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Global Volunteers is a human and economic development organization that leverages short-term volunteers and visionary institutional partners to help parents and local community partners provide essential services to children and families. We align our service programs with the United National Sustainable Development Goals to ensure comprehensive, measurable, sustainable, and scalable models.
Local leaders direct work our project outcomes and volunteer contributions to greatest benefit of our long-term partnerships. Individual and corporate funders complete this agenda through project-focused and multi-year grants centered around helping children reach their full potential.
Learn About Our Programs, Our People, and Our Results!
“The Thomas Ohana Foundation is proud to be a major sponsor of Global Volunteer’s efforts in Ipalamwa, Tanzania. Global Volunteers reached out to a forgotten community in a remote area of Tanzania and provided it with life enhancing and life saving programs. The imprint that Global Volunteers has made in the area will be felt for generations.
Ipalamwa and the surrounding communities previously had very few resources and now have a highly successful and impactful program that educates the villagers in areas ranging from nutrition to breast feeding to child rearing. Furthermore, where formerly there was no adequate medical facility for miles, there is now a fully functional medical clinic that provides clean, adequate services, including safe child birthing experiences, to an area that covers over 20,000 individuals.
Most important to the Foundation is the fact that Global Volunteers, unlike many non profit organizations that work in developing countries, has invested an incredible amount of time, energy and resources to establishing a permanent presence in the area. They are committed to the long term viability of its Tanzania programs and will support them in the best way they can well into the future. We are confident that our investment is being applied in the most beneficial way possible.”
Frank Thomas, President, Thomas Ohana Foundation
Children and Families Matter.
Support Projects That Matter to Them.
Global Volunteers is a human and economic development organization in consultative status with the United Nations that leverages short-term volunteers and institutional partners to help parents and community leaders provide essential services to children and families.
We align our service programs with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to ensure comprehensive, measurable, sustainable, scalable, and replicable models. Our community partners direct work project outcomes and enable our long-term volunteer service. Individual and corporate funders complete this agenda through project-focused and multi-year grants centered around helping children reach their full potential.
Invest in Children’s Futures
Launch Global Leaders
Our teams of volunteers work alongside parents, caregivers, teachers, school administrators, medical professionals, therapists, and local leaders to improve the cognitive, mental and physical development of our world’s future leaders – its youth.
Investing in one, two or more projects to elevate students’ potential changes the arc of their lives. We match dollars with can-do. You provide the financial security and wherewithal, and our successive teams of volunteers, year after year, provide essential services by sharing their skills and expertise that often are not otherwise available in partnership with community leaders.
We catalyze collaborative efforts between volunteer, organizational and corporate partners for lasting, culturally appropriate impact.
Change the world for good through our long-term local projects.
Support Women and Girls
Worldwide, one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. Almost one in four adolescent girls aged 15–19 have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner or husband. The average unemployment rate of the world’s women is more than 10 percent, and can reach 75 percent in some countries. In villages, towns and cities around the world, girls are disproportionately assigned to cooking, fetching water and firewood, and caring for children as compared to boys of the same age.
Our programs provide access to education, psycho-social support, proper nutrition, medical and family planning services, protection from infectious disease and opportunities for economic independence to girls and women, which helps protect them from gender-based violence, pregnancy, early marriage and homelessness. Funding these projects changes the future for half the world’s population.
Women and girls can transform the world. Help us raise their lifelong potential.