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Volunteer w/ American & Iraqi Teams Tackling Climate Change/Health - High School Students

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United Planet

Join Climate Change and Health Teams of High Schools Students from US and Iraq

United Planet is calling U.S. high school students (rising juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors) to join a Unique State Dept. Funded Summer Program. The American-Iraqi Climate Change and Health Teams Program will engage 128 high school students from the United States and Iraq to work on climate change and its effects on human health, while developing 21st skills, leadership, and partnership. The program requires a volunteer commitment of 4-6 hours per week over 6 weeks and 1-2 hours of orientation over a preparation week. Students will receive an honorarium ($20) and a Certificate of Global Citizen Leadership.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills while working closely with peers in Iraq to address climate change and its impact on health - a leadership, resume, and community service builder! Excellent for internship or community service requirements (up to 40 hours).

Teams will be supported by college and university student Team Captains. Boston University is a signature partner.

Duration of the Program

  • 7 weeks of Team Activities
  • 4-6 hours of volunteer commitment per week
  • Orientation starts June 24 through June 28, 2022 (2 hours)
  • Program activities are entirely virtual: week of July 5th through August 19, 2022
  • Applications due May 30, 2022


  • Meet virtually with the teams for 1 hour per week
  • Engage in the weekly meeting discussions and complete tasks as assigned by the Team Captains
  • Work with teams to on final projects

Desired experience and requirements

  • Available for 4-6 hours of volunteer commitment per week
  • Submit the Program application within the deadline - May 30, 2022
  • Open to rising juniors and seniors


  • Connect with students all over the United States and Iraq
  • Engage in solving global challenges
  • Develop as a global citizen leader
  • Build your resume
  • Expand your global perspectives and horizons

To apply

Complete the Application Form at by May 30, 2022. For any questions, please contact Professor Donna Lubrano at

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About United Planet


361 Newbury Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, US

Mission Statement

United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in over 30 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage, and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it’s the most fulfilling experience of their lives.


Established in 2001, United Planet offers personalized, immersive, international experiential learning, service-learning, volunteer, and internship experiences to an extensive network of partners in more than 30 countries. Volunteers and interns have helped address important global issues while broadening cross-cultural understanding, developing leadership and other 21st century skills, building bridges across divides, and forging cohesive and productive cross-border relationships.A United Planet Quest is truly the ultimate educational adventure combining all elements of cultural learning, exploration, and humanitarian service. By working closely with the local people, United Planet volunteers make a positive difference in a range of areas, such as community development, healthcare, education, healthcare, environmental conservation, and more.

United Planet Quests enable volunteers to broaden global perspectives and cross-cultural understanding, improve foreign language skills, work in international teams, develop leadership skills, and most importantly, build lifelong friendships

Please visit United Planet at, email:, or call 1-617-874-8041 to learn more.


Health & Medicine
Environment, Health & Medicine, International


Fri Jun 24, 2022 - Fri Aug 19, 2022


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.



  • Teens


  • 4-6 hours of volunteer commitment per week over 6 weeks with one week of orientation requiring 1-2 hours.

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