Give the gift that keeps on giving! No shiny paper or fancy bow is required! Escape the commercialism and hustle and bustle of the holiday season this year. Take time to reflect and do something meaningful instead. Join us in promoting peace by gifting yourself a holiday volunteer abroad program — a gift that keeps on giving, you can be instrumental in spreading joy, raising cultural awareness, and celebrating humanity!
In each community, the customs and culture of the season are the backdrop to your volunteer work — nurturing children, teaching conversational English, improving community buildings, and helping in so many other ways. Whether you are a student on break, a family or a group of friends desiring to volunteer together, or an employee whose company offers time off between Christmas and New Year’s, you can make an enormous difference in the lives of children and families who are less fortunate. We need you! Experience a most memorable holiday season in one of our partner communities — and gain a restored sense of peace and gratitude. Browse the list below…
Our Cuba volunteer program centers around the Cuban people – their hopes, dreams and goals. This is a landmark opportunity to volunteer in Cuba and live among the Cuban people: Respond to community needs. Learn from and about the Cuban culture. Advance English competency. Improve community buildings. Help enhance economic vitality. Contribute to mutual international respect. And, support civil society.
Established in 2000, our India volunteer program supports three community partners in the outskirts of Chennai during the holiday season: An orphanage/daycare center, a social service center, and an early intervention center. As a volunteer in India, you help at-risk children to grow, thrive and reach their full potential through education, health education, nutrition, and light labor projects.
The rapid migration of families from rural areas into Lima and fringe communities has left many thousands of children homeless or neglected. Since 2004, we’ve worked in partnership with community leaders to address social problems resulting from the abject poverty. Volunteers teach conversational English, offer psychosocial support to build children’s self-confidence, and help plant school gardens. Be assured that as a volunteer in Peru, your personal contributions make a lasting difference here.
We’ve provided essential services to at-risk children and school students in Romania since 1999. As a volunteer in Romania, you ensure this support continues – helping prepare nutritious meals, supplementing nursing care, creating stimulating environments, providing clean and warm clothing and diapers, offering physical and psycho-social support, teaching English, and so much more.
Our development commitment in Africa began in 1987. Every year since, volunteering students, groups and families have helped Tanzanian leaders provide essential services so urgently needed to transform the Iringa District. Your help is needed too! Share your skills and help teach, encourage, guide, and understand children living in poverty. As a Tanzania Global Volunteer, you’re on the ground floor of a momentous demonstration program aiming to help children reach their full potential.
For more information about available holiday volunteer abroad programs, including minimum ages for family volunteering, chat online with one of our Volunteer Coordinators or give us a ring at 800-487-1074. Help us better plan and prepare for your engagement by registering early!