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Boy Scouts Explore, Serve, and Learn in Cuba

Boy Scouts Explore, Serve, and Learn in Cuba

A Boy Scout troop recently went on a great adventure to Cuba. Michael, one of the leaders, tells us how Boy Scouts explore, serve, and learn in Cuba. How do you end up in Cuba? Boy Scouts are known for their commitment to service and their love for adventure. But Boy Scout Troop 845, from […]

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Top Five Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Programs

Alternative Spring Break Volunteer Programs

Instead of sitting on a couch, binge-watching Netflix and ordering pizza for an entire week, imagine spending your spring break contributing to meaningful projects, developing unique friendships with people from around the world, and experiencing a new culture. (Sounds great, right?!) Grab friends, family, or classmates and prepare yourself for one of our life-changing alternative spring break […]

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Go to Cuba. You will not be disappointed.

Student serving in Cuba

Brandy was part of a University of Central Missouri summer student volunteer group in Cuba. After two weeks of teaching conversational English to Cuban children and people and supporting the community of Sancti Spíritus in other ways, she wanted to share a message with anyone considering serving in Cuba. Brandy hopes you will pick up where she […]

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High School Group Volunteering in Costa Rica

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Arizona High School Students in Costa Rica A team of 34 Arizona Fountain Hills High School students and chaperones united with Colegio students on Global Volunteers’ high school group volunteering program in Costa Rica. Working together, they carried out maintenance on the forest trails on campus – an outdoor classroom at this ecotourism-focused school, shared the “pura vida” culture in […]

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Student Volunteers Making Friends in Cuba

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Bennett, a Global Volunteer in Cuba and Blake School student, discovers that making friends in Cuba comes easily with shared interests and activities. Friday was truly something to behold. From working in the fields, alongside friends, to tutoring a group of four Cubans who collectively spoke only a small sliver of English, I personally found Friday […]

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High School Volunteer Abroad

High School Volunteer Abroad

Searching for summer, spring or holiday break service-learning programs? Look no further than Global Volunteers’ life-changing, world-changing high school volunteer abroad program. Global Volunteers excels in high-school service-learning opportunities. This is because the long-term community development projects students work on are directed by local leaders, managed by development experts and completed by working hand-in-hand with local children and adults. Over three decades, […]

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How to Volunteer Abroad as a Group

How to Volunteer Abroad as a Group

In addition to individual volunteer work projects, Global Volunteers also provides groups genuine opportunities to contribute to long-term development projects. Over the years, we have mobilized hundreds of volunteers on organized group programs. We can customize for a range of group sizes starting at 6 and up – in 17 countries across 5 continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, […]

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Pharmacy Students Volunteer in Montana

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by Mindy Lull, Professor at Wegmans School of Pharmacy Three years ago, I had a wild idea to find a service trip in the United States where I could take a group of my students to experience a new culture, help a community in need, and grow together as teammates.  I’ve traveled on service trips […]

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High School Serving and Learning in Monteverde With Global Volunteers

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After spending a week serving and learning in Monteverde, this group of 30 high school students, one alumnus, one valiant teacher, and two parents from Fountain Hills, Arizona shared these parting thoughts: We end the trip with newly developed friendships and newly sculpted leg muscles. Although saying goodbye to these friendly ticos was difficult, we will continue […]

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Farewell to Costa Rica’s Flora, Fauna, Food and Fun at Colegio

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In Monteverde, the Fountain Hills High School group discovered Costa Rica’s flora and fauna is a highlight of volunteering the cloud forest. Discovering Costa Rica’s Flora and Fauna Before breakfast, howler monkeys visited us from the rooftops of our hotel. We reached up and feed them fruit, and they hung from their tails as they reached for the fruit, […]