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Note: During the COVID-19 outbreak, Global Volunteers is waiving the fee to transfer from affected service programs to a future date.
Experience Cuba hand-in-hand in service and partnership with the Cuban people - for one to two weeks. Our affordable, tax-deductible program enables to you make a genuine contribution to the lives of Cuban youth and adults through community projects and exchanges.
Teach English in small groups; repair and paint community buildings; work with elders, clergy, artists, and shop keepers – and support the Cuban people’s long-standing vision of prosperity.
You serve amidst daily life – experiencing community celebrations to national initiatives -- the only way to obtain a genuine, “non-tourist” perspective of the cultural and social changes on this fascinating island. What’s more, by extending your hand in service and friendship, you build a bridge of mutual respect between two cultures. Show the Cuban people that U.S. Americans care about their future.
- Complete immersion in Cuban culture and daily life
- Contribute to mutual international understanding and respect with the Cuban people
- All logistics (except for international airfare) arranged by our staff, so you can focus on service.
- Global Volunteers' policy: Safety trumps everything. Strict COVID-19 protocols observed.
- Experience authentic Cuban cuisine and community housing.
A mere 90 miles off the southeastern shore of the United States is the island nation of Cuba, a country of 11 million rightfully proud people and an enormously rich culture. But until recently, it’s been a “forbidden” destination for Americans. Now that’s changed. Americans still aren’t permitted to be tourists, but you can legally support the Cuban people and engage in humanitarian projects. Global Volunteers is committed to improving our relationship with the Cuban people and helping their children thrive. Our Cuban community partners have asked for volunteers to help in several areas. We operate a service program in Cuba that fully complies with U.S. and Cuban government restrictions. We know that ordinary people can build bridges of love and understanding through which governments can walk. Our objective is to share who we are as a symbol of the American people’s authentic spirit and solidarity with the Cuban people. Our goal is to support the Cuban people, and to help them with humanitarian projects and civil society as they deem appropriate.