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Do-Good Island Escapes Are Good for Others and Your Soul

Global Volunteers do-good island escapes

Looking to Do Good? Consider These Do-Good Island Escapes Some of us are drawn to beaches, others to mountain vistas.  But when we want to escape from the daily pressures of life, many of us choose service as a way to refocus our minds onto something larger than ourselves. So, can you combine a sincere […]

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Volunteer Joins a Dominoes Game in Cuba

Dominoes Game in Cuba

There are some people who can just walk up to a person and make conversation in the most kind and natural way. I’m definitely not one of those people. But Jerry is. His ability to quickly bond and make friends gave him the chance to be asked by total strangers to take part at an […]

Serving Alongside the Cuban People

Cuban People

Reflections from Linda, a recent Cuba Global Volunteer, on serving alongside the Cuban people: I recently had the privilege of participating in a two-week humanitarian trip to Cuba through the auspices of Global Volunteers. The trip more than met my expectations and was educational, fulfilling and gratifying. I felt that as a group we made […]

Cultural Exchange in Cuba

Cultural Exchange in Cuba

Tom, a Boy Scout Leader who served with his troop in Ciego de Avila, writes about their people-to-people cultural exchange in Cuba: No alarm clock rang as the sun streamed through the curtains. Did we oversleep? After waking early for the past 5 days we all slept in late today. Breakfast was at a slower Cuban pace as […]

45 Exquisite Cuba Photos (Warning: You’ll Fall in Love!)

Exquisite Cuba Photos

Our Cuba volunteer program centers around the Cuban people – their hopes, dreams and goals. We’ve worked with our community partners since 2007. This is a landmark opportunity to volunteer in Cuba and live among the Cuban people! “It was a wonderful trip. I really appreciated all the efforts made in terms of cultural lectures […]

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Cuban People’s Pride is Evident

By Zach, Cuba Global Volunteer. After several days in Cuba, I’ve been trying to think of one word to summarize the Cuban people. Some might say they are lively, innovative or humble. While all of these are true, after today I’m going to settle on proud. I don’t mean Cuban people are conceited, but rather, they […]

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Impressions of Cuban Life Through Volunteering

Cuba volunteer with vintage car

Volunteers working with Cuban students of English – both adults and youth – discover sharing the language is the best way to share insights about life.  This Cuba Volunteers impressions over one week: By Rene Moquin, 5-time Global Volunteer. As a longtime volunteer with Global Volunteers, I have no illusions about teaching conversational English, painting […]

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Cuban Dream Realized

By Stevan, Cuba Global Volunteer It has been a dream of mine of over 30 years to visit Cuba. Even though there were ways to get there via Canada or Mexico, I was just afraid and didn’t want to be a poster child for the U.S. government as to what could happen to you if […]

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How Cubans and Americans Are Connecting Through Service

By Bethany, Cuba Global Volunteer. Question asked during English Conversations Q: “What is different between teenagers in Cuba & The US?” A: “There is no difference; we all want the same things – friends, time, family – we want what any teenager wants.” It seems to me that people are key, for both the volunteers and […]

Volunteer Opportunity in Havana!

Volunteer Opportunity in Havana!

After offering programs in central Cuba for four years, we’ve added an exciting volunteer opportunity in Havana.  Join one of our early teams serving in Havana for one or two weeks and learn about this vibrant, legendary city in a decidedly non-tourist way! Havana Program Itinerary Volunteers are scheduled every month to tutor conversational English to […]