What is Field Traveler Program?

GlobalGiving’s Field Travelers have visited more than 60 countries, performed over 1,000 site visits, and traversed six continents. They have trekked out to the remote ends of the Amazon and the foothills of the Himalayas to visit our partners and learn more about their work. Field Travelers have conducted online fundraising workshops and helped grassroots organizations build their fundraising capacity.

The Field Travelers gain professional, hands-on experience in the field while having the adventure of a lifetime! Travelers take on an important role at GlobalGiving. During their experience they:

  • Verify nonprofit partners’ projects in person through 20-50 day-long site visits to their program sites.
  • Support current partners with one-on-one consultations at the site visits, and through 5 - 10 in-person training sessions.
  • Recruit new organizations to the GlobalGiving community through 5 - 10 workshops.
  • Research the best networks, contacts, and resources in a country for nonprofits.
  • Exploring countries’ cultures, sites, and peoples

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!

Why do The Field Traveler Program? 

The Field Traveler program allows individuals to plan their own itinerary to visit nonprofit partners and experience the amazing work of global change-makers firsthand. And when they’re done "working," they explore the sites! By the end of the experience, Field Travelers:

  • Gain important management and problem-solving skills
  • Become an expert in online fundraising, effectiveness, and GlobalGiving’s programs
  • Gain experience in fieldwork logistics and learn how international organizations engage with their local communities and manage staff, time, and finances
  • Learn how GlobalGiving monitors and evaluates organizations and manages relationships with thousands of organizations worldwide.

Want to learn more about the field experiences? Email us to get in touch with a past traveler! 

Who is a Field Traveler? 

GlobalGiving’s Field Travelers are passionate, experienced individuals who travel internationally for three to six months in specific countries or regions of the world. Though not required, many Travelers are fluent in the language of the region they are visiting. Field Travelers are selected through a competitive application and interview process and participate in an intensive, four week training in Washington, DC.

Most importantly, they are valuable members of the GlobalGiving and Field teams, who bring passion, creativity, optimism, and a good sense of humor to their very important work. Meet the team here.


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