Premier team to Nepal

Global Volunteers’ Team One finished their first week of work on our inaugural Nepal service program in Kathmandu! They share their reflections so far in their team journal:  Saturday – Nepal Arrival Throughout the day, the team assembled, some coming from a trek out of Pokhara, some after long flights from the USA, and others […]

Judy Grant, a three-time Global Volunteer alumna, said an ancient Judaism tradition, Tikkun Olam (Hebrew for “world repair”), propelled her search for international volunteer opportunities. The world is imperfect, the lesson teaches, but is in our own hands to make it better every day. Judy and her husband John said they’ve since discovered that volunteerism […]

Freedom from career demands led retired college professors Sharon and David Moore of Arizona to Cuba with Global Volunteers. In an interview with Marketing Assistant Millie Pinakoulaki, Sharon and David explain how retirees can explore Cuba, experience an intriguing culture, connect and engage with people, build bridges of understanding and respect, and do something valuable […]

retired

Forty years ago, Laura Tomlinson and Kim Berge worked together in Colorado Springs.  They parted ways soon after college to pursue their careers – Kim attended a Physician Assistant program in CT and Laura pursued a graduate degree in Education in CA. They never lived in the same town again. Each got married, raised their own families, established […]

It’s been 30 years since a group of dedicated and dynamic women in Calderón in Quito, Ecuador joined together to form the non-profit organization Fundación de Damas Calderonenses (FUNDAC is its acronym in Spanish) or Foundation of Ladies of Calderón. Their mission? To improve the lives of children from impoverished working families in the community […]

The first four months of our new partnership with Sagrada Familia in Ventanilla, Peru has enabled volunteers to integrate fully into the daily rhythms and activities of the children’s lives.  From a collection of team journal excerpts, a picture emerges of the opportunities for leaving your mark on this special part of the world. Message […]

Role of women Africa

Throughout history, the central role of women in society has ensured the stability, progress and long-term development of nations. Globally, women comprise 43 percent of the world’s agricultural labor force – rising to 70 percent in some countries. For instance, across Africa, 80 percent of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, most of whom are rural women. […]

Delia,like all children, having fun

 Allyson Olson said her service program in Romania made such an impact on her that she inevitably decided to complete her Master’s Degree in Child Development/Child life. It was the opportunity to truly make a difference, she said, that clarified her career choices. “It was time for me to stop being a bystander in my […]

Maddy

“Marvelous Maddy,” (above) is a student volunteer who raised over $6,000 worth of dental supplies for the RCP  (Reaching Children’s Potential) Clinic in Ipalamwa, Tanzania.“Seeing the children’s faces light up as they held on tightly to their new dental tools was so heartwarming.  At that moment, I was so proud of our fundraising efforts and […]

volunteer in youth

The benefits of volunteering are endless across the spectrum of life. Service to others helps us understand the world and ourselves, connect with people, impact events and make a difference. During her gap year, 18 – year – old Cassidy Richardson learned all these lessons and more in the Cook Islands with Global Volunteers.  She […]