What’s your state’s most popular volunteer location? (infographic)

Popular volunteer location

When selecting a Global Volunteers location, you may consider community projects, airfare rates, and time of year. But what about another factor: Where you live? No matter which state you call home, we pulled together the most popular Global Volunteer location by state. Where do volunteer travelers in your state serve more than anywhere else?

Check out the map below to find your state’s most popular volunteer location (Global Volunteers location).

Most Popular Volunteer Location for Each State:

Popular volunteer location - USA map

Wonder Where Your Neighbors Are Going?

Western States: Those living in the Western states – Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, and Colorado – historically have served in China, the Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Montana (MT), Peru, and Poland.

Midwest: If you live in the Midwest – North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio – join other Midwestern volunteers in China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Montana (MT), Poland, Romania and Tanzania.

Popular Volunteer Location - Volunteer in Cuba

Volunteer at a community pottery cooperative in Cuba

Southwest: If you’re from the Southwest U.S. – New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma – your neighbors prefer serving in Costa Rica, Poland, Romania, and West Virginia (WV).

Southeast: Those living in the Southeast – Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, or Florida – most often choose Costa Rica, Greece, Italy, Montana (MT), Poland, Romania, and Tanzania for their volunteer vacations.

Popular Volunteer Location - Volunteer in Montana

Serve and experience life on an American Indian reservation alongside Glacier National Park in Montana

Northeast: Northeasterners  – in Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey – largely volunteer in Costa Rica, Italy, Montana (MT), Poland, Tanzania, and West Virginia (WV).

Join Us and Other Volunteer Vacationers from Around the Country

Since 1984, Global Volunteers has engaged “volunteer vacationers” in over 110 communities on six continents. That’s taught us many lessons about ethical, responsible volunteer service. And about meaningful travel. If you’re open-minded, service-oriented and light-hearted, we’ve got a place for you – and your family, friends, colleagues or peers. Volunteer worldwide for one, two or three weeks in one of our 17 host countries and return home with deep, informed insights on your place in the world.

Go with the flow, or break from the crowd: Request a free e-catalog below and choose your own adventure!

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Request a program catalog here or by calling 800-487-1074.







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