What is Volunteer World?

Learn more about our mission, our innovative concept and our success story through Volunteer World.

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Written by Linda Anderson
Updated over a week ago

Founded in Jan 2015, Volunteer World is the largest comparison platform for international volunteer opportunities. We connect volunteers and volunteer organizations in more than 80 countries.

Award-winning social innovation

Volunteer world was already able to succeed in several competitions based on its sustainable concept:

Next to the title best startup in Düsseldorf/Germany 2015, the title best startup in the Rheinland/Germany 2016 in the follow-up competition was obtained. The young company was also nominated as the best start-up in Germany in the category "Travel/Tourism" in the same year.

Furthermore, Pascal Christiaens, co-founder of Volunteer World, was listed in the SE100 Social Enabler Index (global index for social entrepreneurship) in 2017. In 2018, he also made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list in the category social entrepreneurship.

A new framework for ethical volunteering

Based on the latest web technology, the platform offers a user-friendly experience. Volunteers can explore, compare and apply to social projects worldwide according to personal preferences concerning location and tasks. Volunteer World believes that fairness, transparency, and independence are key factors to create a sustainable positive change in the volunteer industry.

Therefore, the platform aims to eliminate the risk of volunteers losing money to mediating agencies and to improve the volunteer experience for both volunteer organizations and international volunteers.

For this purpose, we offer various services to provide you with financial safety (Best Price Guarantee, Flex Option, and Refund Guarantee), as well as assistance throughout the process, and a guarantee of high ethical standards.

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