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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 […]

Student Volunteer Abroad Reviews

Student Volunteer Abroad Reviews

Life-changing. Meaningful. A gift. Best week of my life. Unforgettable. These are some descriptions directly from student volunteer abroad reviews about Global Volunteering. In just a few weeks, you gain global experience and understanding through genuine community development work. Hear from the students themselves… Speaking from experience… Sara’s Review – India Global Volunteer “I realized […]

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6 Creative Tips for Fundraising to Volunteer Abroad

Fundraising to Volunteer Abroad

Many of our volunteers have raised enough money to cover their entire volunteer program fee, and now we want to encourage you in your efforts towards fundraising to volunteer abroad. This post covers the basics of the great fundraising tool that Global Volunteers offers along with creative tips. 1. Use our fundraising tool We make […]

5 Reasons Why Millennials Should Volunteer Abroad in College

volunteer abroad in college

College is a time when millennials are told that they are supposed to find themselves or a deeper purpose in life. For many young people, it can be a harrowing task to discover the “real world,” especially when the real world isn’t much more than campus and home. But what if you volunteered abroad while in college to […]

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High School Group Volunteering in Costa Rica

Volunteers and students working together

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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A Day of Service-Learning in Cuba

service-learning in Cuba

Ever wonder what a day of service-learning in Cuba looks like? We assure you that when you help others in Cuba, your life, in turn, changes in unimaginable ways. But you don’t have to trust only our word… Read the words of Sydney, a University of Central Missouri student, describing her day in the life of a Cuba Global […]

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Our First Days as Global Volunteers

first days as volunteers

Most volunteers abroad discover that the first days in the partner community is a time to settle in learn the day-to-day routine of service work. Some insights by a recent Cuba volunteer: By Becca, University of Central Missouri student and Cuba Volunteer. This morning we loaded all of our luggage into vintage 1950s cars, which were […]

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Seven Statistics From My Volunteer Work in Cuba

Ben in Cuba

Journal entry by Ben, Cuba Global Volunteer and University of Iowa Student, written during his volunteer program in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba. Over the course of my volunteer work in Cuba, I have tried to think of a way to explain to everyone back in America just what it was like to be in Cuba.  I don’t think […]

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The True Meaning of Dance

Ella in Cuba

Journal by Ella, Cuba Global Volunteer and Blake School Student.  Today, we finally discovered the true meaning of “bailar”, what it really means to dance. Through learning the contagious salsa which I have no doubt we will be teaching family and friends back home, learning the conga and the cha-cha, listening to the never-ending party […]