InterNations Volunteer Groups — A Summer of Making a Difference

The InterNations Volunteer Program offers great opportunities for helping others and giving something back to the community you live in.

Our Volunteer Groups — 32 around the globe — have been very active this summer, with almost 100 activities in August and September and 1,500 people taking part so far.

Already, more than 20,400 InterNations members are part of a Volunteer Group and help support children in need, elderly citizens, refugees, homeless people, or low-income families. In August and September, group members made a difference for more than 400 people. The following activities are just a few examples of all the ways InterNations members made a difference this summer.

Kuala Lumpur — A Hike with Refugee Children

1. Kuala Lumpur - Going on a hike with Refugee Children

Members of the InterNations Volunteer Group in Kuala Lumpur went on an excursion with refugee children from Pandawas Academy. This school provides mostly children from Pakistan and Afghanistan with free classes and education.

Santiago de Chile — Celebrating the Day of the Child

Santiago Children´s Day celebration at Casa Esperanza

Our Santiago Volunteer Group celebrated the “Day of the Child” with kids at the “House of Hope”. Members decorated everything with balloons and offered face painting and soccer games. This activity not only made the children smile but InterNations members as well.

Munich — Refugee Support

Munich - Social Impact Night, International Day of Peace

Munich has welcomed thousands of newly arrived refugees in the last few weeks. Members of the Munich Volunteer Group collected hundreds of suitcases, clothing items and hygiene products during the Social Impact Night in September. Some of them also help by sorting and distributing donations every Saturday at the refugee camp Bayernkaserne.

Rio de Janeiro — Creating a Garden for Children from the Favelas

4. Rio De Janeiro - Building a garden for a kindergarden for children from the favelas
Members of our Volunteer Group in Rio de Janeiro also tried to make a difference by helping to create a community garden for a kindergarten in one of the city’s favelas. The activity was a great success.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Doha — Walking Rescue Dogs

5. Doha - Walking the Rescue Dogs
Every week, members of our Doha Volunteer Group meet up to walk the dogs from a local animal shelter / rescue home. This is important for the animals and — as there are not enough caretakers — a way to show them some extra love.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Singapore — Cycling for Hope

6. Singapore - Cycling for Hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To raise funds and help the victims of the flood in Myanmar, members of the Singapore Volunteer Group went “Cycling for Hope” and embarked on a 20-kilometer bike ride.

Sao Paulo — Barbecue and a Cause

7. Sao Paulo - Barbecue and a Cause

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The São Paulo Volunteer Group hosted a barbecue to raise funds for their next cultural activity in October. The money will be donated to CPM, a non-profit organization helping people of the local community learn English.

Madrid — Collection of School Materials for Underprivileged Children

8. Madrid - Collection of school materials for underprivileged children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In cooperation with the Red Cross, the Madrid Volunteer Group collected pencils, pens, rulers, notebooks and other school materials to support low-income families in Madrid.

28 Responses to “InterNations Volunteer Groups — A Summer of Making a Difference”

  1. Hi,

    Is there volunteer group in Jakarta, Indonesia?

  2. Hi Anet,

    Thanks for getting in touch! I’m afraid that we don’t have a Volunteer Group in Jakarta yet.

    If you should be interested in maybe starting one yourself, please contact our Volunteer Program team directly via volunteerprogram@internations.org. Thank you!

    Best,
    Margit

  3. HI,

    I was wondering if you have nay such volunteer groups in Miami?

    Thanks,

    Tanja

  4. Hi Tanja,

    Thanks for getting in touch! I’m afraid that we don’t have a Volunteer Group in Miami yet.

    If you should be interested in maybe starting one yourself, please contact our Volunteer Program team directly via volunteerprogram@internations.org. Thank you!

    Best,
    Margit

  5. Please feel free to leave comments.

    I want to teach children on aquaponic art and cooking.
    How can I do this?

  6. Hi Targol,

    Thanks for getting in touch!

    If you have any suggestions concerning our Volunteer Groups, please contact our Volunteer Program team directly via volunteerprogram@internations.org. Thank you!

    Best,
    Margit

  7. Hey guys,
    I am definitely interested in volunteering. Is there a group of volunteers in Malta?
    Regards,
    Sara

  8. Hi Sara,

    Thanks for getting in touch! I’m afraid that we don’t have a Volunteer Group in Malta yet.

