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Volunteering at Global Village Project



Global Village Project is a volunteer-driven organization. Our students could not have the individualized educational experience which GVP provides without the support of our wonderful community of volunteers. 

Since we are a school, most of our volunteer opportunities take place on week days, from 9AM-5PM. There are very limited volunteer opportunities outside this time frame, for groups of volunteers or for minors under age 18. Please read the information below about opportunities and our intake and training process thoroughly before applying.


Volunteer Intake Process


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  1. Submit the online form. Due to high volume, it may take 7-10 business days to receive a response. Please be patient with us!
  2. Attend a New Volunteer Orientation. You must RSVP to attend. Please do not show up without confirmation.
  3. Submit volunteer paperwork, including a background check and liability release.




GVP’s volunteer needs fluctuate. The most up-to-date information about opportunities will be available at New Volunteer Orientation.

Opportunities for Individuals

(These opportunities are available during the academic year only.)

Morning and Afternoon Study Hall Tutors

Two shifts: 7:30-8:30AM/ 3:30-4:30PM

Assist students with independent work, one-on-one or in small groups. Includes homework help and literacy and math tutoring.

Classroom Assistants

M-F 9:00AM-4:30PM

Assist a teacher in class with one-on-one work and small group work, special activities, and preparing instructional materials.

Office Assistants

M-F Flexible within office hours 9AM-5PM

Be the friendly face of GVP for a few hours a week! Answer the phone, assist visitors and volunteers with sign-in, help direct traffic, and light administrative assistance – copying, filing and instructional materials prep.


Opportunities for Groups

Email Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate, for details about any of these opportunities at:

Provide lunch to GVP girls.

Our lunch partner, Agnes Scott College, will be closed on these dates, so GVP students will be eating lunch on our campus in downtown Decatur. We’ll be needing volunteer assistance providing lunch for students during this week. This is a fun opportunity for individuals or groups to have lunch with us! You can choose a single day or multiple days.

  • August 7-24, 2017
  • December 12-19, 2017
  • January 4-5, 2018
  • March 12-16, 2018
  • May 14-23, 2018*************** This is particularly high need. Please contact Teni-Ola Ogunjobi if you’re interested in helping provide lunch as an individual or group:
  • 2018-2019 dates coming soon…

Host an Authors’  Tea.

Provide food and decorations, and assist our Authors’ Tea team with set-up, break down and with making our guests at Authors’ Teas feel welcome at GVP! Authors’ Teas are in the afternoon, from 2-4PM. If your group is interested in hosting an Authors’ Tea, contact Teni-Ola:

  • Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Friday, April 13, 2018
  • 2018-2019 dates coming soon…

Volunteer Training


GVP offers three training sessions to prepare volunteers for working with our students.

Session 1: New Volunteer Orientation

is mandatory for all volunteers and service members before they begin at GVP. This session clarifies GVP policies and procedures that are relevant to volunteers. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. You will not be able to participate without an RSVP.

Upcoming New Volunteer Orientation Dates:

Our next New Volunteer Orientation will be in Fall 2018 (starting in August).

Dates coming soon…

*Orientations can be scheduled as a one-on-one or small group basis
*Orientations are for interested volunteers available to meet our current needs

Session 2: Cultural Orientation

is mandatory for all volunteers and service members to continue volunteering at GVP. This orientation aims to explore and develop intercultural competence through an interactive workshop. 

Our next Cultural Orientation will be in Fall 2018.

Dates coming soon…

Session 3: The Trauma of Displacement

is mandatory and must be completed by all our volunteers and mentors working with students directly by the end of your first year with us. This session provides volunteers with a basic understanding of how the refugee experience impacts GVP students.

Our next Trauma Training will be in Fall 2018.

Dates coming soon…


Sign up here to volunteer. 

(Please allow up to 10 business days for a response except for the months of February, June, July, October, & November when we are not actively recruiting)

For more information or to RSVP for a training session, contact Teni-Ola Ogunjobi, Community Engagement Associate, at


Digital Check-In/Check-Out Instructions for Volunteers