Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Global Volunteers’ web site. An individual’s right to privacy is paramount to us. Global Volunteers does not share, rent or trade personal email addresses, phone numbers or street addresses. The following statement defines our practices for information gathering and dissemination for this web site:

Your IP address is recorded anonymously by website traffic software for the purpose of analyzing and summarizing statistical data. Like most websites Global Volunteers uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to make your experience on our site as smooth as possible, we retain and store information about how you use it. This is done using simple text files called “cookies” which reside on your computer. These files are safe, and will never contain sensitive information. This site contains links to web sites not owned or operated by Global Volunteers. Global Volunteers is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any such web sites.

Protecting Your Credit Card: Your financial information is protected at all points when applying for a service program or making a donation. These transactions employ Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) technology. SSL encrypts your private information and provides the highest security available to protect the transfer of your data from unauthorized parties.

Children’s Guidelines: This web site meets or exceeds industry standards for children’s guidelines. Information gathered online will be used only to respond directly to a visitor’s request. This information will not be used for other purposes without the opportunity for the parent to prevent the use of the information upon request.

Global Volunteers will not: Distribute personally identifiable information to third parties; nor engage users in unclear or uncertain tactics to obtain personal information.

Choices: Opt-out/Change/Modify. Global Volunteers provides an opt-out provision on all email communications. You may request that no further emails be sent from us by using this option. Alternately, to request removal of your contact and program information from our database, contact us by any of these means:

Email: (Please include full name)
Mail: 375 E. Little Canada Rd., St. Paul, MN 55117 USA
Phone: 800-487-1074 (toll free) or 651-407-6100
Fax: 651-482-0915

Donor Privacy Policy

Global Volunteers is committed to safeguarding the privacy of all our donors, regardless how they contribute to us. We have developed this privacy policy to ensure that your information will be held confidential and not be shared with any third party. Further, this policy provides that any person can be removed from our donor mailing list at any time upon request. We will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information – including phone numbers, email and street addresses – with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations We ensure that the identities of all our offline and online donors are kept confidential, and that use of donor information is limited to our internal purposes.
Global Volunteers collects and maintains the following donor information:

  • contact information: name, postal address, phone number, email address;
  • amount and frequency of donations;
  • payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information – for monthly donors, this information is maintained by our credit card services company, not directly by Global Volunteers; for individual donations, this information is used only for donation or payment processing and then destroyed – it is not retained for other purposes;
  • information on how you learned about Global Volunteers; and
  • information you wish to share: questions, comments, suggestions – we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

To remove your name from our mailing list: If you want to be removed from our mailing list, please email us at or call 800-487-1074.