University groups apply their academic training to community projects that help parents and local organizations deliver essential services to children. Provide nutrition education and health care interventions; teach hygiene and disease prevention; offer conversational English lessons; tutor math and science; model effective classroom strategies; plant gardens and construct chicken coops; nurture vulnerable babies and toddlers; paint and repair community facilities, provide mental wellness understanding, and contribute to positive sustainable change. Community project leaders draw on every undergraduate and graduate students’ discipline to advance community development goals. We’re serious about service! Read more: Nursing Students Take on a Journey of a Lifetime in Tanzania
We’ll certify volunteer service hours so your students can meet study abroad, service-learning or class requirements.
High school service-learning programs help prepare students for a lifetime of meaningful engagement. Students can read to pre-schoolers, tutor math or science, help paint a classroom, or play with babies. Global Volunteers also engages High school groups in our SAT – “Students as Teachers” – program, where they learn what it might be like to be a teacher by teaching conversational English to younger students who need to improve their language skills. Help with pronunciation, idioms, and syntax through conversations, games, songs, skits, and formal lessons. Our Conversational English Teaching Guide is filled with lesson plans and exercises – so students can “teach like a pro.” After teaching in a classroom for a week or two, many students conclude that they want to become a professional teacher and experience the joy of educating the next generation. Given the tremendous shortage of teachers, that is an extremely positive result .
What’s more, we expertly integrate educational and cultural learning activities into your student volunteer program to optimize “real-life” service-learning.
Broaden teens’ perspective of the world through genuine development projects balanced with cultural activities matched to your curricula.
Corporate volunteering programs help retain employees, improve employee morale, and confirm that your employees work for the good guys. Global Volunteers’ corporate and employee volunteering programs facilitate employees from around the globe or in the next cubicle to meet each other at a higher level, participate in meaningful and effective team-building activities, learn about another culture, and provide meaningful service to local people. Our service programs enable executives, managers, line-workers, and their family members to discover together their capabilities outside their offices and outside their comfort zones. Equally important, they learn personally about the limitations, opportunities, and realities of developing countries, emergent democracies, and struggling U.S. communities. Applying their professional skills on important community service projects – teaching business practices; caring for at-risk children; examining clinic patients, helping paint, repair, or build classrooms, community centers, and playgrounds; planting gardens or constructing chicken coops; conducting parent workshops; and tutoring conversational English in classrooms – while engaging in team-building and sharing their passion for service. Many employers have discovered the significant value of offering service opportunities to employees.
Together, we’ve laid the foundation for long-lasting positive change facilitated by companies’ annual service contributions.
Employee volunteer time off (VTO) is cited as a valued benefit stimulating meaningful community engagement and employee satisfaction.
Volunteering can be an embodied declaration of one’s beliefs, faith tradition and an expression of faith and hope for humanity. If you’re seeking a meaningful experience allowing you to give back to social causes and experience the breadth of human resilience, we can provide your faith-based group a refreshed global perspective. We guide you every step of the way and tailor our approach and recommendations based on your group’s dynamic.
Put faith into action internationally or in the US by serving people living in poverty. One, two and three-week options are available for groups of all sizes.
Group volunteering for civic or professional associations is ideal for cultivating a meaningful cause together. If you’re interested in showing the world what you can achieve with dedicated teamwork, and get to know each other in a completely new way, you can return with a new perspective and a renewed inner strength. Further, you can apply your hard-earned skills with mothers and children in communities that need and want your expertise. Inside classrooms, daycare centers, clinics, libraries, and offices, volunteer groups gain a rare, “insider” perspective of their roles in helping developing communities thrive. Read one retired physician’s experience in Peru.