Engage Cuba as Few Have – Volunteering and People to People Activities

Enjoy Cuban culture and get to know her people up close and personal. All the following people to people activities are included on all Global Volunteers two-week service programs.

Note: There is an additional $200 fee for these activities on all service programs conducted in Havana.  There is no additional charge for these same activities on Central Cuba (Ciego de Ávila/Sancti Spíritus) programs. One-week volunteers on Central Cuba programs do not visit Havana.

Ernest Hemingway Museum
Tour Ernest Hemingway’s enchanting home and beautiful grounds on the outskirts of Havana. Discover how his love of the island and the Cuban people influenced his writings and passions.


Arte Corte
Visit with successful community entrepreneurs and see how they developed a barber shop, hair salon and school amidst an artist gallery and veterinary service. Private projects like these are redefining Cuba today.


Witness some of the most unique and interesting art in Havana. Created by local artists, this community-based enterprise offers colorful folk art, and billboards and tapestries overflowing with whimsical characters, both human and animal.

Old Havana
Walk through the oldest neighborhoods in Havana, learn about the remarkable architecture, and enjoy a cup of Cuban coffee while sitting outside on the cobblestone walkway of the café.


US and Cuba Relations
Learn about the history and current status of Cuba and US relations from one of Cuba’s most captivating historians. Share in a conversation between volunteers and Cuban educators. You may be surprised by the answers to your questions.


And there is more—

Two weeks in Cuba allow you to do all of this, plus teach conversational English to young adults which helps them better realize their vocational dreams; work alongside local women on a sewing/knitting circle; repair community buildings that enhance important activities of civil society; and/or work in the community garden that provides fruits and vegetables for preschool age children.

Global Volunteers’ Cuba NOW! Cubans and Americans together—building bridges over which our governments can walk.



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