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Team Leader Training Draws Global Volunteers Staff to Tanzania

Global Volunteers' regularly scheduled Team Leader training has always been anticipated by staff and volunteer team leaders from every corner of the globe as one of those welcoming “yay,” can’t wait “highlights” of the year. Typically…

Welcoming the March 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 March 2022! Their moms joined…

Volunteer Assistance During Times of Crisis – Helping Ukrainian Refugees in Poland

Each time a traumatic world event occurs, volunteers from all corners of the U.S. and other English-speaking countries contact us to ask, “How can I help?” In many cases, such as natural disasters, medical emergencies and armed conflict,…

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

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…

First-Time Volunteer Successfully Fundraises for Cuba Service Program

Many volunteers fundraise for their service program contribution by working with Global Volunteers staff to create a fundraising page. It's easy to do! Volunteers commonly tell us that they were joyfully surprised by how many people in their…

Ecuador Volunteers’ Reviews Laud Service Programs

Time and again, volunteers report that the community-based service they provide on Global Volunteers' programs is both impactful and meaningful. These online reviews on GoOverseas by volunteers who served in Ecuador reflect their appreciation…
Tanzania Community Health Initiatives

Tanzania Community Health Initiatives led by Staff RCP Caregivers

The ten caregivers for the Reaching Children's Potential Program (RCP) are essential to families adopting new practices in the areas of health, nutrition, hygiene, and education. They each work one-on-one with parents on Tanzania community…
volunteering in Portugal

Cisco Employee Leverages Volunteer Time Off to Teach Conversational English in Portugal

When Cisco increased volunteer time off for employees from one to two weeks, Carolyn Philippe jumped at the opportunity to combine her love of international travel with volunteering. In October 2021, after not having been able to travel for…

Happy Healthy Birthdays for These RCP Children in March 2022!

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 40 girls and boys who reached their first, second, third,…

Meet Your Team Leader: Louise Mollick

Volunteer Team Leader Louise Mollick (second from right) began volunteering with Global Volunteers in 2015 and has served as a team member or Volunteer Team Leader four times in Cuba and once each in India, Montana, Tanzania, and Vietnam. In…
International community development

International Community Development Profile: Machelina Nyamoga Family

In this series, families in the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program in Tanzania explain how their participation improves their lives. Global Volunteers’ RCP Program engages short-term volunteers to help parents deliver…
First team to resume St. Lucia Program gives powerful testimonials

First Team to Resume St. Lucia Program Gives Powerful Testimonials

Just like other island countries, St. Lucia's economy basically rests under one single industry: tourism. Endowed with gorgeous beaches and other natural wonders, approximately 1.5 million tourists visit St. Lucia every year to enjoy a piece…