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This program is open to international volunteers!


Contribute to community development efforts in Miami! Volunteer for one of many local organizations that are working to help local populations.

Program Highlights
  • Live and volunteer in the vibrant city of Miami
  • Contribute to the conservation to the local community
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Live in a beautiful, local inn
  • Enjoy exploring Miami in your free time after meaningful volunteer work

Your Schedule at a Glance (Minimum One-week commitment): 

Arrival Day, Sunday:
Arrive at Miami International Airport (MIA). You will be picked up at the airport and taken to the inn. Dinner will be provided at 7:30 pm for new and current volunteers.

Days 1, Monday: You will be given an orientation by the local volunteer coordinator at 9:00 AM. The rest of the afternoon is free for exploration.

Days 2-5, Tuesday-Friday: Your schedule depends upon the placement, yet a typical day will begin at 7:00 AM with a continental breakfast at the inn and volunteer work at 9:00 am for 3-5 hours. Before or after volunteer hours is free time to enjoy as you wish.  

Day 6, Saturday: Departure day for volunteers staying only one week. Weekends are free for volunteers extending their stay.

Remaining Weeks: The remaining weeks will usually follow the schedule of volunteering Monday-Friday and having weekends free.
 
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Location of the Project:  Miami, Florida, United States
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Project length:  Min 1 week - Max 12 weeks
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Arrival Airport:  Miami International Airport (MIA)
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Volunteer Work:  Community aid
Age:  Min age of 18 (Minors must be accompanied by an adult/legal guardian).
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Number of Volunteers:  Up to 20 international volunteers
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Important Note:  Volunteers are notified of their specific placement on the Thursday prior to their arrival.

What's Included

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Accommodations:  Shared rooms at a local inn
Food:  Breakfast is provided daily
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Airport Transfers:  Airport pickup is provided upon arrival between 08:00 am - 08:00 pm.
Orientation:  Orientation is provided on the first Monday.
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Support:  Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.

What's not Included

Flights, visas (if required), travel health insurance, lunches and dinners, public transportation costs (approx. $5-7 USD per day), personal expenses.
This project is located in the vibrant, beachside city of Miami. The city is located in the southeast section of Florida. is filled with shining beaches, tropical, lush gardens and cuisine from all parts of the world. 
Despite being a city known for its, food, partying, beaches, extravagance, and wealthy retirees, more than 1,000 people are living on the streets. The reason for this is, of course, always due to multiple factors but some of the overarching reasons are due to a lack of affordable housing and devastation caused by natural disasters. Community organizations are working to provide support to the city’s most vulnerable population, as well as to low-income families struggling to make ends meet through food banks, shelters, community centers, education, and advocation, among other initiatives. Volunteers will help support these organizations and the myriad of ways they support those communities in need.

Volunteer placements vary, but may include working in a soup kitchen, beautifying homeless shelters, sorting donations, assisting with teaching at community centers and/or supporting local, urban farms. No matter the placement, volunteers can be sure to be having a positive impact on the community. Volunteers are notified of their specific placement on the Thursday prior to their arrival.

We have a network of hundreds of community partners across the country who work on a variety of projects to sustain and support their communities. Volunteers are matched with projects upon a variety of factors, including the needs of the community partners, the volunteer’s interests, and the time of year. While serving, our volunteers will gain experience and understanding of the city and its communities, while also gaining applicable skills for the future. 

Holidays: Please note that this program is closed during the following days:
  • December 21, 2020 - January 8, 202
  • December 20, 2021 - January 7, 2022
Internet
Internet:  Free WiFi is available for use at the inn.
Laundry
Laundry:  Coin-operated laundry machines are available for use at the inn.
Accommodations
Accommodations:  Volunteers will stay in shared, mixed gender, dorm-style rooms at a local inn. The inn is located in the heart of the art district. There are up to four volunteers per room. Female-only rooms can be requested. Private rooms may be available for an additional fee.
Food:  Breakfasts are included. Breakfast is continental-style, with coffee, bagels, cream cheese and jams, granola bars, fresh fruit, etc.
Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:
  • Police clearance
  • Minimum age of 18 (Or accompanied by an adult)
  • Basic level of English
Volunteers have afternoons and weekends free to explore! Below are a few tourist destinations/ attractions that we recommend visiting:
  • South Beach
  • Haulover Park
  • Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
  • The Bass (Contemporary Art Museum)
  • Everglades National Park
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