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55,000+ expats involved
1,000+ activities each year
10,000+ volunteers each year
45+ cities with Changemakers Groups

InterNations Changemakers is the world’s largest community outreach program for expatriates. It's a global initiative where over 10,000 volunteers donate their time and talents to people in need each year. In more than 45 cities, expats take action for a good cause and make their home community a better place.

We are the world’s largest community outreach program for expats

Our vision is to bring about global change through local volunteering.

We help expatriates around the world lead by example

Our mission is to establish a Changemakers Group in all of our 420 communities.

Changemakers Stories

Consuls are true Changemakers. They organize monthly volunteering opportunities, and have extraordinary stories to share.

Irina Akelyeva

“We all come from diverse cultural backgrounds, and it is important to always keep this in mind when organizing activities.” Read story

Irina Akelyeva
Changemakers Consul, Barcelona
Mink Leelapanyalert

“It feels good to be part of helping the local community and to get the InterNations members involved.” Read story

Mink Leelapanyalert
Changemakers Consul, Bangkok
Ricardo Coronel Lemus

“Changemakers activities surround me with like-minded people that enjoy helping others. It gives me a lot of hope and energy.” Read story

Ricardo Coronel Lemus
Changemakers Consul, Paris
Ayako Yamamoto

“All the volunteering activities have brought me so much joy. I am continuously seeking opportunities for a better world.” Read story

Ayako Yamamoto
Changemakers Consul, Tokyo

Changemakers Blog Post

Read more about how InterNations members get involved in their communities and their latest activities in the Changemakers’ section of our blog, formerly named the Volunteer Program.

  • A School in the Congo: A Changemakers Success Story

    There’s no better way of starting 2017 than sharing a success story with you. We have a great example from the Madrid Changemakers Group: this particular story began in April 2016 — almost one year ago — and reached its happy ending in January.
  • InterNations Volunteer Groups: Building Meaningful Friendships

    The InterNations Volunteer Groups are all about supporting one another and extending a hand to those in need. Celebrating the International Day of Friendship, held on 30 July, is therefore something that comes naturally to our Volunteer Groups.
  • InterNations Volunteers Strive to Close the Gap between Cultures

    This month we are celebrating the International Day of Cultural Diversity on 21 May. In today’s globalized world, encountering different cultures and what they contribute to humanity’s common heritage has become easier than ever — something we think needs to be shared!

Non-Profit Organizations Supported by InterNations

All of our partner organizations meet our criteria of being transparent with their funds, and not being religiously or politically affiliated. To suggest an organization, click here.


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Become a Changemaker

Participate in volunteering activities in one of the 45+ Changemakers Groups around the world.

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Become a Consul

Organize volunteering activities in your community.

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