Five Popular Volunteer Programs for Boomers

Volunteer Programs for Boomers

Comprising about 30 percent of our volunteers, the “Baby Boom” generation has been foundational to Global Volunteers’ growth over the past three decades. In 1984, forward-thinking Boomers helped Global Volunteers pioneer development partnerships worldwide. Here are some of our most popular volunteer programs for Boomers:

Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Santiago de Querétaro is a charming town close to Mexico City. Learn about the vibrant culture, strong family traditions, and students’ determination to contribute to their nation’s welfare. This is an opportunity to truly boost Mexican students’ career opportunities! Learn more here.

Volunteer programs for Boomers in Mexico

Monopoli, Italy

Monopoli is a beautiful coastal city that isn’t seen by many American tourists. The lodging is the charming Hotel Vecchio Mulino, an inspired, modern restoration of a former factory building. In Monopoli, you have the chance to teach English to middle school and high school students who are eager to learn. Learn more here.

Volunteer programs for boomers in Italy

Beja, Portugal

Lodging in Beja is in a popular boutique hotel that is within walking distance to excellent shopping and restaurants. There is also 24-hour security provided. Global Volunteers’ partnership with the municipal government of Beja enables you to help students prepare for new economic opportunities by teaching conversational English. Learn more here.

Volunteer programs for boomers in Portugal

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi’s lodging is safe and secure, located in an airy and quiet oasis in Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter. You have the option to teach conversational English to students and adults of varying ages and abilities. There is even an opportunity to work with researchers at the Vietnam Institute for Development Strategies. As a native English speaker, you can significantly improve their ability to share knowledge with other world leaders. Learn more here.

Volunteer programs for boomers in Vietnam

Havana or rural Cuba

The options are endless in Cuba… Teach conversational English, work in community gardens, assist local women at a cooperative sewing circle, plus more! In Havana, the lodging is in a Casa Particular (similar to a bed and breakfast), which is as close to a home-stay as the Cuban government allows. In the rural Cuba programs, the lodging is in tourist-class hotels. Learn more here.

Volunteer programs for boomers in Cuba

Hear from other Baby Boomers…

Since 1984, we’ve engaged thousands of Baby Boomer volunteers on focused, stimulating and cohesive service programs in our partner communities. Read about the experiences of other Boomers on our Boomer Volunteers Blog.


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