"I'm sure when I ponder my life experiences, during the twilight of my years, I will regard my six weeks in Thailand as six of the most sensational weeks of my life... I traveled to Thailand hoping for an enriching experience. What I found exceeded my wildest expectations."
Chris Cox, International Health Program, Thailand
Since 1993, Global Service Corps has pioneered new approaches to combining community service and service learning into meaningful and substantive volunteer projects in Cambodia and Tanzania. Our vision is to continue to grow this corps of volunteer programs to incorporate more local communities in Africa, Asia and elsewhere around the world. We believe we are differentiated in 5 ways from other international volunteer programs:
  • A Continuum of Volunteer Choices: Global Service Corps provides a full continuum of international volunteer programs from short-term introduction to service-learning programs, to two-week through six-month service-learning programs, to one-year fellowship programs. Semester credit-bearing programs are also available.
  • Volunteer In-Country Orientation & Training: GSC provides one or two-week in-country orientation and volunteer training sessions at the start of each of our programs and the GSC SOS Fellowship Program includes a four-week orientation and training.
  • Community Training Programs: Global Service Corps has always placed a high priority on sustainable and appropriate community development projects. GSC provides specific training of trainers (TOT) training to all service-learning volunteers. This training prepares GSC service-learning program participants to provide trainings to our host communities.
  • Local Counterparts: A Network of Support: GSC has developed a cadre of counterparts that are strongly committed to helping volunteers understand the cultural and technical aspects of their service project and integrate into the local community. GSC volunteers and their counterparts build mutually beneficial and often long lasting bonds of friendship.
  • Homestays: Cultural Immersion: GSC volunteers have the opportunity to live with a local Tanzanian family and truly be integrated with their local community during an experience volunteering abroad. For eligible programs, homestays are also possible in Cambodia. Host families have been carefully chosen by GSC and our partners, and many have hosted volunteers over the course of several years.