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.

We support and prepare you for group volunteering.

We take care of everything from the time you arrive at the designated airport until you depart for home.  All meals, lodging, in-country ground transportation, orientation to the program, introduction to and engagement in the community, work project assignments, and safety and security measures are managed by our staff. 

  • Professional in-country staff and partners

  • On-site orientation and team-building sessions

  • 24-hour emergency phone contact

  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance

  • Volunteer fundraising assistance

  • Professional skills and work project interest questionnaire

  • Program summary materials and reading lists

  • Conversational English Teaching Guide

  • Global Volunteering Manual

  • Language lessons



Groups of all sizes and compositions have served with Global Volunteers on six continents since 1984. We strive to meet your service and budget goals through group program discounts and online fundraising. Reserve a regularly scheduled program, or propose custom dates that fit your schedule. Depending upon your group’s size, you can serve as an exclusive group or join with other volunteers.

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“I’m always a little bit amazed at how willing our students are to reflect on their experiences; and how much they want to do that on these service programs. We could have put slightly different words to Global Volunteers’ practices, and it would have matched exactly what we call the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm of planning a lesson, right? Context, reflection, and action – we were hitting on all those things.”

“I know we can make a difference – not just in students’ lives, but in the lives of people who deserve our help and respect.”

“The younger you start to volunteer, the better. In my opinion, service should be a priority for everyone – as it teaches you so much, not only about others, but yourself as well.” 

“This has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Being able to help teachers at De La Salle, build a fireplace, and prepare food for those living in poverty – all these service jobs taught me to be more grateful for what I have.”

“This experience was extremely rewarding. I think that as much as I contributed, I received probably double in life lessons and experience. I would not change this experience for the world. I’m thankful for Global Volunteers for giving me that opportunity.”


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