Appleby family Volunteers in Crete

The inter-generational Appleby family group – grand-daughter Megan, father Mike, and grandfather Robert – joined together to volunteer in Crete with Global Volunteers. Their assignment?  Helping elementary and middle school kids speak conversational English.  Although Global Volunteer Alumni Robert taught conversational English to High School kids and adults on previous programs, he said enjoyed working […]

Global Volunteers Blackfeet Reservation

Monday, September 3:  We Spread Out on Community Projects by Sarah A titch, a scoatch, a smidge, a squizzle.  We all pitch in.  Working hand-in-hand as volunteers on the Blackfeet Reservation. We started our week on the Memorial Day holiday – so many of the “standard” Global Volunteers project sites are closed for the day.  […]

Teaching Conversational English in Vietnam

First-time Global Volunteer Denise Nelson Nash has always had a passion for volunteering. In Hanoi, Vietnam, she accomplished a long-held goal – teaching conversational English at the Vietnamese Institute for Development Strategies (VIDS). She shares her story here: “As a young adult, I lived and worked in Venezuela. Living in another country taught me the value […]

Having fun learning English in Greece

You can become part of a team of volunteer teachers and students in Crete. When you help the children of Malevizi with their English skills, you experience their culture through their lives and interests. Val, a Greece Volunteer, shares her journal entry recalling two unforgettable weeks of “summer language camp” with eager Greek students: “As […]

First-time Italy Volunteer LeAnn describes a day in a summer English language program in Monopoli.  Join now! 2019 is the last year for Global Volunteers in Italy. Our language “camp” began today in the breathtaking setting of the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Rita brought her students to meet us for a field trip, so they could […]

Costa Rica Global Volunteer

By Jan, Costa Rica Global Volunteer. Quote of the Day: If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. -Confucius Reflections on our two weeks at Colegio Tecnico Profesional de Santa Elena, Costa Rica: Thinking about […]

West Virginia Global Volunteer

Zach, a Central Michigan University student, served as a West Virginia Global Volunteer over his summer break.  His reflections, and those of his teammates, are extracted from the team’s daily journal, and describe the typical work on a week-long service program in Appalachia. If you would have told me a year ago that I would […]

mother and daughter travel

New York City mom, Andrea Cuvelier, and 14-year-old Téa (both in center) said their service-learning program with Global Volunteers was exceptional.  Working together in Anse la Raye, St. Lucia, the mother-daughter travel duo spent a week caring for and teaching young children – and forming a bond of service. Téa relates one day of volunteering […]

Global Volunteer in Portugal

Journal by Cisco, Global Volunteer in Portugal: March 3, 2018 Another day, another morning, I got dressed and ready for breakfast. I head downstairs, returned my key, and as I walk to catch the school bus, it made me reflect of the time here in Beja and what kind of impressions I have left in […]

Working Vacation in Cuba with Global Volunteers

Considering a working vacation in Cuba? Read here as Cuba Global Volunteer Thomasina Tamur reflects on how she chose her two-week experience in Ciego de Ávila serving and learning from the Cuban people. A Working Vacation in Cuba I’ve supported Global Volunteers for many years, but there was always a reason to put off a […]