What is Global Volunteer?
Global Volunteer is a cross-cultural volunteer experience of 6-12 weeks for young people who seek to develop themselves and the world. Discover the art of experiential wanderlust by working with NGOs or on projects to impact local society. Open your eyes towards the possibility to build, create, teach, and travel. Emerge yourself in a new culture by living with a host family to fully experience a new culture. Starting from 329 euro, accommodation and all guidance of AIESEC is included. Grab your backpack, it’s time to go!
Why do we provide volunteer experiences?
As AIESEC, we choose to shape what we do around what the world needs. We have committed to creating a youth movement to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations by 2030. That's why each volunteering project is linked to one of the Sustainable Development Goals. This way, you will be able to impact the 2030 agenda by volunteering with AIESEC.
LET'S GET STARTED!
Sign up via aiesec.org/sign-up
Your nearest AIESEC office will contact you to make an appointment or get help to find a project that you like.
Search & Apply
Find a project in our database that aligns with your interests! Apply for it to know more about the process.
Found a project that you like and applied for an interview with the host country? We'll guide you through the process to prepare you for your exchange!
Prepare & Go!
We will prepare you before you leave with all necessary information to live an unforgettable experience!
You won't be alone
AIESEC is an organization by youth for youth. This means that you will get help and support throughout the whole process from volunteers of your age. You will get an AIESEC buddy in Belgium and a buddy in the country you are going to. They will be always there to support and advise you whenever you need anything.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU TO PROVIDE
Getting the right visa, arriving in an unknown country is not always easy! That's why AIESEC will help you to arrange your visa, provide you with arrival pick-up information before your experience and with departure instructions post-experience.
Clear job description
You want to do the job you signed up for, right? We will ensure that by accompanying you to the workplace on the first day, ensuring your job description and goals are clear, and working hours align to the initial description.
Safe living conditions
We don't want you to leave unprepared, and that's why life and health insurance is mandatory for taking part in an AIESEC exchange. We will also provide you with information about accommodation and basic living costs, so that there are no unpleasant discoveries when you're there!
We don't want you to depart without expectations: we want you to get the most out of this as possible! Together, we will set clear expectations, provide cultural preparation and facilitate learning spaces before and during your experience.
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES WITH AIESEC
This project made me learn the importance of education. When you teach to kids, you are not just a teacher, you become a master, an influencer. You realize that what you do is a gift for them. Not only teaching, even playing will impact them. Unconsciously you open them many doors to a huge future. Also with AIESEC I met people coming from all over the world, I found myself in strangers when it’s difficult to find ourselves in our own community. I just realized that the world is not that big. We are not that different. In my head now the world is small. It’s the human beings who keep creating those boundaries between all the communities. And with AIESEC, I found a way to break all of them.
Leïla, Global Volunteer in Vietnam
Combining a volunteering project and travelling is the best combination according to me if you want to develop your leadership, create an impact around you and have fun at the same time. During my stay in Peru, I discovered the local community and their habits, I learned so many things, travelled to many different wonderful places in the country and most importantly I helped children with difficulties and I taught them values that are important to us in Belgium, to empower them to become responsible adults. I think that this kind of volunteering internship is really important because it facilitates exchanges between different countries and it offers people a more open-minded view.
I would thus recommend everyone to embarge on a volunteering experience because my only regret was that it didn’t last longer.
Louise, Global Volunteer in Peru
It was the first time that I experienced such a combination of uncertainty, curiosity and excitement. From the beginning of our project, we were tasked with creating awareness about the human rights among the local youth. And aside from developing an online campaign, we also personally got in contact with them. I wrapped up my work in the NGO during the last days and enjoyed being a volunteer: I had meetings in the morning to define new strategic goals for the organization, and we went motorcycling in the afternoon to discover the most remote beaches of the island. Although I was sad I had to leave, I’m incredibly happy to have done this project!
Henri and Evelien showcased their experience in a series of Youtube videos. Learn more about their experience by clicking here to watch them!
Henri, Global Volunteer in Brazil
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AIESEC is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leadership development and cross-cultural global internship and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe, with a focus to empower young people so they can make a positive impact on society.