Global Citizenship Programme

Education has always been at the heart of what we do, encouraging our volunteers to gain a greater understanding of complex global and social issues whilst overseas.

Overview of our Global Citizenship Programme

We train our Volunteers to adopt a process of learn, think, act – a useful tool in helping them evaluate and consider situations before they act.

A key part of our Global Citizenship Programme is ensuring that the impact of a volunteer’s overseas experience and learning is not lost once a volunteer returns home. The purpose of the Global Citizenship Programme is to ensure that the value of their overseas’ experiences are put to immediate good use in their home communities on their return.

Through our exciting programme, Returned Volunteers have been able to share the benefit of their experiences overseas with other young people in education through working with a number of Primary and Secondary schools on Global Citizenship initiatives. Every session delivered has been rated as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ by teachers and students in the host schools.

What is Global Citizenship?

Being a global citizen widens your understanding of cultures, allows you to appreciate that your way isn’t the only way. Having the ability to belong to a country other than the one you were born in, and make a difference.

Project Trust Returned Volunteer Definition

Heloise Allan | Vietnam 03/04
Heloise Allan | Vietnam 03/04Head of Education

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“With almost half of the world’s population under the age of 25, today’s youth are a major demographic force. As a wellspring of ideas for innovation, young people have become some of the world’s strongest advocates of civil society, and important partners of dialogue for governments. How can we empower the world’s largest, youngest and most tech-savvy generation to collaborate and innovate for positive social change? How can we encourage youth to achieve solutions for today’s most pressing challenges, such as conflict, extreme poverty, environmental degradation, health epidemics and illiteracy? Youth volunteerism is one way forward. Facilitating access to work, it helps form young leaders for today and tomorrow.”

UNESCO Conference in Youth Volunteering

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