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GVN Impact
20,161 volunteers
GVN Impact
3,024,150 service hours
GVN Impact
$2.5m raised

20,161 volunteers

Since 2002, GVN has placed 20,161 volunteers in 22 programs around the world alongside empowering grassroots community projects.

3,024,150 hours

GVN has facilitated 3,024,150 volunteer hours to grassroots community organizations. Based on average placement of 5 weeks, 30 hours per week.


GVN Foundation has raised US$2,457,493.14 for nutrition, education, infrastructure and sustainability projects.

Colin Salisbury GVN Founder

Hi, I'm Colin, Global Volunteer Network's founder

I started GVN 14 years ago after volunteering abroad in Ghana. Since then, we have sent over 20161 volunteers abroad – and they have changed many communities for the better. Today, we offer 93 projects, in 17 countries, on 5 continents. I love seeing just how much impact our volunteers have. Join our movement today and make an impact yourself!

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