Join a Program
So you are looking to join an international volunteer program. You've come to the right place! Global PeaceMakers programs are our international service programs that join volunteers from all over the world to engage with residents in our partner communities of peace for two-week long unforgettable experiences in intercultural service.
At the core of the Global PeaceMakers is service. We believe that through the shared experience of service, international and local volunteers and community members become true global citizens. Over the course of our Global PeaceMakers program, participants experience a personal transformation incomparable to past experiences. By leaving your everyday life to serve and participate in a program, both local and foreign participants are moved by the service they complete, the community members that touch their hearts, and the lifelong bonds of friendship they form with one another. Participants can expect to work hard, play hard, and learn hard. Built into the program is service, cultural experiences, tourism and outings, interactive experiences with the host community, group learning activities, leadership development, cross-cultural education, and group reflection.
What makes Global PeaceMakers unique?
Global PeaceMakers is just one of thousands of available programs in international service. Why should you choose us? There are several things that make us unique—and what makes your experience on our programs incredible.
Local volunteer participants. Unlike most programs, Global PeaceMakers brings international participants from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and more together with full-time participants from the host country and neighboring countries. Why is this important? Within days, any Global PeaceMakers group transforms from strangers from across the world into a real, deeply-connected family that is not only passionate about their friendship and connections but also about service and global brotherhood. You won't find this kind of experience anywhere else.
Sustainable community development. Many programs do development work within developing nations. What is unique about Global PeaceMakers programs is that all of our programs take place in partner communities of peace, These are communities that are established partners and have long been committed to development and service. Volunteers get to experience the rich culture and environment of their host communities, knowing they won't be the first nor the last volunteers to pass through.
Global citizenship education. Our Global PeaceMakers programs make the best use of your two weeks. If you are looking for a program that allows you to give a few hours of service daily and then explore the local bar scene, we are the not the program for you. During the evenings, our volunteers engage in relevant and interesting activities that facilitate personal growth and group learning that explore topics like international aid, cross-cultural communication, leadership development, civic responsibility, and more. These are interactive, fun, and valuable activities that not only encourage friendships among participants but also encourage volunteers to become better individuals and global citizens.