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Global Volunteers

http://www.globalvolunteers.org

Global Volunteers is a private, nonprofit, non-sectarian international human and economic development organization founded in 1984 in St. Paul, Minn. Mobilizing teams of short-term volunteers year-around to assist on long-term local projects, Global Volunteers supports host communities in 17 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America or the South Pacific with programs focused on at-risk children and their families. Projects range from one to three weeks and include teaching conversational English, caring for at-risk children, constructing community buildings, public health care assistance and more. Global Volunteers is in consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC and has worked in partnership with more than 200 local organizations worldwide.