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, help farmers in community gardens, repair and paint buildings with community leaders, landscape public parks, work with elders, clergy, artists, and shop keepers – and support the Cuban people’s long-standing vision of prosperity.
Volunteering in Cuba puts you in the midst of daily events and developments – from 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.
- Work with Cubans on projects they have deemed priorities.
- All logistics (except for international airfare) arranged by our staff, so you can focus on volunteering.
- Global Volunteers' policy: safety trumps everything. Volunteers are well taken care of by their Team Leader while on a service program.
- Discover the fascinating culture of the island by working with and learning about Cuban people.
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.