We Need You Now! Continue to Vote for Global Volunteers!!!

Good morning Global Volunteers! We’ve hit the final stretch and we must keep voting in the Star Tribune Full Page Project! Please do everything you can today to keep voting each hour and engaging those around you. Thank you, again, for your dedication!! Only a few hours to go…. JUST KEEP VOTING FOR GLOBAL VOLUNTEERS! […]

Global Volunteers celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi on Nov. 17, 2010 during the capital city’s millennial year

Global Volunteers’ team in Hanoi celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Foreign Trade University. FTU is a public university; considered to be one of the top institutions of higher learning in Vietnam. Volunteers teach conversational English skills to students in English language classes. http://www.globalvolunteers.org

Vote for Global Volunteers in the Star Tribune Full Page Project!

From November 15 – November 21 the Star Tribune newspaper is holding a contest entitled ‘Full Page Project’ amongst MN non-profits and the winner will receive a free full page ad in the Sunday paper! Please vote for us this week ~ you can vote once per hour! Here is the link where you can […]

Twentieth Anniversary of Global Volunteers in Poland!

Dear Volunteers, Our partnership started together with the democratic changes in Poland. After many years of studying Russian we needed to have a well qualified English speaking Polish cadre that could lead us into the European Union and NATO. For all these years, you have offered us the most unique form of volunteering; you have […]

Tips for Responsible Volunteering

As our volunteer teams grow larger and more frequent, we offer these tips for maximizing your positive impact in the host community: First, confine your service to work projects based on local leaders’ vision, commitment and contributions. Such volunteer projects don’t cost local people more effort than the volunteer contribution merits. Second, be aware that […]

Partners in Development: A Message from Global Volunteers’ CEO Bud Philbrook

Global Volunteers facilitates human and economic development at the community level and engages volunteers to do much of the work. But as is stated in Global Volunteers “Philosophy of Service — Strategy for Development, ” only local people actually do development. An organization like Global Volunteers can help facilitate development and volunteers can help catalyze […]

Take the Opportunity to Come to Queretaro!

It is a pleasure to a on the team in Queretaro, especially in February and March. Central Colonial Mexico is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year, but is especially nice during late winter, when you can enjoy the beautiful flowers. The hotel where Global Volunteers stay in Queretaro is centrally located […]


Pam on Why She Leads Global Volunteers’ Teams

I am so lucky to be a volunteer team leader for Global Volunteers. The most extraordinary people decide to participate in our programs. It is a privilege for me to work with them. My friends ask why I continue to lead teams…the answer is so simple. I have an absolute belief in the philosophy of […]

People ask why I spend my annual vacation time volunteering abroad

“Challenge is not a curse or a punishment, but an opportunity to shine. If life were easy all the time, we would not deepen in love, compassion, and wisdom, or learn how to sink a pipeline into the well of true strength within us. Often we do not know how powerful we are until we […]

December 2009: New Volunteer Coordinators & More!!

As Global Volunteers looks to a busy and successful 2010, four new volunteer coordinators and many new international staff have joined the Global Volunteers’ staff. These additions have made December a hectic, yet exciting, month. Team Leader Training was conducted December 7 – 11 with Country Managers, Volunteer Team Leaders, and new staff taking part. […]