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Volunteer with Global Volunteers: Travel That Feeds the Soul

"Meeting new friends who have the same dreams and goals as I do to serve mankind is such a blessing. What I personally gave is not anywhere near what I received from the village people, and the students that I worked with. My world takes on new dimensions with each coming day and its unique experiences in Ghana."Liz Clark (Ghana)

About Global Volunteers

Global Volunteers is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, non-governmental organization engaging short-term volunteers on micro-economic and human development programs in close partnership with local people worldwide. Working at the invitation and under the direction of local leaders, volunteers help create a foundation for world peace through mutual international understanding. Our purpose is to maintain a genuine, sustained service partnership with the host community and provide volunteers a genuine opportunity to serve.

We Set the Standard in 1984: A decade before the media coined the term "volunteer vacations," we pioneered direct service-learning programs abroad. Today, we mobilize more than 2,500 volunteers annually on work projects, assisting more than 100 host communities in 19 countries on five continents through volunteer service, direct project funding and child sponsorships.

What Volunteers Can Do

Where You Can Serve

  • Africa: Ghana, Tanzania & South Africa
  • Asia: China, India, & Vietnam
  • Pacific: Cook Islands
  • Europe: Poland, Hungary, Romania, Portugal, Italy & Greece
  • North America: Minnesota, Montana, West Virginia & Jamaica
  • Central America: Mexico & Costa Rica
  • South America: Peru & Ecuador

How Long Can You Serve

Service Trips typically last between 1 & 3 weeks in length. Extended stays (up to 12 weeks) are available in most locations.

(View program schedules.)

How Much You Pay

1-3 week programs cost between $995-$3,195 depending on the particular location.

(Airfare not included in pricing.)

Read more about Global Volunteers programs and contact them at any time.

"We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race"—Cicero

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

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