Student Volunteer Service Travel
Volunteerism is at an all-time high among college students. Iowa Voyagers offers you ways to make a difference in the lives of children!
Our volunteer service trips are some of the most fulfilling experiences you’ll have as a UI student! Not only will you be improving the daily lives of deserving children, you’ll challenge yourself, learn about other cultures, and form lasting bonds and friendships.
Each year UI students join teams of caring people who travel overseas to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. For two weeks, they nurture babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in daycare settings, help school-age children practice their conversational English skills, and assist with community projects that benefit youth.
There are three locations where you can serve: Romania, Ecuador, and Cuba. Scholarships are available for UI students.
Application Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017
A colorful village on the outskirts of Quito is the setting for our volunteerism at two daycare cen...
Join a team of caring volunteers—including University of Iowa students—as we enhance the lives of c...
On this people-to-people humanitarian exchange in the village of Ciego de Avila, be among the first...
Read What Students Say
Scholarship recipient and Ecuador trip participant, Caitlin Sturms-Salyer, is featured on the Global Volunteers website The Best Thing I've Ever Done.
Iowa Voyagers traveler Lily Allen-Dueñas shares why her volunteer trip to a Romanian orphanage left her with a heart wide open. Read the Iowa Alumni Magazine article, "A Heart Wide Open."
Meet the 2016 Participants
Left to right: Micah, Amira, Alyssa McIntyre, Ben, Alyssa Peiffer, Margaret
Served in Ecuador
May 14 – 28, 2016
- Micah Jude Augusma, Freshman from Grimes, IA.
Medical Anthropology major
- Margaret Mary Timm, Junior from Byron, IL.
- Alyssa Catherine Peiffer, Sophomore from Gurnee, IL.
Elementary Education major
- Alyssa Clare-Ann McIntyre, Sophomore from Bondurant, IA.
Therapeutic Recreation major
Served in Cuba
June 18 – July 2, 2016
- Benjamin John Hyland, Sophomore from Vinton, IA.
Economics and International Relations major
- Amira Shehan Nash, Junior from North Liberty, IA.
Psychology & Secondary Education major