volunteer opportunities for experienced teachers
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Teaching Abroad Opportunities for Experienced Teachers

Experienced and retired teachers tell us frequently how much they enjoy engaging with new students and teachers in a new culture and in new classrooms on a service program abroad. One of the most fulfilling challenges our volunteers report is leveraging the skills they’ve honed over decades to benefit children who might have been exposed […]

National Volunteer Week 2017
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Four Reasons We Love Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are some of the most generous, compassionate and open-minded people in the world. For National Volunteer Week 2017 (April 23 – April 29), we want to express our appreciation for your time and service – as Global Volunteers. Since 1984, more than 33,000 of you have served around the world. Thank you for your effort in working […]

mother and daughter travel
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Mother and Daughter Travel and Learn Together

Andrea and Tea, mother and daughter, recently went to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia to serve together. Tea is only 14 years old, but what she saw, did, and learned in St. Lucia with her mother is a great testimony of how awesome a mother and daughter travel experience can be.   Our small but […]

Student Volunteer Abroad Programs

Student Volunteer Abroad Projects

Imagine spending a week during your spring break, J-term, or summer vacation as an international – experiencing the world and making new friends all while helping others. Hundreds of students choose to volunteer abroad with Global Volunteers every year. Why? Global Volunteers offers the opportunity to connect with like-minded, motivated and compassionate people from all […]

volunteer abroad in retirement

Three Reasons to Use Your Retirement for Global Impact

Choosing to volunteer abroad in retirement can be the most fulfilling decision you make! Unburdened by work schedules, you can respond to needs worldwide and in the U.S. as they occur, and be assured that your contributions are appreciated and useful.  What’s more, the personal connections you make on a service program with Global Volunteers can be […]

Medical and Health Volunteer Abroad Programs

Best Guide: Medical and Health Volunteer Abroad Programs

Calling all nurses, nutritionists, speech pathologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, pharmacists, dieticians, dental hygienists, early childhood educators, occupational therapists, social workers, pre-health students – OK, pretty much all aspiring and experienced health professionals who enjoy traveling: You’re needed! Global Volunteers’ medical and health volunteer abroad programs offer the opportunity to enhance your global perspective while supporting international medical […]

Teaching Volunteer Abroad Programs
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Recommended Teaching Volunteer Abroad Programs

“Once A Teacher, Always A Teacher.” Whether you’re an aspiring teacher, experienced teacher or retired teacher, you’ll always be a teacher. And volunteering with Global Volunteers may be the perfect opportunity for you to share and develop your teaching skills while gaining international volunteering experience in schools which don’t have reliable access to educational resources. Welcome […]

Travel with Your Sister
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Why Would You Travel with Your Sister?

A sister-sister relationship is a special one for many reasons. Few people will understand you and your childhood better than a sibling – especially a sister – which is great! However, sisters also know how to get under each other’s skin. So… Why spend two weeks on a volunteer program to travel with your sister? […]

Retirement volunteer work in Costa Rica
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“I found out what I want to do with my retirement…”

International volunteer work is rewarding. It’s an opportunity to give back and help others. Plus, you make new friends, learn about a different culture and get out of the house through the process. Older adults who volunteer report higher levels of well-being. Some studies indicate those that volunteer live longer than those who lead more sedentary […]

There Is No Darkness in Cuba
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There Is No Darkness in Cuba

A blackout seemed to frustrate a volunteer’s English classes one night. But soon our volunteer, Jennifer, would learn that there is no darkness in Cuba. I am going to remember Monday as a collection of sounds, lights, and … darkness! Breakfast at hotel: The slurps of coffee and leche, the undertones of Deutsche – sprechen […]