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Global Volunteers

4.9 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Type
  • None
Established
  • 1984
Headquarters
  • St. Paul, MN, USA
Trips
  • 1

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Global Volunteers Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

4.9 out of 5
Excellent 14 Great 1 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 0
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Great experience July 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This past June, I went to St. Lucia on a Global Volunteers service trip. It was a great experience. I tutored high school age students at a school for kids who need extra support. During my free time I enjoyed the tropical flowers and dramatic scenery. Going snorkeling was a highlight for me. The other volunteers were friendly and easy to spend time with, and the local coordinator was absolutely top notch. This was my first trip to the Caribbean. I saw a slice of life there that I would never have seen, had I just gone as a tourist.
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amazed February 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I went to Cuba for two weeks with Global Volunteers to tutor English and learn about the Cuban culture, and I was amazed, enlightened, fulfilled, and rewarded beyond words with my experience there. G.V. is very organized, the cultural activities were very good, the local contacts were brilliant, the students I tutored were wonderful and grateful, and the people of Cuba are very welcoming. Thanks Global Volunteers.
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Amazing people November 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My experience in India has been life-changing. I met and worked with the most amazing people, dedicated volunteers, and came away from the experience having received more than I gave. Please consider a trip to India or make a donation - large or even small....every amount helps change the lives of others and will add greatly to your own personal happiness. I am a better person today for having participated in a Global Volunteers experience....I learned to grow my heart!
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Fabulous opportunity! July 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My experience teaching law in China is one I will remember and cherish my entire life. Thank you for such a fabulous opportunity! The balance between teaching, free time and field trips was perfect. I'd do it again in a minute.
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GV makes it possible for anyone to be involve in a community. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
GV has a fantastic service philosophy: do what you are asked to do, in the way you are asked to do it because this is the host community's project, not GV's. You are able to make a difference in even a short amount of time because you continue the work of those before you and your work is continued when you move on. Yet each volunteer earns her/his own special place in the hearts of those they work with because of the unique time you spend together.
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A wonder life experience, one has got to feel! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing life experience..., have kept in touch with many of the students I have met and, enjoyed the cultural interaction and their warm hospitality. Genuinely appreciate what Global Volunteers does. I'm committed to returning to Crete and participate in other countries programs as well. Few experiences compare to how GV makes it possible of opening your heart to a child and seeing them respond.
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Stride Review

Global Volunteers is a non-profit program that aims to serve communities worldwide, with volunteers usually averaging about three volunteer trips over their lifetimes.

About half of team members are under age 55, and half are over 55, with the fastest growing population under the age of 20. An increasing number of families and various intergenerational pairings are starting to exlore volunteer opportunities together. "Baby Boomers" have helped the company pioneer service programs worldwide for nearly three decades.

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From Global Volunteers

Global Volunteers is a private, non-profit (501C-3) tax-exempt organization working at the invitation and under the direction of local leaders to deliver the 12 Essential Services to partner communities worldwide. By honoring local problem solving, we engage you in respectful, direct community service. These "people-to-people" initiatives succeed where simply writing a check often fails.

Our methods of volunteer engagement and program management set the standard for appropriate community service. We take a comprehensive, integrated approach to community development to catalyze sustained partnerships directed by local leaders, targeting at-risk children. Each program is evaluated frequently, and maintained over the long term. We choose our host partners thoughtfully, and prepare our volunteers carefully. Most important, Global Volunteers is led by experts grounded in development to ensure that the work we do genuinely contributes to communities for the better. When you work with us, you maximize your contribution as a "servant learner." That's how you change lives - yours and community members'.

Trips & Specials

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7 days
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Basic - 2 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,695

Highlights

  • Child Care
  • Gardens
  • Classroom Tutoring
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Explore the region of Hanoi
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