Good Neighbors Overseas Volunteering (GNVol)

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Implement Organized and Systematic Relief Work with 21 Regional Offices

Good Neighbors selects and dispatches volunteers who are willing to help children and people in developing countries who suffer from poverty, wars, and natural disasters.

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  • Dispatch Procedures
  • Volunteer System
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The First Overseas Volunteering

Dispatched volunteers for Rwanda refugee aid in Zaire Goma in1994 (8 times, total 92 people)

Total number of volunteers

At first, 3 long-term volunteers were dispatched to Bangladesh in 1997.To date(2009 Dec.), total 25 times about 250 volunteers have worked in 16 countries.

GNVol Volunteering Areas

Administrative assistance, education, community development, child support

Returning Members’ Network

Returning members, from overseas volunteering, work at NGO and international organization using their experience, or inform current poverty issues to Korea though returning members’ network.

01 Publish a wanted ad → select (application phase,written examination, interview)→ 03 Domestic education (2weeks)→ 04 Dispatch → 05 Training to adapt field country(1month)→ 06 Volunteering(1year) → 07 Briefing session after returning from abroad → 08 Returning members’ network
  • Long-term
  • Short-term

Long-term Volunteering (more than a year)

NGO Overseas Volunteer

Dispatch volunteers to developing countries through Korean developing NGO sponsored by KOICA. Good Neighbors has annually selected members by an examination since 2004.(post an ad: Nov., dispatch : Mar.)

Good Neighbors Volunteer

Annually select members by an examination sponsored by Good Neighbors. (post an ad: May, dispatch : Jul.)

Long-term Volunteering images

Short-term Volunteering (within 2 weeks)

Global Citizen School

It is a cooperative program with educational institute and Good Neighbors. As part of Good Neighbors Global Citizen education, it provides a chance to visit developing countries, and spread awareness as a global citizen.

Visit overseas work places

As for regular sponsors, they can visit overseas work places to monitor, meet the sponsored child, and experience their life and culture. (each summer : Jul., Aug.)

Volunteers from a company/volunteers who applied for a company

It is a program that support impoverished nations by monitoring the work places and volunteering for the locals. Volunteers need to sponsor a certain community development project in abroad, and consist of employers or college students.

College students volunteers

Good Neighbors forms a group of volunteers consist of college students with an agreement with colleges. This intends to educate the youth as competent global citizens.

Lead short-term volunteering team (Junghun, Kim in Kenya), Visit sponsored child (Soonnam, Kim in Cambodia)

Lead short-term volunteering team (Junghun, Kim in Kenya), Visit sponsored child (Soonnam, Kim in Cambodia)

Lead short-term volunteering team (Junghun, Kim in Kenya), Visit sponsored child (Soonnam, Kim in Cambodia)

Lead short-term volunteering team (Junghun, Kim in Kenya), Visit sponsored child (Soonnam, Kim in Cambodia)
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