Our Vision of Peace and Justice Guides Us
Our vision is simple: To wage peace and promote justice worldwide through genuine development partnerships. We know communities embody their cultural, social and economic reality, and know their needs and priorities. They realize the barriers to, as well as the possibilities for, their advancement. This local wisdom guides their development projects which are central to Global Volunteers’ work. As volunteers, we don’t suggest “results” or bring “solutions.” Our dedicated host partners, in directing our efforts, ensure volunteers’ assistance is appropriate and measurable.
Our mantra is: “Local people are always in charge.” We believe that genuine development mobilizes empowered people: Both those seeking assistance, and those who seek to serve them. Nurturing long-term relationships is central to our worldwide success.
Read our guide to providing essential services worldwide.