Pledge to Volunteer in 2017

Volunteer in 2017

There are so many reasons to volunteer in 2017. Much has been written and studied about the value of volunteerism in the community and to the individual. Some claim that people who volunteer live longer, happier lives. Or, is it rather that happy, healthy people volunteer more? It may not matter which way is which. […]

Global Volunteers’ Staff Train Together in Minnesota

Global Volunteers’ training

Daniel Salazar, Peru Country Manager, writes about Global Volunteers’ training in Minnesota, where Country Managers and staff from around the world travel to connect, learn, and grow. On our way to Global Volunteers’ training in Minnesota For me it all started Saturday night when I had to say good-bye to my wife. This is the first time […]

Effortlessly Support Global Volunteers – At Home & At No Cost

support Global Volunteers

Are you a current or aspiring Amazon.com shopper?  Read on to learn how you can donate to important humanitarian projects – at no cost to you!  Support Global Volunteers. As the needs of our partner communities grow every year, we’re always creating new and creative ways to fund special projects and meet our on-going program […]

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Choose Urban Volunteer Opportunities Worldwide for Service Excitement

urban volunteer opportunities worldwide

In 1984, Global Volunteers began serving local people in the developing world, and by the early 1990s, we also responded to requests from urban community leaders.  In addition to caring for at-risk children and helping with labor projects, our service programs expanded to help teach conversational English and the basics of free enterprise in populous urban centers.  To this […]

The Best Volunteer Gig in the World

Best Volunteer Gig

Searching for the best volunteer gig in the world? Well, look no further! Make a lasting impact while discovering one of the most beautiful places on Earth – the Cook Islands. Four-time Global Volunteer Mary reflects on why she continues returning to this idyllic South Pacific island. “Where are the Cook Islands?” asks anyone with whom […]

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Top 4 Island Volunteer Vacations

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 assistance […]

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6 Creative Tips for Fundraising to Volunteer Abroad

Fundraising to Volunteer Abroad

Many of our volunteers have raised enough money to cover their entire volunteer program fee, and now we want to encourage you in your efforts towards fundraising to volunteer abroad. This post covers the basics of the great fundraising tool that Global Volunteers offers along with creative tips. 1. Use our fundraising tool We make […]

Commercial Flights to Cuba for Havana Volunteering

Experience Cuba as a Volunteer

Five Airlines – Seven U.S. Cities While tourism for U.S. citizens in Cuba is not yet permitted, you can volunteer in Havana and experience the very best of this beautiful island nation! Recently, a few commercial flights have removed the hassles and added costs of charter flights and overnights in Miami. Flying direct to Havana from U.S. cities makes volunteering in Cuba much easier […]

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Global Volunteers on Oprah Show!

History of Global Volunteers on Oprah Show

When Bud Philbrook and Michele Gran opted out of a honeymoon cruise to take a more meaningful trip, they stumbled onto a rewarding way to enrich their own lives and help thousands of children around the worldInstead of their planned cruise, Bud and Michele spent a week in a rural village in Guatemala. After the local newspaper wrote a story about their unusual honeymoon, people started contacting them asking how they could plan a similar trip.

This unconventional honeymoon led to Global Volunteers’ founding in 1984. Since then, Global Volunteers has engaged more than 32,000 volunteers in over 200 communities. Watch the full honeymoon story on the Oprah Show…

Interested in becoming a Global Volunteer?

The next step is to chat online with one of our Volunteer Coordinators. We’re ready to assist you with project descriptions, travel questions, registration guidance, and other program details.

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Volunteering in Havana Just Got a Whole Lot Cheaper

Commercial flights to Havana now available!

Commercial Flights To Havana from U.S. Are Now Available! Volunteering in Cuba just got even better! U.S. airlines now offer daily commercial flights to Havana from U.S. cities — such as New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, and more. You can also fly from other major cities, such Fort Lauderdale and Miami, to Santa Clara in central […]