Make a Positive Impact.
Global Volunteers programs are regarded as “Peace Corps alternatives” for people who want to volunteer on genuine community development projects, but have only 1-3 weeks to spare. You can make a positive impact by contributing your skills for the greatest benefit of local people. But not all volunteering programs are created equal. The most important question you can ask when seeking the most ethical volunteer opportunity is: How is my time in the community leveraged? When you contribute your energy and knowledge on a Global Volunteers team, you become one of the community’s greatest assets. You’re enveloped by a new culture, enjoy sincere hospitality, and gain valuable insight into local people’s lives, certainly. But most important, your efforts become part of the community’s story – directly contributing to sustained projects that define their future. Simply stated, you’re a most valuable link in an endlessly renewable chain of volunteers focused on creating, nurturing and sustaining the well-being and human potential of children worldwide. Are you up for this kind of impact?
Contribute to Development.
Like the Peace Corps, our impact is measured by the outcomes of long-term development partnerships. This means we share a common vision with local leaders, families, teachers, students and medical caregivers in every host community. And, like the Peace Corps, we don’t offer the “quick fix” some people crave. Over decades, we cultivate and nurture mutual respect, far-sighted plans and shared success with our community partners. But as Peace Corps alternatives, our programs engage you for one, two or three weeks at a time instead of two years or more. Through our expertise you can help deliver broad and lasting results. This is because:
- You’re engaged in genuine, comprehensive development projects.
- You work under the direction and at the invitation of local leaders.
- Your professional skills are evaluated and matched to local needs.
- You help provide essential services, hand-in-hand with local people.
- Your effort is sustained year after year by a new and returning volunteers.
- You’re invited to continue your service and financial support year-round.
Invest in Sustainable Change.
Global Volunteers enables you to help catalyze local self-reliance by:
- Protecting the partner community’s independence and autonomy.
- Honoring local people’s wisdom and self-determination.
- Employing experts in economic and human development.
- Guarding against exploitation of local children, women and men.
- Rigorously monitoring our cultural impact.
- Earning the respect of others in the field.
If you’re seeking Peace Corps alternatives, you can be certain that when you contribute your time and skills with us, you invest in the entire community’s success. You’ll discover how significant you can be. In fact, some volunteers use our programs as a way to gauge their readiness for the Peace Corps. Review our community projects to see where you can make the greatest impact.
“Global Volunteers always does a good job preparing their people before they go out, so that they are well-organized and well-focused when they are out in the field. They are definitely an organization that we look up to.”
“Global Volunteers was one of about a dozen NGOs I researched. We chose Global Volunteers because they supplied excellent information, and we liked the fact that all projects are in partnership with local people.”
“I volunteered in Russia, Indonesia, Tanzania and Mississippi with Global Volunteers. They were life-changing experiences. It’s a great organization that does a ‘world’ of good.”
“Worth all of my 20 years of service programs – which changed my life forever. Thank you, Global Volunteers!!”