Deep in West Virginia there are "empowerment zones" characterized by poverty and unemployment; these friendly coal-mining towns are seeking your help. You have the chance to volunteer in a part of the USA most Americans have forgotten.
For almost 20 years our volunteers in Appalachia have provided essential services to our partner’s community revitalization programs in West Virginia’s Fayette County. The Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS) provides education and networking for working class and disenfranchised peoples, while it also rehabilitates rundown and energy inefficient homes for low-income families.
Contribute your time and skills, and experience a world misunderstood by casual visitors - acquainting yourself with the dreams, struggles and successes of Appalachian people. You can work one-on-one with children, teens and adults on education, labor, and cultural projects. Your help will be greatly appreciated and you will love this land, its people, and the opportunity to get to know them and support them.
Global Volunteers is dedicated to waging peace in the World through development projects that provide international volunteer opportunities. Through these projects we offer volunteers the chance to work alongside local communities all around the world while learning from them.
Global Volunteers is a non-profit organization that has been giving short-term volunteers the chance to provide essential services to local people on service programs since 1984. At Global Volunteers you will be working under the direction of local leaders, while team members form groundwork for international peace via common, global understanding. We sustain authentic development projects with host communities and give volunteers wide opportunities to help.
Since 1984, over 30,000 people have volunteered with Global Volunteers in 34 different countries. Check out our website to learn more about how to join this movement and become a Global Volunteer!