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Travel in Greece

Meet Your Guide to Volunteering While You Travel in Greece Samantha Pinakoulaki is Global Volunteers Greece Country Manager, having joined the team in 2005. As country manager, she manages all aspects of the service program in Greece including the logistics, project assignments, and cross-cultural experiences, making sure that all volunteers have a safe and meaningful experience. […]

best volunteer vacations

A four-time volunteer tells why Global Volunteers programs are the best volunteer vacations available. In an interview with Matt Mayes, a Florida-based videographer, Lynn describes her experience looking for, and finding, meaningful travel. Matt: You were searching for the best volunteer vacation. How did you learn about Global Volunteers? Lynn: About three years ago, I was looking […]

Some of the world’s most beautiful islands are also the greatest volunteering locations. If you choose service as a way to refocus your mind onto something larger than yourself, you can take a break in one of our partner communities and make a world of difference. These “do-good” programs engage you in genuine development projects […]

family's volunteering abroad experience

On a previous post, Ken, a U.S. and international volunteer, explained why he’s dedicated much of his life to volunteering abroad. His wife Suzanne offers her take on the reasons behind her family’s volunteering abroad experience. Why do you volunteer abroad? I think it is really enriching to volunteer abroad. My husband is a geographer […]

Why You Should Volunteer Abroad

Ken is one of those people who not only tries to live happily without harming anyone, but actually invests his time helping others. He has helped in his home city of Seattle building houses for low income families, teaching at a school for homeless children, and serving at the Board of his local Girl Scouts […]

Teach English Abroad Summer in Europe

Give purpose to your summer! You can do this… So can your child, siblings, spouse or friends! “I’m humbled by how well I was received, and how much I learned that I had to give.  It was a true exchange every day in the classroom – between the students and each one of us volunteers. […]

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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. As a volunteer, you provide […]

Why volunteer in Greece

Lynn has volunteered in Greece three times in the last four years. Having fallen in love with the country,  Lynn tells us why you should volunteer in Greece as well.  Why Volunteer in Greece,  as Lynn tells it: Greece is a welcoming, warm country. The weather is just great, sunny and beautiful. And there is the […]

Volunteering in Crete

By Lynn Lotkowictz, 3-time Greece Global Volunteer. Volunteering in Crete Three times in Fours Years So I’m volunteering in Crete this week for my third Global Volunteers trip in four years. Same program, same location. Why? The country, though economically struggling with continued high unemployment, remains peaceful with a beautiful landscape and welcoming culture. One of the […]