Special requirements for volunteers in the U.S.

A volunteer visa is required if your plan on volunteering in the U.S. This visa has certain requirements and it is important to fully understand these prerequisites.

Volunteering for a non-profit organization offers the opportunity to support a good cause and become familiar with American culture. As a volunteer, you are an external helper and support a nonprofit organization only for a limited amount of time.  

In which fields can I volunteer in the U.S.?

As a foreign volunteer in the U.S., you can only be active in certain non-profit organizations, which include but are not limited to:

  • Social
  • Religious
  • Philanthropic
  • etc…

We would be glad to perform an evaluation to see if your organization qualifies.

What does our U.S. volunteer visa service include?

  • Collection of all necessary visa documents
  • Thorough evaluation of your case
  • Close correspondence with your American partner organization
  • Detailed assessment of your personal documents
  • Comprehensive preparation for the U.S. Consulate/Embassy interview
  • Support during your stay in the U.S.

FAQ's about volunteer visa in the U.S.

What requirements apply for volunteers when applying for a B-1 visa?

There are special rules that need to be followed and requirements that need to be met. Please contact us about this.

Can't I just enter the U.S. as a tourist?

No, a stay as a tourist is much different from a volunteer stay.

How long does it take until I receive the visa?

With our service, the processing time is two to four weeks, depending on the organization, participants, and appointment availability of the U.S. Consulates/U.S. Embassies.

I am studying in a foreign country. Where do I apply for my visa?

Together, with you and your organization, we prepare all of your mandatory documents. In order to apply for a visa, you can go to any U.S. Consulate/ Embassy in the world.

Can I volunteer at any organization?

No, only non-profit organizations are allowed. We would gladly check to make sure if your organization fulfills the requirements. If this should not be the case, then we can help you find one.

I am already in the U.S. and would like to become a volunteer. What do I have to do?

There are several requirements that have to be fulfilled. In order to guarantee a smooth process, please contact us.

How do participants benefit from this service?

  • An understanding of what it is to be a volunteer in the U.S.
  • Qualification evaluation
  • Important information regarding the visa process
  • Participants and organizations become familiar with the visa regulations

Do you have questions about the volunteer visa in the U.S.?

Contact us and we will review your application for free to determine if you and your organization qualify for this visa category.

Tell us about your trip information, your age, and the full name of your organization.

  • Ask a question. Please type in your question regarding the B-1 Visa. It would be helpful if you give us as many details as possible and your intentions, background and goals in the U.S. We will get in touch with you via email.
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Discover our Volunteer Placement Program

There are many reasons to be a volunteer in the U.S. We place volunteers individually in American organizations in their desired area.

A volunteer assignment is possible for participants between 16 and 99 years old.