“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
Dream Volunteers is an organization with a deep-seated mission to facilitate change through education and empowerment. We invest deeply in our Young Dreamers and the communities in which they live and serve — with academic and service scholarships for aspiring and motivated students, through targeted investments to support educational access in rural communities, and with leadership development programs reinforcing the values and commitment to community reinvestment. Here are some of our most significant and long-running programs.
In too many places around the world, education is a privilege, not a right, and not even an accessible possibility for many. And yet, education is the key to unlocking the entrepreneurial talents and visionary potential of our young people who have the potential to transform their communities.
As part of our international program, Dream Volunteers provides scholarships to promising young dreamers around the world, ensuring that these students are equipped with the skills and opportunities to pursue their life dreams in ways that impact their entire communities. These academic scholarships help cover tuition, transportation, and uniforms, allowing these highly motivated students to stay in school and complete their studies. So many of our alumni are now at the stage where they are returning to their communities and stepping into leadership roles as teachers, managers, and village council members.
big dreams, bright futures
Our Young Dreamers live all over the world and have big ambitions, for themselves and the impact they want to have on the world. While all are active in their local communities, not all of them have the financial means to travel and partner with their global peers on our international service trips. Through financial sponsorships from generous donors, we are able to extend our reach deeper into our communities and schools, enabling more students to participate in our programs.
These life-changing experiences give them a new perspective on the world and their place in it. For many of these students, these trips are their first ever experience away from home. Traveling, participating in home stays, and collaborating with peers and community leaders on important service projects, the students gain confidence while stepping far outside their comfort zones.
YOU CAN HELP!
100% of trip proceeds are channeled into scholarships and development programs but that covers just a small portion of the cost of academic scholarships. The majority of our scholarships are funded by the generous philanthropy of our many donors and sponsors. Sponsor a student, endow a scholarship, or simply make a contribution. There are many ways to help and all contributions are greatly appreciated!!