Globe Aware

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
    Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Galápagos Islands, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  • Services Available
    Care, Community Development, Conservation, Construction, Education, Health, Human Rights, Renovation
  • Length of Program
    1-2 weeks
  • Minimum Age
    16 and 17 years require a waiver; 15 and under must travel with guardian
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  • Accepts Groups
  • Accepts Families