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Over the past ten years, thousands of youths in Singapore embarked on life-changing experiences to our network of volunteer projects, impacting our world in positive ways. You can too.

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What is Global Volunteer?

Global Volunteer is a cross-cultural experience for youths (age 18 – 30) who want personal development and to leave an impact on the world.

  • Duration: 6 weeks

  • Organisation: NGO or Schools

  • Stipend: None

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STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

If you don’t try and experience new things, you’ll never find your full potential. Challenge yourself, and discover the best version of you.

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EXPERIENCE NEW CULTURES

There’s nothing quite like being in a brand new country, living and volunteering with people from all around the globe. Imagine all the things you would learn!

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MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD

If you don’t try and experience new things, you’ll never find your full potential. Challenge yourself and discover the best version of you that you never knew.

Why Choose AIESEC?

  • Affordable Volunteering Program Fees
  • A local AIESECer to support you with the application process and outgoing preparation
  • A local volunteer in the host country to help you with project preparation
  • Online and offline support
  • Accommodation and meals may be provided (refer to our opportunities for more details)
  • Access to Volunteering Opportunities in partner countries
  • Access to leadership development assessment tools
  • Support with VISA documents and insurance
  • Personal Goal Setting Sessions before the programme
  • Outgoing preparation sessions before the program

Programme Fee

To be paid after getting selected for the project of your choice

SGD 600

*This cost does not include airfares, insurance, visas or immunisations.

Global Volunteer

Why Taiwan?

 Dubbed “Formosa” by the Portuguese which means beautiful island, Taiwan has a vast diversity of landscapes and a mix of ancient and modern cultures throughout the country, with many different types of volunteer projects available regardless of the urban or rural areas.

With globalisation bringing economic prosperity, it has also brought its own set of challenges. The influx of immigrants lately, requires understanding and acceptance of different cultures, and learning English is crucial for the society and future progress.

Immerse yourself in the local culture and promote multiculturalism while teaching English through experiential learning instead of the usual rote memorization.

What are you waiting for?

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Why Vietnam?

An exotic country full of beautiful natural landscapes as well as bustling cities, Vietnam has been rapidly developing over the past few decades. However, behind the hustle and bustle of the city belies a country with multiple social issues.

Only one-third of Vietnamese youths continued their education beyond lower secondary school in 2014. The lack of health information and services deteriorates the health status of Vietnamese youths, especially high-risk groups such as young migrants or drug addicts.

Tackle these issues and help Vietnamese youths discover what they can do for their country and take care of their own health while immersing yourself in the rich culture of the Vietnamese.

What are you waiting for?

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Why Myanmar?

Myanmar, also known as Burma, is called the
‘Golden Land’ for its abundance of glittering, sacred pagodas and its exotic beauty.

Myanmar is a less developed country with a lower-middle income population. Myanmar’s English proficiency is ranked as the bottom 10% worldwide; and Myanmar’s tourism industry has suffered from a big drop in tourists due to the unfolding refugee crisis in northern Rakhine.

What are you waiting for?

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Why Indonesia?

This beguiling nation of over 17,000 islands has massive potential for development. AIESEC in Indonesia seeks to Improve the quality of education through Edunesia, develop the environment through Environesia, develop the economy through Grownesia. It’s hard to beat Indonesia for the sheer range of experiences on offer. Learn more about Indonesian culture and connect back to your roots for some.

What are you waiting for?

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Why Poland?

This year we decided to look more of what Poland needs and to adjust our projects and activities to the issues we have around us.

We are inviting you to join in creating a better Poland through AIESEC opportunities, to discover the wonders of this amazing country situated in the centre of Europe that manages to perfectly combine the eastern and the western details.

Expect to find here warm people who will always welcome everyone just like their long time friends, great foods and impressive and modern buildings

What are you waiting for?

Experience Stories

  • - Nathaniel, NTU  Exchange to Taiwan

    My overall experience in Taiwan is very satisfying. They put in efforts to make me feel comfortable there by arranging meet up sessions with other AIESECers and even surprising me for my birthday! The school which I volunteered in also helped to ensure that I was adapting during my internship period there. I learnt more about myself more during the project and being more independent since I was alone and knew no one before. I also learnt how to communicate with people of different ages, since most of the time I interact with kids and the teachers who are older than me. It was a very enriching and unique experience that we won’t get from other programs in university.

