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.
Our mission is to create a living network of ongoing cross-cultural exchange that builds understanding, global connectedness and world peace.
Global Citizen Journey is a visionary and action oriented project that will bring vital energy, support and resources to communities in need --and provide a rich transformative experience for volunteers. The project has multiple purposes: citizen diplomacy, peacemaking, leadership building, environmental activism and service. Journeys bring a group of international participants to join with local participants for a three week residential experience, with half the time spent on the work project (such as planting trees) and the other half in circles and workshops to build relationships and develop skills of communication, compassionate listening and conflict resolution as well as cross-cultural and gender relations.