Globe Aware

http://www.globeaware.org

Globe Aware is a nonprofit organization that develops short-term volunteer programs in a variety of countries that encourage people to immerse themselves in a unique way of giving back. We have been featured and profiled in numerous news outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, and Business Week. Every activity we engage is intended to accomplish one of two things: promote cultural awareness or promote sustainability. For us the concept of cultural awareness means to recognize and appreciate the real challenges of a culture but not change it. The concept of sustainability, on the other hand, is to help others stand on their own two feet. Our projects meet several key criteria, including safe, culturally interesting, and genuinely beneficial to a needy community.

  • Regions
    Africa/Middle East, Asia/Pacific, Europe/Central Asia, Latin America/Caribbean
  • Countries
    Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Romania, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Services Available
    Care, Community Development
  • Length of Program
    1-2 weeks
  • Minimum Age
    16 and 17 years require a waiver; 15 and under must travel with guardian
  • Phone Number
    877-588-4562
  • Accepts Groups
    Yes
  • Accepts Families
    Yes