More than 1,400 volunteers have positively impacted the lives of children, families, and community leaders on the island since 1998! We’re anticipating the 1,500th volunteer to serve in the idyllic South Pacific island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands this February. Join us, and you can expect a special celebration of all our volunteers and the contributions they’ve made over the years. A warm welcome awaits you!
As a Cook Islands volunteer, you’ll work alongside the teachers, community leaders, and parents that we’ve been privileged to serve! Consistent one-on-one tutoring by hundreds of volunteers has positively influenced children and young adults’ learning opportunities.
“The literacy level of our children has risen… due to the time and extra work of the Global Volunteers in the Cook Islands. We’re very grateful.”
Principal Engina Baxter, Takitumu School
Through full-day meaningful volunteer assignments, amazing cultural activities, and breathtaking adventures during free time, you’ll learn about the Cook Islands and her people – remaining forever intrigued and rewarded by island life.
And take a look at your home away from home! Fall asleep to the rhythm of waves crashing the shore outside your door. Steps away, the hotel pool is surrounded by a lovely garden area, and fruit-bearing trees. You can expect meals of spectacular seafood, meat, tropical fruits, vegetables, and rice at local restaurants and prepared by a local cook.
Your Tax-deductible Program Contribution
The program contribution and airfare are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers. Your contribution includes safe and comfortable lodging in delightful ocean view suites, three delicious meals daily, emergency medical evacuation insurance, and transportation from the Rarotonga airport and to your volunteer assignment. A Global Volunteers staff member greets you at the airport, and manages and leads your team throughout your stay. Everything, except airfare, alcohol, desserts and free-time activities, is covered by your contribution. Alumni, companion, student, and group discounts apply.
There are still open spots on the February 4th program and the February 25th program. Register for a February program or check our full schedule here. For more information, call 651-407-6100 to visit with one of our Volunteer Coordinators now.