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:
The volunteer projects in Cuba are particularly appropriate for Boomers. 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.
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.
Being a Global Volunteer in Poland may be your dream volunteer vacation! You benefit from Poland’s welcoming and colorful culture, delicious cuisine, unmatched landscapes and best yet – the most engaging youth you’ve ever met! Practice English pronunciation and vocabulary with Polish elementary and middle school students in Siedlce, or join two-week English language “camps” during the summer months in Zakopane. Learn more here.
Global Volunteers’ partnership in the Iringa District of Tanzania – which was established in 1987 – enables you to help provide essential services to children and their families. On weekends, many volunteers take a weekend Safari in Ruaha National Park, East Africa’s largest park and game reserve. There is also 24-hour security provided. Learn more here.
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.
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.