Programs

Global Service Learning

Short term global study can introduce students to the business, cultural, social, and political environments of the host community. Participants obtain knowledge and understanding of local, national and/or global issues and the interconnectedness and interdependency of different communities and populations. Participants are equipped to act effectively and responsibly at local, national and global levels for a more peaceful, just and equitable world. It also provides an opportunity to build workplace skills outside of a normal classroom environment.

We work closely with middle and high school educators, parents, and IB coordinators to ensure our participants gain the skills and experiences they need to become the global leaders of our future.

Previous programs have taken place in:

Albania

Albania

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • School building

  • Education Support Services

  • Elder Care & Support

  • Solar Energy Initiatives in Rural Areas

Cambodia

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Well Building

  • Sanitation/Hygiene Projects

  • ESL & Life Skills Tutoring

  • Reforestation

Cambodia
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Conservation & the Envrionment

  • Microbusiness Support

  • Animal Refuge & Rehabilitation Center

  • Sea Turtle Support

  • Early Childhood Education Supports

Cuba

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Organic Farming & Traditional Agricultural Methods

  • Hurricane Support & Preparedness

  • Small Business & Microbusiness Support

  • After School Programs- Urban Area Focus

Cuba
Ecuador

Ecuador

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • ESL & Life Skills Tutoring

  • Educational Initiatives & Support

  • Conservation & the Environment

  • After School Programs- Urban Area Focus

  • Reforestation

  • Microbusiness Suppor

Galapagos

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Conservation & the Environment

  • Reforestation

  • Sea Turtle Support

Galapagos
Ghana

Ghana

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Well Building

  • School Building

  • Sanitation/ Hygiene Projects

  • Education Initiatives & Support

  • Microbusiness Support

Greece

Greece

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Syrian Refugee Support

  • Animal Refuge Center Support

  • Elder Care & Support

Guatemala

Guatemala

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Conservation Work with Mayan Villages around
    Lake Atitlan

  • Microbusiness Support

  • After School Programs- Urban Area Focus

  • Organic Farming & Traditional Agricultural Methods

  • Infrastructure Projects (children’s center for Down
    Syndrome and learning differences- Brillo del Sol)

Peru

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • ESL & Life Skills Tutoring

  • After School Programs- Urban Area Focus

  • Organic Farming & Traditional Agricultural Methods

  • Early Childhood Education Support

Peru
Thailand

Thailand

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Elephant Rescue Work

  • Solar Energy Initiatives in Rural Areas

  • Education Initiatives & Support

  • Conservation & the Environments

Vietnam

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Bridge/ Pathway Building for Children (access
    to education initiative)

  • Solar Energy Initiatives in Rural Areas

  • ESL & Life Skills Tutoring

  • Microbusiness Support

  • Animal Refuge & Rehabilitation Center Suppor

Vietnam
 

Domestic Service Learning

Bright Light’s domestic service learning programs allow students to begin to understand and tackle the social issues facing some of this country's most prominent cities. Just like with our global service learning programs, our programs enable educators to tie course curriculum and concepts with hands-on service opportunities in the community. Service Learning helps students enhance course learning, gain valuable skills for employment and encourage civic engagement.

Previous programs have taken place in:

San Diego

San Diego

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Food Insecurity Response

  • Homelessness Support Services

  • Environment & Sustainability

  • Refugee Support Services

Dallas

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Food Insecurity Response

  • Homelessness Support Services

  • Environment & Sustainability

  • Refugee Support Services

Dallas
New Orleans

New Orleans

Previous Service Project Opportunities

  • Food Insecurity Response

  • Homelessness Support Services

  • Environment & Sustainability

  • Refugee Support Services

 

Special Initiatives

Opportunities include:

Bright Light does more than service learning programs! We have several special initiatives and programs that we support and promote. Anything that involves community organizing with a focus on volunteerism is something our team is game to promote!

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Black Girls Go Global

Black Girls Go Global is a third party special program initiative supported by Bright Light Volunteers. Their aim is to level out the playing field when it comes to diversity within the study-abroad and travel industries. Check out more by clicking on the link above!
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Corporate Engagement
& Community Partnerships

Bright Light Volunteers has worked with groups such as Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Dallas’ Blue Corp Program for employee engagement and service. With the DFW area office we will hosted a month long winter weather coat drive, collected over 100 coats and partnered with Heart House Dallas to distribute warmth to the refugee population they serve.

Coat Drive
Youth Services of America

Youth Service America

Bright Light Volunteers is proud to be chosen as a Lead Agency by YSA. Via this partnership Bright Light supports student led groups to organize service projects that engage youth volunteers on National Days of Service: 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service, MLK Day of Service, and Global Youth Service Day.
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President’s Volunteer Service Award

Bright Light is proud to be a Certifying Organization for the Americorp & Points of Light managed national program The President’s Volunteer Service Award. In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation.
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Presidential
 

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Bright Light Corporate

Bright Light’s specially designed corporate social responsibility programs are centered around high impact service work in impoverished areas of the world. It is corporate team building through ultimate service. Provide your team members with an experience that will position your brand as a leader in corporate social responsibility. Click here to see how our programs serve your business culture, lead to the best talent, and provide you the highest retention rate!

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