Empowering Global Citizens

Learn. Serve. Lead.

Be our partner: Learn with curiosity. Serve with compassion. Lead with confidence.

Bright Light Volunteers is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, designed to empower program participants and community partners through education and service. Our programs adhere to global service-learning best practices, which combine community service with experiential learning in the field. Our vision is to make the world a brighter place by creating a more peaceful, just, interconnected world where global challenges and opportunities are met by educated, compassionate, global citizens and leaders.

Learn. Serve. Lead.

Global Service Learning & Citizenship

Short term global study can introduce students to the business, cultural, social, and political environments of the host community. Participants obtain knowledge and understanding of local, national and/or global issues and the interconnectedness and interdependency of different communities and populations. Participants are equipped to act effectively and responsibly at local, national and global levels for a more peaceful, just and equitable world. It also provides an opportunity to build workplace skills outside of a normal classroom environment.

We work closely with middle and high school educators, parents, and IB coordinators to ensure our participants gain the skills and experiences they need to become the global leaders of our  future.



Join the movement and start making the world a brighter place today! 


I have traveled and volunteered with BLV to Peru in 2017 and was extremely pleased with the entire experience! I was able to interact and teach local children while also helping with construction of a kitchen for their school. I highly recommend BLV to anyone who is looking to make a difference, and have an amazing time while doing it.

Allison R.

September 4, 2018

I volunteered in Cuba last October with Bright Light Volunteers! The program was a great way to get to see a part of the world that I normally wouldn’t have. The guides hired by BLV were top-notch. The work we did was meaningful. I would highly recommend BLV if you want to travel abroad and volunteer!

Billy M.

July 25, 2018

Had the incredible opportunity to serve with Bright Light Volunteers in Atenas, Costa Rica. It was truly a one of a kind experience that will stay with me for a lifetime!

Prachi P.

June 18, 2019

Great group trips to Cuba. Wonderful food, lodging with the people, and service projects. All in-country guides were wonderful. All in-country costs were included. Everything was well planned.

J. Washburn

October 29, 2017

My friends and I volunteered with Brite Light in Cuba this year and it was a rewarding experience. Staying within the actual families in the community and sharing stories gave us a real connection. Giving back throughout the trip from Havana to Vinnales was rewarding & to grow those relationships was just a bonus.

JG Color

June 19, 2019