Be The Change in The World: Volunteer Abroad

Real Change. Serious Development. You can create, nurture and sustain the well-being of the world’s children on community-led projects with Global Volunteers. Join a team of short-term volunteers providing essential resources in homes, classrooms, clinics and hospitals, orphanages, childcare and community centers, libraries, government offices, farm fields, and more. Share your skills and exceed your own expectations - helping children and families reach their greatest potential.


New Cuba Volunteer Program Just Announced!

Be the first! Global Volunteers’ Cuba service program combines the best of volunteerism and people-to-people activities. You can provide support for the Cuban people, engage in humanitarian projects, participate in meaningful educational exchanges, and enjoy Cuban culture and hospitality – all in two weeks.


"Global Volunteers has what are regarded
as the best programs in the field."
- Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Our international and USA service programs are scheduled year-round to meet community needs. Work projects focusing on teaching, childcare and labor offer families, groups and individuals meaningful service options. Our volunteer coordinators will work with you to choose a date, project and country to fulfill your volunteering goals.

"Granddaddy of the volunteer vacation movement."
- USA Today

"A model that has been replicated worldwide."
- San Francisco Chronicle

Working hand-in-hand with local people since 1984, Global Volunteers is a long-standing NGO leader in special Consultative Status with the United Nations, and in partnership with UNICEF and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

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