We've come a long way since we started this journey in 2009. Here are some of the highlights. We hope you'll join the adventure!
Julian and Kelly (a brother and sister team from New Zealand) were shocked by the huge fees charged for volunteering abroad. They knew there must be a better way!
Eager to provide transparent and cost effective volunteering, work began on what would become Love Volunteers.
Visting worthy projects and developing relationshsips with local charities begins. A voyage that would see the duo cover half the globe in six months.
The Love Volunteers website is launched with just 20 projects across 12 countries.
Our first volunteer, Daniel, joins us on a project in Ethiopia! The first of many thousands to follow!
Within months, Love Volunteers is placing over 50 volunteers a month.
We work with our first student group, sending Tim and 30 of his medical students from Columbia University to Guatemala.
Our 1,000th volunteer, Emily, joins the team in Vietnam.
We begin working with our partner in Zambia - country number 30.
We're recognized as one of the top volunteering organizations in the world.
We add our 100th project - in Costa Rica.
Kelly and Mike spend 18 months visiting projects throughout Central & South America, Europe and Asia.
Nicole joins the team as our volunteer support manager. Later, Karen also comes on board.
We undertake a huge rebrand of Love Volunteers to better reflect our mission of serving local communities in developing countries.
You came along and decided to make a difference :)