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Enjoy the Carribbean by Using Your Professional Skills as a Volunteer

Using Your Professional Skills as a Volunteer

Using your professional skills as a volunteer can be very satisfying, says Sara, first-time St. Lucia volunteer.  It might be the best way to experience the Caribbean!  She reflects on a two weeks of teaching and health care projects – on the captivating island of St. Lucia. It is with bittersweet emotions that we take our […]

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Volunteer Uses His Professional Background to Make a Difference in Vietnam

use your career to make a difference in Vietnam

Tom has volunteered 5 times in Vietnam. Like Tom, you can use your career to make a difference in Vietnam. The weather today was beautiful — blue skies with a moderately warm temperature. It helped make it another pleasant day in Hanoi. My friend, travel partner and roommate, Keith, and I got up early and took […]

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Best Programs to Volunteer for by Season

Best Programs to Volunteer for

Global Volunteers is recognized for offering some of the best programs to volunteer for worldwide. This is largely because of our focus on sustainable development in all our partner communities. Many volunteering families, couples, students, groups and professionals plan their service by season – summer vacation, winter and spring breaks, and fall “shoulder” season up to a […]

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Using Professional Skills in Poland

Using professional skills in Poland

Connie has served a total of 20 times with Global Volunteers, ten of those in Poland. Here is why, and how she is using professional skills in Poland.  Lifetime learning Being curious as a child and curious as an adult, as well as wanting to share what I have learned, are qualities which made me enjoy […]

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Using Professional Skills to Help a Student in Peru

Using Professional Skills to Help in Peru

A short story by Country Manager Daniel Salazar on how a volunteer is using professional skills to help in Peru: Don volunteered to teach conversational English in Lima, Peru, where Global Volunteers works with students and faculty at the Language Center at the National Agrarian University (UNALM). Since he is an engineer, Don was assigned the class with faculty […]

Volunteer Opportunities for Professionals in Tanzania

Volunteer Opportunities for Professionals

If you are a professional and would like to use your knowledge and skills to help struggling communities, you have your chance in Tanzania. Global Volunteers was recently asked to help at Iringa, Tanzania. The University of Iringa is seeking the help of professionals in all fields to help the institution and the students get […]

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Top Healthcare Volunteer Programs Abroad

Top Healthcare Volunteer Programs Abroad

The world over, your professional skills in early childhood education and healthcare volunteer programs abroad can be a lifeline for children and families living in poverty. We focus our development work on children in the first 1, 000 days of life – from pregnancy to their second birthday – because this is when their brains are […]

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Making an Impact Abroad as Short-Term Volunteers

The Impact of Short-term Volunteering

By Ruth Curran, Brain Development Specialist and Global Volunteer alumnus. You can find plenty of articles questioning the value of short-term volunteers on long-term community projects. But I wonder how many of these authors have participated on authentic development projects managed by fully invested local leaders? As in everything, the truth is in the experience.  I’ve […]

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Colorado Nurse Spends Her Vacation Time Volunteering Around the World

by Tracy Heaberlin Have you ever googled travel, service, and babies? I did about 10 years ago, and it led me to Global Volunteers. Working as a health-care provider, I was interested in spending some of my vacation time engaging in short-term volunteerism. Global Volunteers helps provide short-term volunteers on long-term service projects to create, […]

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Adding Volunteer Abroad Experience on Your Resume

by Denise Miller My first experience with Global Volunteers was in 2005, when I read an article in The Washington Post about volunteer vacations. When I looked at the Global Volunteers website, the Cook Islands was featured on the front page, and I was hooked. This was a place I had always wanted to visit, and […]