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"Small actions to change the world"

More than 22,515 volunteers since 2010


"Small actions to change the world"

If your aim is to maximize your contribution during your volunteering experience, earn academic credits and recognition, or even prepare for a significant career in the international cooperation sector, our International Volunteering Diploma is the ideal option for you

From Cooperating Volunteers, in collaboration with the Center for Global Citizenship Studies, we want to offer you the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in international volunteering, acquiring the necessary experience to make a positive impact on the world. This international certificate, conducted online and in English, is designed to provide support before, during, and after your volunteering journey with Cooperating Volunteers.

Earning academic recognition is always a positive achievement. Therefore, we are confident that, completing this course in addition to your on-site work, will enrich your experience, both on a personal level and in relation to the local community you engage with. Additionally, this diploma provides internationally recognized credits that can be transferred to your educational institution, contributing to your academic progress.


You will acquire various theoretical tools to apply during your volunteering experience on-site, fostering solidarity and cooperation as driving forces for sustainable development in the community where you work.

Promotion of interaction and connection among cultures and individuals to encourage learning, understanding, and mutual respect through the acquired knowledge.

Choose between two specialties - Global Citizenship and Marine Conservation - thereby becoming an expert in your field of work.

Study online before, during, and after your stay on-site, not only to have a comprehensive experience but also to grow as a person while traveling.

Explore the world, immerse yourself in different cultures, and understand the specific issues of the places you visit. You will grow as a global citizen, becoming more aware, solidary, qualified, and confident.

Study in English and obtain an internationally recognized certificate.


Global Citizenship

The goal of this program is the development of intercultural competences and understanding of global challenges. Students will analyze these issues at a global level and comprehend their own role in promoting sustainable and equitable development worldwide. Upon completing this, participants will become global citizens capable of advocating for justice and sustainability in an international context.

Marine Conservation

The specialization in Marine Conservation is aimed at those passionate about the ocean and its creatures. Individuals completing this program will be prepared to pursue a career in marine conservation, ecotourism, or sustainable fishing, becoming advocates and experts in this fundamental ecosystem of our planet. You will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to work closely with local communities, promoting sustainable tourism, participating in research projects, and contributing to the protection of vulnerable marine species.


Orientation module Introduction to the course 4 hours Online before your volunteering trip
Module I Introduction to the destination country's culture, volunteer responsibilities, challenges, planning, and assessment activities 6 hours Online before your volunteering trip
Module II Examine the volunteer’s characteristics: skills and motivations, plans, putting preparation into practice... 8 hours Online before your volunteering trip
Module III Choose between 2 specialties:


Global Citizenship: Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in complex and interconnected global challenges.
Marine Conservation:
Develop your knowledge in Marine Conservation to prepare for putting it into practice.
8 hours Online before your volunteering trip
Module IV Identify and successfully complete your activities as a volunteer on-site 26 hours Online pending your volunteering trip
Module V This module should be completed once you return from your volunteering trip. The goal is to reflect on what you learned and experienced during your program. 8 hours Online after your volunteering trip

Please note that each academic institution recognizes academic credits differently. Please contact your educational institution for guidance on academic record transfers.


Anyone can enroll in the International Volunteering Diploma and start studying in a matter of a few days. The only requirement is to be enrolled in one of our volunteering programs before you begin. Follow the steps below:

1. Submit an application for one of our volunteering programs here.
2. Secure your spot by paying the volunteer registration fee.
3. In your volunteer panel, add the International Volunteering Diploma to your list.
4. Pay the course registration fee.
5. Once we have received the payment, the CGCS team will contact you within two days to start the course.
6. Choose your specialty and start studying! 

The CGCS team will ask you which of the two specialties you want to study. Then, you will need to complete Modules 1 to 3 before starting your volunteering program with Cooperating Volunteers.


The International Volunteering Diploma is an online course in English available for any Cooperating Volunteers participant to enroll. This program provides support before, during, and after your volunteering experience with us. Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to obtain an academic record with credits and a recognized diploma-level certification.

You will receive a certificate from the Centre for Global Citizenship Studies and the National Open College Network (UK) in:

• Diploma in International Volunteering –Marine Conservation
• Diploma in International Volunteering – Global Citizenship

The requirements are as follows:

• Access to a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone
• Stable internet connection
• Grade 12 or equivalent
• Fluent English (A level)
• Some relevant work experience
• Basic computer and internet skills 


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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.