    - Nathaniel, NTU Exchange to Taiwan
  • - Jan Wai, NTU  Exchange to Taiwan

    Through this volunteering project and living abroad alone for the first time, I have many opportunities in developing my independence and being able to multi-task. Furthermore, I got the chance to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures, enhancing my cross-cultural experience. By sharing my own culture, the children get to know and see the world through my sharings. I felt I have bring them to a country outside of Taiwan! Other than being taught to see things from different perspectives, the children are now more motivated to pursue what they are interested in.

    - Jan Wai, NTU Exchange to Taiwan
  • - Myo Myo, NTU  Exchange to Poland

    I taught English and Culture at three schools, which were all different in so many ways. In some, I was conducting English practice sessions, while in others the school wanted toemphasise on an exchange of culture and interactions such that Polish kids learn to embrace new cultures. I have never felt so much life in my everyday life before. I received so much warmth and love from my host parents and siblings and they made it a must to let me try every single new Polish dish, visit castles and secret getaway places while they listened intently whenever I shared stories of myself. I am sure we all were mutually grateful to have had each other asfamily at that point in our lives.

    - Myo Myo, NTU Exchange to Poland

The Process

  • Step 1: Browse our projects and INDICATE YOUR INTEREST!

    Browse our available projects here. Indicate your interest and we will be in touch to offer the most suitable project for you!

  • Step 2: Secure an interview and get matched

    Attend an interview for the projects/internship positions you have applied for and get matched. Show them why you care, ask them questions and if it’s all good – pay, sign and you’re set!

  • Step 3: Get ready, get prepared

    Receive personalised support from your local AIESEC manager who will be attached to you throughout your journey. Attend our preparation spaces. Sort out flights, visa, insurance & logistics.

  • Step 4: Step outside your comfort zone

    Pack your bags, open your mind and get ready to embark on a life-changing experience! Discover your world and most importantly, yourself.

Can 6 weeks change your life?

Sign up and get free access to opportunities

Got Questions?

Our opportunities are for people between the ages of 18-30

We have 4 local offices within 4 universities that help students to go abroad. Our National office is located at *SCAPE HubQuarters and Global office in Montreal, Canada. You can find out more about the local offices at https://aiesec.org.sg/about-us/.

Yes, after you finish your experience, you will be invited to join our Re-integration Seminar where you will be presented your certificate.

Different countries require different documents however you will require your passport. We will advise you with regards to VISA and provide an invitation letter if necessary. You will have to purchase travel insurance and flight tickets.

AIESEC is a not for profit organisation. By virtue of us being non-political and independent, we also do not get any external funding. The exchange programme fees ensures that this organisation is kept sustainable, while providing youths with the best leadership experience possible.

No, this is a volunteer opportunity so no stipend is provided.

Currently, there is no subsidy offered for the Global Volunteer programme. However, for students, you may choose to use your PSEA funds to cover the costs of your trip.

No, Taiwan visa for Chinese citizens only last for 14 days.

Yes. You can decide on the country, but that is subject to the availability of opportunities/projects. It is always better to talk with an AIESEC experience manager (one will be assigned to you after you sign up!). Our experience managers will give you proper suggestions to ensure that you have the best experience.

Yes. There will most probably be other volunteers who have signed up for the same program. There would also be at least two AIESEC experience managers in contact with you, one from Singapore and the other from the country that you have chosen to volunteer in.

You will be contacted by a local AIESEC member who will do an interview before you start applying to find out more about which projects would suit your motivations. Following that you would have to attend an interview with the organisation that you have chosen to volunteer at. You will be assisted by our friendly Experience Managers through the whole process. Therefore you would have nothing to worry about :).

Food and accommodation is provided in most of the opportunities, however if not, the subsidy or overall cost is mentioned. It is listed in each opportunity.

It greatly depends on your destination country. Usually, you can stay in a house with natives, or in a hostel or apartment with other exchange students.

The standard period for volunteering would be 6 weeks. However, do communicate your availability and timeline to your Local AIESEC member as he/she will help you to find an opportunity that is suitable for your schedule.