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Cindy Murray: Making Personal Connections Through Global Volunteers

Cindy Murray - Global Volunteers Team Leader

We’re grateful for all that Cindy Murray has contributed as a Global Volunteer, Team Leader, and supporter to help children and families worldwide since 1997. We’ve excerpted her story from her local paper to inspire and inform.  Enjoy! Cindy Murray’s curiosity and passion to help others has led her to one of her most rewarding […]

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If You Ask Me About Being a Volunteer in Africa…

Volunteer in Africa

Volunteer Ruth Curran reflects on sharing her experiences as a volunteer in Africa with her friends and family at home, and how difficult it can be to do justice to the depth of those experiences. As A Volunteer in Africa After serving as a Global Volunteer in Africa, Ruth writes about how to tell that […]

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“Take A Chance. Do It. Unplug. Volunteer And Travel.”

Take a chance

In an interview with Matt Mayes, Florida-based videographer, Global Volunteers Team Leader Cindy Murray talks about her experiences volunteering and leading teams. Her advice, take a chance and volunteer.  Background: Cindy served on her first Global Volunteers service program in 1997 in Mississippi. She trained to become a Volunteer Team Leader and has led teams […]

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“The Best Volunteer Vacations Are With Global Volunteers”

best volunteer vacations

In an interview with Matt Mayes, Florida-based videographer, four-time volunteer Lynn talks about her experience looking for, and finding, meaningful travel and what she describes as the best volunteer vacations.  How did you learn about Global Volunteers? About three years ago, I was looking towards retirement and always had a passion for travel. We’ve traveled […]

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Crowdsourcing to Volunteer Abroad

crowdsourcing to volunteer abroad

Read about how one Global Volunteer used crowdsourcing to volunteer abroad – raising enough funds to cover both the program fees and to buy schoolbooks for students in Tanzania. “Kelly is one of those full of life, bursting at the seams with joy and laughter people who feels the world on a deeper level than […]

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Build Bridges Between Borders

Build Bridges Between Borders

Maria Maki, 20-time Global Volunteer and Country Manager, shares her thoughts and experiences about the importance to build bridges between borders: Build bridges, not walls. When you hear the words “build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico,” it seems sinister. One forgets that Mexico is a retirement community for many U.S. citizens, who find […]

Bill Spencer, a 16-time Global Volunteer Makes Everyone Count!

Male volunteer in Mexico

Global Volunteers salutes Bill Spencer, who has served on 16 Global Volunteers service programs – starting with Turkey in 2000. Since then, Bill has gone on to serve as a Global Volunteer in Greece, the Cook Islands, Brazil, St. Lucia and Mexico. Thus far, his favorite Global Volunteers service program has been in Querétaro, Mexico, […]

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Four Reasons We Love Our Volunteers

National Volunteer Week 2017

Our volunteers are some of the most generous, compassionate and open-minded people in the world. For National Volunteer Week 2017 (April 23 – April 29), we want to express our appreciation for your time and service – as Global Volunteers. Since 1984, more than 33,000 of you have served around the world. Thank you for your effort in working […]

“I have a very different view of Americans now…”

Help build bridges and volunteer abroad

Every day, you choose how you impact the world. When you contribute your energy and knowledge on a Global Volunteers team, your efforts become part of others’ success. You can be exactly what local people need – by assisting them on projects that define their future. Are you up for this kind of impact? This […]

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How to Make Your Golden Years Golden

Volunteering in your Golden Years

Volunteering in your Golden Years might just make your Golden Years – well – golden. Continue reading as Judy, Global Volunteer since 2005, beautifully explains why she has chosen to spend her retired life exploring and giving back to the world. The Golden Years What do these words suggest to me? When I looked them up online, […]