"The week in Montana was one of the best weeks of my life. I really enjoyed learning about the Blackfeet culture and getting to know the people. I was happy to be away to enjoy the scenery and help out in the community wherever I was needed. I could not have asked for a better team. I will definitely be keeping in contact with them. I hope to participate in more Global Volunteers trips in my future. My trip was amazing!"
~ Ally Shatz, FL, 2012 volunteer
High school and college students find meaningful outlets for their energy, global insights and spirit of service on our full-day volunteer programs. In return, they gain the very best "real life"education and intercultural understanding working directly with local people on genuine development projects.
Global Volunteers' service-learning programs are a perfect match for expanding offerings within Study Abroad offices and other international curricula. Consider a volunteer vacation as an "alternative break" in winter or spring. Global Volunteers is a co-sponsored volunteer partner with the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Office and meets study abroad criteria for a number of other colleges.
Travel with a purpose. Make a difference. Join Global Volunteers.
Leave Your Mark on the World
Become directly engaged in person-to-person projects designed to create, nurture and sustain the wellbeing of the world's children - so they can realize the full promise of their human potential. Teach conversational English, math, and other classroom subjects; care for vulnerable and at-risk children in children's homes and orphanages; help construct and repair classrooms, community centers, and health clinics; provide nutrition and health care education, and so much more. Join with friends or family and not only take advantage of discounts, but you can fundraise for your program costs - and multiply your impact through group volunteering. Note: minors must travel with a parent, chaperone or guardian.
"I realized how my contribution made up a piece of the relationship between the United States and India ... and how, when combined with other (volunteers) it's very influential. This experience gave me a unique and unparalleled educational growth, especially at such a formative point in my life. It definitely will affect my future career plans."
~ Sara Marley, VT
You'll have a life-changing experience - exploring a new country and culture, meeting others who want to do the same - all while making the world a better place. You can be confident the time you invest on a Global Volunteers team is well-spent because we have three decades of service-learning expertise. So here's the choice. You can take an ordinary vacation and see the world. Or you can choose a volunteer vacation with us and leave your positive mark on it.