College and university groups apply their academic training to 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, 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 groups can participate in Global Volunteers’ “Students as Teachers” (SAT) program, where they learn what it might be like to be a teacher by teaching conversational English to younger local 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.” Or, they can help paint a classrooms, play with babies, read to pre-schoolers, or tutor math.
What’s more, we expertly integrate educational and cultural learning activities into your student volunteer program to optimize “real-life” service-learning. Read more: High School Student Service-Learning in Costa Rica
Broaden teens’ perspective of the world through genuine development projects balanced with cultural activities matched to your curricula.
Our corporate and employee volunteering programs have enabled executives, managers and their family members to discover together their capabilities 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. Caring for at-risk children, helping build classrooms, libraries and playgrounds, teaching conversational English in classrooms, examining patients in clinics, and engaging in team-building while applying their professional skills on important community service projects, they share their passion for service. Further, 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.
How can you put your faith in action?
Serve with us internationally or in the US to experience the impact of people in service to one another. One, two and three-week options 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.