Catch The Volunteer Bug


Gillian Burt, a 21-year-old from Toronto, Canada, has the volunteering bug! Gillian has participated in 3 different GVN volunteer programs, starting with Haiti. She also took part in a Be The Change program and most recently volunteered in Uganda in GVN's Organic Farming project.

Read on below to hear about Gillian's experience as a volunteer in Uganda:

"If you are looking for a place to volunteer in any area from HIV/AIDS support to education, Uganda is an unbeatable country. The work is challenging and satisfying on so many levels, and the people and cultural vitality is unparalleled. Jump in with both feet and an open mind, and you will fall in love with beautiful Uganda just as we did."



You Will Never Be The Same

Perhaps the biggest difference that you will make is in you. Volunteering is a life-changing experience. It will provide you with a new outlook and lease on life. You will understand better than most people how you fit into the global family of humanity. Make no mistake about it, this is an experience that you won’t want to miss. Here's what a few of our recent volunteers have said:


"I had the most unbelievable experience. It was hard work but hugely rewarding and after 6 weeks I didn't want it to end. I met so many great people and learnt so much about the environment. By the end it felt like my home; an experience I will never forget and recommend to everyone."

Catriona Moss
Bedfordshire, England



GVN Makes It Easy to Volunteer

We take care of just about everything. You get yourself here, and we'll take care of the rest.

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Airport pickup: On arrival date.
  • Training: In-country orientation.
  • Supervision: In-country staff supervision.
  • Support: Pre-departure personal support from your volunteer coordinator, 24/7 in-country support from partner, and 24hr emergency line.

*Typically included in our programs, but details of meals, accommodation, and other details may vary between programs.


GVN Has A Proven Track Record

We are excited to get your placement under way where you will:

  • Discover a new culture, work with people in need and explore new places.
  • Have the 24/7 support of a non profit with 10 years experience in placing 16461 volunteers that will provide you with an affordable and rewarding placement. Recommended by Bill Gates and CNN.
  • Be a part of progressive non profit that has raised over $1.8 million to help women and children in need.
  • Have the comfort of knowing that GVN staff have collectively flown over 1 million miles to ensure you get a quality placement.
  • Make a long-term impact in your community of choice - it's not just a vacation.


Choose Your Volunteer Project and Apply:

  • Kenya
    Make a difference in the lives of under-privileged children in Kenya
  • Nepal
    Become a big sister or brother to orphans in Nepal
  • Viet Nam
    Provide love and care to orphans, street children, and disabled children in Vietnam
  • Peru
    Contribute to community projects in the capital of the Inca Empire, Peru
  • Be The Change
    Learn how to become a change agent in communities around the world
  • Uganda
    Provide education for AIDS orphans in Uganda

Choose more projects here:


Make a lasting difference to communities in need!

Apply now to learn more. Only 5 minutes to fill out our no-obligation form!


Make a lasting difference to communities in need!

Apply now to learn more. Only 5 minutes to fill out our no-obligation form!