It’s time to join a Global Volunteers Service Program! More than 200 international and domestic volunteers returned this summer and fall with heart-rending stories of reunion with children and families, and confidence in our COVID-19 best practices. Now we need you to register and pick up where they’ve left off. Individuals, couples, and families can continue to rebuild and revive programs after a devastating 17-month lapse in support in rural and urban communities worldwide.
Was your vacation cancelled in 2020? Do you want to escape the upcoming winter cold? Are you looking forward to comfortably rejoining the global community? We can guide you to your best options – AND you’ll help our hurting world by working alongside your global neighbors. Choose one- or two-week options year-round.
After a successful six months serving our partner communities, we’re now facing possible program cancellations – due not to the effects of the pandemic onsite, but to volunteers’ fear of the pandemic. If you’re ready to travel, join us in the coming months. Kids yearn to practice their English before they lose their skills, parents are eager to plant garden boxes to ensure a balanced diet for their families, and elders hope to share a meal, exchange stories, and play games with you. It’s like preparing your heart and home for guests you’ve waited for over many months.
Let’s make sure we show up!
We offer safety on genuine service opportunities, cultural immersion, and meaningful teamwork.
Trade a beach vacation for one of these 10 volunteer vacations in the real world – where you’ll learn about a different culture and people – and leave your own mark in a humane way by respecting local initiative and meeting local needs.
After 24 years away, we’re returning to the border community of San Juan to help build and renovate homes, conduct community surveys, witness asylum hearings, and assist refugees at a respite center. Help us inaugurate this “new” partnership for one week on teams starting January 22, February 5, and February 19.
With over 85% of the population vaccinated, (the highest rate of any country in the world), a volunteer said last month: “Portugal may be the safest place I can be.” Work with students from primary school to university. Join our February 12 team and teach conversational English on the beautiful Iberian Peninsula.
Help parents and community partners create and maintain safe, colorful spaces for their toddlers and children aged 1 to 4 at two early childhood development centers in great need of fresh coats of paint and renovation. Be one of the first back to this colorful community on January 8 or one our February and March programs.
Global Volunteers Vice President Michele Gran led our first program back to Sagrada Familia in Ventanilla, outside Lima, in October. The community needs a lot of help to repair classrooms, teach conversational English and care for the youngest residents. Join a January, February, or March team to experience true community.
Your participation on a team in the coming months will help ensure programs continue throughout 2022.
On our first team back in July, volunteers conducted health workshops, assisted in the clinic, visited children and mothers in their homes, and helped build chicken coops. Contribute your unique skills in January, February, or March to sustain the well-being of community members.
Our new service program begins in November in Castelvetrano, in the southwest of this beautiful island. Volunteers are teaching conversational English to high school students and helping establish new development partnerships. Enjoy a break in the sun on a service program in January, February, or March!
We’re excited to return to the Greek island of Crete to continue tutoring English language students and inaugurate an important new service project at a newly built shelter for abandoned children. Help us reconnect on March 19 with long-standing partners and establish new relationships on this sunny Mediterranean island!
Southern Appalachian Labor School Executive Director Dr. John David warmly welcomed volunteers back to Fayette County in July by extolling: “Volunteers are critical now in helping our community recover from the ravages of the pandemic.” See how significant you can be on an upcoming service program in Appalachia.
In Anse la Raye on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, you can help plant gardens, teach sewing, and repair and update schools in preparation for students’ return. Serve hand-in-hand starting on January 29 or February 26 for one or two weeks in a grateful Caribbean community this winter!
Our genial partners eagerly welcome you back to their Himalayan kingdom to help bring basic English skills to impoverished students and improve living conditions for displaced children. Join for one or two weeks, starting on February 12, and help rebuild lives in the spiritual capital of Kathmandu and the land of Everest.