

Inaugural Sicily Program Called “Magical, Meaningful, and Memorable”

Global Volunteers' pandemic-delayed Sicily program successfully launched more than a year late with with two teams in November 2021. Team Leader Phyllis Thompson said the long-awaited immersion into daily life through service, conversation,…

Best Student Service-Learning Volunteer Abroad Projects with Global Volunteers

Have you felt the world is waiting for you to explore? Personal experience gives you a depth of knowledge that isn't accessible other ways. What's more, Global Volunteers offers the "added value" of travel with meaning. Imagine spending a week…

Christmas & New Years Traditions In Greece!

Christmas or (Xristouyenna- Christouyenna) meaning "the birth of Christ" is one of the most important celebrations within the Greek Orthodox church. Traditions vary depending on which region or Island one is from. Here are a few of the popular…

Reaching Children’s Potential in Tanzania: Welcoming New Moms to the Program in November

Every month, Global Volunteers’ caregivers in the Ukwega Ward of Tanzania meet with families who wish to participate in the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program. The goal of RCP is to eliminate childhood stunting…
Students at Tenia's school, Crete Greece.

Their Bucket-List Trip Led Them to Classrooms in Crete

Septuagenarians Bob and Judy Nix have always had a passion for making a difference, especially in the lives of children. Volunteer travel had always been on their bucket list, so when Bob's sister Linda Murphy asked them to join her on a service…

Happy Healthy Birthdays for These RCP Children in December 2021!

The Reaching Children’s Potential Program (RCP) of the Ukwega Ward in central Tanzania measures its success by the growth and development of the children in the program. Read about 47 girls and boys who reached their first, second, third,…