Work, teach, learn and play alongside students and communities, building relationships and changing lives.
Every year Global Village Connect offers a variety of community outreach trips. All are welcome. We are looking for people with many different skill sets who want to help!
If you are interested in an upcoming trip or would like us to organize a community outreach trip for your group, use the Questions about travel … form on this page to contact us.
On every trip we spend time volunteering — getting to know families and students in our partner communities, immersing ourselves in their culture and helping them with projects to improve their livelihood — and time touring. Many of the trips include add-on adventures with plenty of personal time to enjoy remarkable surroundings.
Choose a country below to learn more about the volunteer projects we have undertaken in the recent past and to get a taste of what a community outreach trip with Global Village Connect is like.
In Nicaragua we have helped build eco-kitchens in the Thomas Borges community and developed a business plan for producing jam to boost household incomes. Plus, we explored breath-taking volcanoes — ziplining through the cloud forest, volcano boarding down the slopes and kayaking in warm volcanic lakes.
Our latest trip to South Africa was designed especially for teens — with projects and sightseeing in Cape Town, the Kruger area and Hermanus. We joined Australian volunteers and local youth to build colorful and productive keyhole-shaped gardens in a schoolyard, and worked alongside local coaches advancing sports, physical education, health and nutrition.
In Mae Salong, a small village in the northern mountains, we will help build a much-needed water storage tank. We will also spend time at Second Chance Bangkok, a second-hand goods store in impoverished Long Toey. Adventure highlights include visiting an elephant sanctuary and a tea plantation.
Our Give a goat and Sustainable organic farming projects are flourishing in Uganda. On our most recent trip we delivered over 50 goats to families in the Buppala community. We also helped with the school’s organic farm and participated in a photo/video project with school children. This trip also included optional gorilla trekking and a wildlife safari.