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 alumni (since 2006). Thanks, […]


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, GLOBAL VOLUNTEER IN TANZANIA One of the many bonuses of volunteering in Tanzania is that you […]


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

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

These photos will inspire you to volunteer abroad, today.   1. You’ll watch the minds (and smiles) of children grow. China Photo Taken By: Wang Baoli, China Country Manager Volunteers Pictured: Kelly and Hunter Palm   2. And in many cases, you will learn as you teach. Tanzania Photo Taken By: Jacob Turnage, Global Volunteer, via or Volunteer Pictured: Liz Turnage   3. […]

Make Sure You Help, Not Hurt When Visiting Cuba

As President Obama declares “Change is going to happen in Cuba, ” Global Volunteers President and CEO offers advice to Americans in a widely released editorial: Cuba is a wonderful country of many contradictions. It boasts one of the world’s highest literacy rates, yet food is rationed throughout the island.  Its highly educated teachers and […]

Learn and Serve While You Travel the World

Volunteer abroad as a family, group, individual, or couple in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America or the South Pacific. Two weeks as a Global Volunteer is a journey of a lifetime! [pardot-form id=”10091″ title=”country fact sheet request”]