Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship available only to volunteers from the United States?

The Global Service Fellowship is available to volunteers from around the world. There are no restrictions on nationality or country of residence to this Fellowship.


Do Global Service Fellows need to volunteer in a location outside of the United States?

Global Service Fellows from countries outside of the United States are welcome to become Fellows by volunteering in the United States. However, this Fellowship does require that any volunteer participates in a program outside of their home country.


Is the Global Service Fellowship available to individuals interested in volunteering internationally without the support of an international volunteer organization?

No, this Fellowship is only available to those Fellows who participate in an international volunteer program through a volunteer organization that offers the Global Service Fellowship.


Is the Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship the same Global Service Fellowship that was presented to Congress through the Service World Act?

Yes, with some modifications. The Service World Act presented to Congress called for a Global Service Fellowship that was funded through the government at specific levels of funding, which would cover most or all of the program costs for international volunteering. The Harris Wofford Global Service Fellowship does not receive any government funding, and is instead funded through the in-kind program donations of participating volunteer organizations, and with the support and funding of partner organizations.


How do I become a participating organization?

To become a participating volunteer organization, please email the following information to

  • Name of your organization
  • Number of anticipated Global Service Fellows in 2016 or 2017
  • Estimated financial support you will be providing to the GSF through in-kind donations