The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
World Heritage is a public benefit organization dedicated to fostering foreign cultural enrichment and intercultural understanding through youth exchange programs.
Founded in 1980 as Spanish Heritage, World Heritage originally focused on students from the Hispanic cultures, but has since expanded its programs to embrace other nationalities. World Heritage has been designated as an Exchange Visitor program by the United States Department of State and conducts its programs in accordance with the standards established by the U.S. Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET). World Heritage offers qualified students 15 - 18 years old from over 15 countries to spend a high school school year (or semester) with a volunteer host family. World Heritage is also honored to participate in 2 State Department grant scholarship programs (FLEX and YES) enabling it to bring over students from the former Soviet Republics and countries with significant Muslim populations in the name of friendship. World Heritage believes that it is through cultural exchange a greater international understanding is achieve among people and countries.