These days with the impact of global news and social media, it is easy to see and be aware of different cultures. Volunteering is often seen as a way of making a change, both to your own life and to the lives of others. Global Handprints believes people of all ages from 5 to 85 can benefit from seeing the world and getting involved. Whether it's to further your professional development, take on a new personal challenge, develop social skills, make new friends or just to have a break from the routine of every day life, there's a benefit from volunteering that's right for you.
Global Handprints believes that volunteering should be a two way street with both the volunteer and the project benefiting from the partnership. Volunteering and voluntouring are about more than just manual labour, they are about sharing ideas, beliefs, skills, strategies, feelings, laughter and building bridges between cultural differences and standards. Community members are often left with new ways to further develop their projects, a renewed inspiration for the work being carried out as well as the belief and knowledge that people all around the world support them. We try to ensure that volunteers leave placements with a new confidence in their professional and personal potential, a belief in the difference they can make and a passion for the community and culture they have become part of.