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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.