Community Partner since 2000.

From a letter received in the Global Volunteers office: Almost ten years ago, I served on a team in India. I had just turned 18, barely graduated from high school, and headed overseas without a clue as to what I was doing. I still remember the day I heard about Global Volunteers on a morning […]

Summer is upon on us and our program in India is an excellent service opportunity for those looking for a summer adventure! You offer the “extra” attention many children crave and deserve, while also experiencing life in the spiritual land of India – with its diverse languages, culture, and lifestyles. Despite this awesome opportunity, many […]

Volunteers in India help care for orphaned and abandoned children, teach in the classroom, and paint, repair and construct facilities for impoverished children. Four Indian staff facilitate the volunteers’ work. The following quote from Asha Phillips is representative of what volunteers say about our India Country Manager, Stephen Raja Chinnappan: “ I cannot say enough […]

Did you happen to see our EarthBox photos from India on our Facebook last week? If not, please check out some of the amazing images below!! In early January a team of Global Volunteers brought the first Earthboxes to Chennai to be cared for and used by the children at the SEAMS Childrens Home. Volunteers will […]

Chennai Sangamam The only Festival of India that belongs to people of all religions, as well as to the non-believers. The harvest fest of Tamil antiquity – The Pongal re-discovering itself as urban thanksgiving. It’s Chennai Sangamam. More than 2000 performers will ignite the spirit of Chennai for seven days with around 4000 performances. All […]

Thank you all at Global Volunteers so very much. I had a wonderful time serving in Chennai again this year. I have Stephen and Sheeba and the Hosts to thank for my experience. Stephen is a most remarkable, patient, generous, kind and wise man. He and Sheeba care very deeply for the children and all […]

Dear Global Volunteers, I so appreciate your updates, for I am a devoted volunteer and supporter of Global Volunteers! My late husband and I first went with a team to Rota, Spain in 1998 – then had planned to go Italy but had to cancel because of health problems for him. He died in June, […]

January 16, 2008 George Hayes Day 12 for Team 60 and Day 2 for Pongal. The day began with another great Indian bread which Rani had deep fried for breakfast. They were Indian bread balloons. Some of us topped them with sugar and we all enjoyed the treat. Following breakfast we went to our assignments. […]

Okra Poriyal (serves 6) 1 tablespoon cooking oil ½ teaspoon mustard seed ¼ cup chopped red onion 1-2 tablespoons fresh whole curry leaves 4 cups sliced okra 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons masala ½ teaspoon turmeric Heat oil in a large pan. Add mustard seeds and salt – stir. Add curry leaves and onions, […]