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The Centre for Global Citizenship Studies

Qualifying your Care

The Centre for Global Citizenship Studies (CGCS) is an online education initiative that mixes international volunteering, education, global citizenry and life skills. The Centre for Global Citizenship Studies run internationally accredited programmes that you can take with you throughout your career. Whether you are looking for an upgrade on your university options, changing industry, or simply want to enhance your sustainable and ethical skills and knowledge, a CGCS qualification can help get you to where you want to be, whilst you give back.


Join the forefront of global change with a Diploma in International Volunteering from the Centre for Global Citizenship Studies. This comprehensive program provides you with the knowledge and skills to make a lasting impact as a volunteer abroad. With a focus on sustainable development and cultural awareness, you'll not only help communities in need, but also broaden your own horizons and gain valuable life experience. Take the first step in making a difference, and apply for the Diploma in International Volunteering today.

The CGCS works in partnership with some of the largest volunteering and meaningful travel providers internationally to deliver our programmes. Please get in touch to find out more about how we can work together. 

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves"

Thomas Edison

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All About Us

The Centre for Global Citizenship Studies has formalised the educational aspect of volunteering and provides an education that can run alongside an international project or work experience. All our students departing on a long-term placement overseas will have the opportunity to gain a qualification alongside their experience.

The achievement of the qualification demonstrates the development of skills that will support students to gain employment and is considered by Universities, employers and most interested parties as providing participants with valuable skills and experience that will help them succeed in life.

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Facts & Figures


of volunteer work worldwide is done by women

$193 billion

In 2016, Americans contributed $193 billion of their time volunteering in communities


People aged 35-44 are most likely to volunteer

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