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”]

China: Leave Your Mark on History

Working together, we change the world. Nowhere else can you be more effective!  Teach English to Chinese students, and help Chinese English teachers improve their skills.  Contribute to the common good that secures world peace. Doubt it? Consider this: We know direct people-to-people initiatives bring lasting change. Governments and businesses can’t do that.  But you can. Powerful […]


Reading Glass Campaign – A Great Success

With the help of our wonderful volunteers, we carried out a reading glass campaign in Ecuador to distribute reading glasses to members of the community. Since 1996, Global Volunteers has partnered with the local organization FUNDAC (the Spanish acronym for Foundation of Ladies of Calderón) in Calderón, Quito. Quito is the capital of Ecuador, nestled […]