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Global Volunteers is a U.S. based NGO in the central time zone (UTC -6). Because tax-deductibility, visa requirements, and language proficiencies vary, please choose the country you’re inquiring from to enable us to provide you the most appropriate information.

Thank you for your interest in a development partnership with Global Volunteers. We're unable to expand our programs at this time. As our website portrays, our current service programs center around providing the 12 Essential Services for our Reaching Children's Potential Program. But for future reference, please send any information to:

As a private, non-profit organization independent from government and religious funding, Global Volunteers’ programs are financed almost entirely by volunteer contributions. This is important because our community partners cannot afford the “open market” costs of the services and materials we provide. Your tax-deductible service program contribution pays your expenses in the partner community. These include your food, lodging, work site transportation, program materials, team leadership, emergency evacuation insurance, and administrative costs. In addition, we provide supplemental financing to help meet our host’s many, on-going and special needs.

While English fluency does not disqualify you from participating on any of our programs, Global Volunteers is a U.S based NGO with your teammates, training materials and other communications being conduced primarily in English.

We’re unable to provide any assistance in obtaining your passport or visa. You'll need a passport to travel abroad and for some countries, you’ll need a visa.  Please keep this in mind when planning your travel schedule. If you live outside the U.S., you may have additional restrictions for participating on U.S. programs.

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Our volunteer coordinators are available from 8:30AM to 4:30PM Central Time and will email you during that time on the next business day. If you prefer, you may chat now, or call 651-407-6100 if you’re inquiring during office hours.

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You Can Be the Change that Makes a Difference!

Travel with Purpose. Be a Global Volunteer. Nurture at-risk children, teach English, assist with health care, plant container gardens, counsel new mothers and pregnant women, repair community buildings, and so much more in 17 countries worldwide.

All our volunteer abroad programs center around helping children reach their full potential.  You’ll work with babies, toddlers, school children, university students, teachers, parents, professionals, community leaders and others who are focused on this goal. The opportunity to join like-minded individuals making a difference in the lives of children and families is a hallmark of our service programs. Travel with us – a long-standing non-profit leader in worldwide volunteering opportunities. We’ve worked on six continents with local people since 1984.

And, consider this: your volunteer program and travel costs are tax-deductible! One- two- and three-week volunteer itineraries are available year-round.

Of course, your health and safety are our highest concern.  Trained leaders, 24-hour contact, secure transportation, hotel and community lodging, bottled water, meals in restaurants and prepared by staff cooks, emergency evacuation insurance and working as a team are some of our accommodations to protect you and optimize your contribution.

Care for impoverished children

Lend your heart and hands to youngsters needing extra attention and love.

Teach conversational English

Help eager students improve their English language speaking abilities.

Plant container gardens

Help families improve diets with vegetables and fruit grown at home.

Boost health care

Work on nutrition, health and hygiene education projects.

Support new mothers

Work with local caregivers on early childhood, parenting and prenatal health.

Paint, repair and build

Labor projects of all types are plentiful in our partner communities. Use your professional or handyman skills!

Travel That Feeds The Soul®

“Traveling with Global Volunteers fills holes in my life with purpose, and gives me the joy of helping others.”

“It made me a kinder person, a warmer person, and even a less-judgmental person. But really, it gave me tremendous perspective.” 

Almost everyone I met in one way or another thanked me just for coming there.” 

You realize you have something in common with the people you’re working with. It really is waging peace through justice worldwide.”

“These have been among the most meaningful and beneficial experiences in my life.”