the greatest service possible

The Greatest Service Possible

Karen has participated in seven volunteer programs in the last year. We asked Karen how and why she does it. This is her answer, a lesson on how to make the greatest service possible: If you are anything like me you spend a lot of time thinking about how to be of the greatest service […]

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Husband Tells of His First Experience Volunteering Abroad in India

On a previous post, Jake told the story of how his wife convinced him to join her on a service program. Now, Jake shares about his first time volunteering in India.  Why India? In my circles of academic/student recruitment, many of my comrades who worked the scene in China almost always were doing some work in India.  […]

Best Volunteer Programs in North America

Best Volunteer Programs in North America

You don’t have to jet-set across the world to be a Global Volunteer. Serve nearby and select a program from this list of the best volunteer programs in North America. Make a significant difference in the lives of your neighbors and volunteer for one, two or three weeks – as a family, group, individual or couple. Service […]

Wife Gets Husband to Come on a Volunteer Trip
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Woman Invites Husband on a Volunteer Trip. Man Falls in Love.

With volunteering couples, it’s more likely that a wife invites her husband on a volunteer trip than the other way around. Some 70% of Global Volunteers team members are women. One recent example is Holly and Jake. Holly had volunteered five times with Global Volunteers, but Jake had never experienced a volunteer abroad program. In January, they served […]

The Cubans

Another Reason to Love Cuba: The Cubans

Eugenie recently volunteered for the first time with Global Volunteers. She went to Cuba, and the thing she loved most about it was the Cubans.  As with every day I have spent volunteering here, my day began with a walk.  Sue, another member of the team, and I walked to the community center where we […]

Lunar New Year
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Half of the World Is Celebrating and You May Not Even Know about It

Jenny Quach is a volunteer coordinator at Global Volunteers. She knows a thing or two about Vietnam. She was born there. Here she shares a little bit about the Lunar New Year. While January 28, 2017 is just another day for most Americans, on the other side of the world, many Asian countries (China, Taiwan, Vietnam, […]

Chinese Spring Festival

Getting Ready for the Chinese Spring Festival

China Country Manager Baoli Wang talks about the Chinese Spring Festival and all the preparations families have to do for this festivity.  Anticipation has been littering in the air for weeks as people frantically prepare for the Chinese Spring Festival. Now, the Festival is really around the corner! However, many people are not done with […]

Cooking with Stones and Burying Your Food
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Cooking with Stones and Burying Your Food

Last weekend I went to the Andes region in Peru, to the city of Huancayo. There I encountered many customs that you might have never heard of and you might find interesting. I will share them with you in a few blog-posts. First of all, allow me to share the custom that brings the sweetest memories: Pachamanca. […]