As a private, non-profit organization independent from government and
religious funding, Global Volunteers’ programs are financed almost
entirely by volunteer contributions. This is important because our
community partners cannot afford the “open market” costs of the services
and materials we provide. Your tax-deductible service program contribution pays your
expenses in the partner community. These include your food, lodging,
work site transportation, program materials, team leadership, emergency
evacuation insurance, and administrative costs. In addition, we provide
supplemental financing to help meet our host’s many, on-going and
to provide any assistance in obtaining your passport or visa. You'll need a passport to travel abroad and for
some countries, you’ll need a visa. Please keep this in mind when
planning your travel schedule. If you live outside the U.S., you may have
additional restrictions for participating on U.S. programs.
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