Machu Picchu Photos

Breathtaking Peru and Machu Picchu Photos

As a Global Volunteer in Peru, you have ample time on evenings and weekends to participate in local activities and enjoy cultural attractions such as markets, museums and cafes. But let’s be honest. A lot of volunteers come to Peru because they want to visit Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of […]

Best Volunteer Gig

The Best Volunteer Gig in the World

Searching for the best volunteer gig in the world? Well, look no further! Make a lasting impact while discovering one of the most beautiful places on Earth – the Cook Islands. Four-time Global Volunteer Mary reflects on why she continues returning to this idyllic South Pacific island. “Where are the Cook Islands?” asks anyone with whom […]

Myths and Legends of Peru

Myths and Legends of Peru

Peru Country manager Daniel Salazar talks about Myths and Legends of Peru and tells us the Legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo. One of the most interesting things to hear in a place you are visiting is the local myths and legends. This specially true in countries like Peru or Ecuador, the land of […]

Solo Volunteer Travel Is the Best Way to Travel

Why Solo Volunteer Travel Is the Best Way to Travel

You’re never truly alone on a Global Volunteers volunteer program. Joining like-minded and compassionate people from all over the world on important community development projects can be one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of your life. Two-time Global Volunteer Jennifer explains why she believes solo volunteer travel is the best way to travel. I […]

Cuban People

Serving Alongside the Cuban People

Reflections from Linda, a recent Cuba Global Volunteer, on serving alongside the Cuban people: I recently had the privilege of participating in a two-week humanitarian trip to Cuba through the auspices of Global Volunteers. The trip more than met my expectations and was educational, fulfilling and gratifying. I felt that as a group we made […]

Volunteering in your Golden Years

How to Make Your Golden Years Golden

Volunteering in your Golden Years might just make your Golden Years – well – golden. Continue reading as Judy, Global Volunteer since 2005, beautifully explains why she has chosen to spend her retired life exploring and giving back to the world. The Golden Years What do these words suggest to me? When I looked them up online, […]

Island Volunteer Vacations
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Top 4 Island Volunteer Vacations

With crystal-blue bays, soft sand beaches, breathtaking views, and a care-free island “beat,” it’s easy to see why people choose to volunteer on our island volunteer vacations. Although these are some of the most beautiful places on Earth, the poverty on these islands is often hidden from the average tourist. You provide assistance and support to children and families […]

Using professional skills in Poland

Using Professional Skills in Poland

Connie has served a total of 20 times with Global Volunteers, ten of those in Poland. Here is why, and how she is using professional skills in Poland.  Lifetime learning Being curious as a child and curious as an adult, as well as wanting to share what I have learned, are qualities which made me enjoy […]

How to help orphans
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How to Help Orphans

Evan loves volunteering with Global Volunteers: she has done it 20 times. Twelve of those service programs were in Romania, where she has dedicated most of her time to helping children at an orphanage. Evan just finished a service program at PPA, a children’s home in Peru. While she was serving, she talked about her experience and […]

Fundraising to Volunteer Abroad

6 Creative Tips for Fundraising to Volunteer Abroad

Many of our volunteers have raised enough money to cover their entire volunteer program fee, and now we want to encourage you in your efforts towards fundraising to volunteer abroad. This post covers the basics of the great fundraising tool that Global Volunteers offers along with creative tips. 1. Use our fundraising tool We make […]