Top Holiday Volunteer Abroad Programs

Holiday Volunteer Abroad Programs

Give the gift that keeps on giving! No shiny paper or fancy bow is required! Escape the commercialism and hustle and bustle of the holiday season this year. Take time to reflect and do something meaningful instead. Join us in promoting peace by gifting yourself a holiday volunteer abroad program — a gift that keeps on giving, you can […]

Volunteer Opportunity in Havana!

Volunteer Opportunity in Havana!

After offering programs in central Cuba for four years, we’ve added an exciting volunteer opportunity in Havana.  Join one of our early teams serving in Havana for one or two weeks and learn about this vibrant, legendary city in a decidedly non-tourist way! Havana Program Itinerary Volunteers are scheduled every month to tutor conversational English to […]

Top 10 Reasons for Volunteering in Poland

Volunteering in Poland

This list will open your eyes to a dream volunteer abroad opportunity. Poland’s extraordinary beauty, hospitality, history and meaningful service awaits! Add volunteering in Poland to your bucket list! Here’s why… 1. Eager, engaged students Polish students understand the importance of English to their career development.  They look forward to and greatly appreciate your help. […]

Acknowledgment to Global Volunteers from a Cuban Student

March 15, 2016 Poem written by: Gerardo,  Cuban student who works with Global Volunteers   Since November of last year we’ve been lucky to receive every month a happy team of the Global Volunteers   Ever since, we have been blessed to have these people around. to have their love so profound and also to […]

Thank You from our Cuba Program Partner

Dear brothers and sisters, You might wonder what kind of work you come to Cuba to do. Indeed, you do not come to build schools, because we have schools and education, available for everyone. You do not come to do medical work, because we have excellent free medical service, and we don’t need evangelism because […]


The Joys of Being a Global Volunteer in Cuba

by Frank Baudino I’m so glad I went on this Global Volunteers mission. I lucked out in many ways–one of which being on the painting team. I love painting and the time we spent in peoples’ houses was time spent to form relationships. The residents of the houses we painted were so very appreciative of […]

Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer Abroad

Ever feel like you need a new direction? Want to refocus your practice, priorities, or life? Feeling under-appreciated? Want to make a difference outside of your community? Consider becoming a Global Volunteer. This top 10 list was created by Tracy Heaberlin, a nurse at Children’s Hospital Colorado and a Global Volunteer alumna (since 2006). Thanks, Tracy, […]


Travel to Make a Difference

In fall of 2015, Travelocity had a Twitter campaign to promote and support international development and volunteerism by awarding one hundred people grants to Travel for Good – a total of over $100, 000 was donated to the field of volunteer travel! In order to qualify, you had to tweet where you wanted to go and how you’d volunteer […]


My Favorite Moment as a Global Volunteer – From Instagram

To honor the hundreds (and hundreds!) of Instagram photos being shared with us about Global Volunteering, we asked our followers to take us back to their favorite volunteer moments by posting a photo with #GVtakemeback. And the favorite moments are… Morgan, Tanzania Global Volunteer One of the many bonuses of volunteering in Tanzania is that you get to work […]


17 Photos That Will Make You Want to Become a Global Volunteer

17 Photos That Will Make You Want to Become a Global Volunteer

Get ready to feel inspired! 1. You’ll watch the minds (and smiles) of children grow. China Photo By: Wang Baoli, China Country Manager 2. And in many cases, you will learn as you teach. Tanzania Photo By: Jacob Turnage, Global Volunteer, via or 3. You never know when you’ll meet a child that will change your life. Romania Photo By: Laura Larkin, Global Volunteer, […]