    If you should be interested in maybe starting one yourself, please contact our Volunteer Program team directly via volunteerprogram@internations.org. Thank you!

    Best,
    Margit

  9. Hi there. Do you have a volunteer group in Istanbul? I’m interested to join..

  10. Hi Jacqueline,

    Thanks for getting in touch! We do have a Volunteer Group in Istanbul.

    You can find more information about it here: https://www.internations.org/activity-group/11349

    Best,
    Margit

  11. This is very impressive! I hope that InterNations helps the refugees from Syria, as they try to settle in Europe.
    This the humanitarian challenge of our time.

  12. Hi Paula,

    Thanks for your feedback! The InterNations Volunteer Groups cooperate with different local NPOS in each city and thus support a variety of causes. However, the Munich Volunteer Group does focus on supporting Alveni, a relief organization for refugees in the Munich area, as well as the large refugee accommodation at Bayernkaserne, which houses up to 2,000 newly arrived refugees (including from Syria).

    Best,
    Margit

  13. Hi there!

    Do we have a Volunteer Group in Kyrgyzstan? It would be interesting to me to become a part of some activity in Volunteering?

    Thanks!

  14. Hi Zalina,

    Thanks for getting in touch! I’m afraid that we don’t have a Volunteer Group in Bishkek yet.

    If you should be interested in maybe starting one yourself, please contact our Volunteer Program team directly via volunteerprogram@internations.org. Thank you!

    Best,
    Margit

  15. Hi Internations!

    Congrats 4 the great great work you’re doing with Volunteer Groups!;)

    Do you have a Volunteer Group in Tokyo?

    I’m interesting in becoming a part of some activity in Volunteering.

    Tks & Best!

    Maria

  16. Hi Maria,

    Thanks for getting in touch! I’m afraid that we don’t have a Volunteer Group in Tokyo yet.

    If you should be interested in maybe starting one yourself, please contact our Volunteer Program team directly via volunteerprogram@internations.org. Thank you!

    Best,
    Margit

  17. Very impressive indeed!

    I am moving to ROME, I am an ENGLISH, MUSIC and GERMAN TEACHER, can I join any programs to help refugees?
    thanks for getting back to me!!!

    IRENE C.

  18. Hi Irene,

    Thanks for your interest in our Volunteer Program! We do have a Volunteer Group in our Rome Community, though it doesn’t support any NPOs working with refugees in Italy. You can find more information here:

    https://www.internations.org/activity-group/6815

    Best,
    Margit

  19. Do we have volunteer group in China?

  20. Hi Erika,

    Thanks for getting in touch! We do have Volunteer Groups in Beijing and Shanghai. You can find more information on them here:

    https://www.internations.org/activity-group/2857

    https://www.internations.org/activity-group/4110

    Best,
    Margit

  21. Hello there!

    Do let me know if there are any Volunteer group/program in Dubai, UAE.

  22. Hi Steffi,

    Thank you for your interest in our Volunteer Program! There’s indeed an InterNations Volunteer Group in Dubai. You can find more information here:

    https://www.internations.org/activity-group/6809

    Best,
    Margit

  23. Hi Guys!,

    I am definitely interested in volunteering. Is there a group of volunteers in Prague?
    I just move 3 months ago so I am not sure about it…
    Regards,
    Clau

  24. Hi Claudia,

    Thanks for getting in touch! I’m afraid that we don’t have a Volunteer Group in Prague yet.

    If you should be interested in maybe starting one yourself, please contact our Volunteer Program team directly via volunteerprogram@internations.org. Thank you!

    Best,
    Margit

  25. Hi!

    Any Volunteer Group in Mexico City? I would love to participate in these kind of activities Thanks!

  26. Hi Paola,

    Thanks for getting in touch! I’m afraid that we don’t have a Volunteer Group in Mexico City yet.

    If you should be interested in maybe starting one yourself, please contact our Volunteer Program team directly via volunteerprogram@internations.org. Thank you!

    Best,
    Margit

  27. Hi, I’m wondering how I can get involved in volunteering. Is there anything in or near ruse, Bulgaria for next summer? Or anything in scotland for the time being?

  28. Hi Maggie,

    Thank you for your interest in the InterNations Volunteer Program! Unfortunately, we don’t have a Volunteer Group in Sofia, Edinburgh or Glasgow yet. However, if you should be interested in getting a group started yourself, please contact us directly via volunteerprogram@internations.org. Thanks!

    Best,
    Margit

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