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Welcome to the GDC Academy

Advancing existing and creating future generations of diaspora organizations and leaders through the GDC system.  

Want to become a Volunteer?

At the GDC, we are constantly searching for partners who are inspired to build networks. We are searching for enthusiastic volunteers to help connect our global partners in their efforts to provide humanitarian assistance. Want to join us?

How does the GDC Operate?

Who are we?

The Global Diaspora Confederation is a global movement of diaspora organizations working towards a world of unity, peace and advancement.

We have 4 principal organs: Council, Board, Fellows & Secretariat. As a volunteer, you will be working with the Secretariat team. Within the Secretariat team, there are 27 teams organised into 5 departments: 

Human Resources



Project Management


The GDC Principles

GDC mission is driven by four principles:

Collaborative, proactive and responsive in supporting an agile culture, demonstrating a learning mindset, respecting and collaborating with others with a focus on delivering value and adapting to change. 

Understand our environment and have a commercial and financial mindset, ensure all activities deliver added value.

Take ownership and be accountable, showing pride for what we do and communicating our purpose with clarity.

Builds support and engages to share knowledge and skills. Builds partnerships and achieves results

Diasporic impact oriented

Operational Excellence

Passion for innovation

Long Term Partnership

The GDC Culture

Realising possibilities through volunteering


Placing the needs of diaspora organisations first

Being respectful and thoughtful in our interaction with others

Creating solidarity by deriving strength from diversity

Focusing on diaspora innovation and impact

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Opportunities for Diaspora Organizations

We connect with other diaspora organizations and support collaborations to achieve the same goals and learn from each other. 

Opportunities for Volunteers

We care about our volunteers. By encouraging collaboration, we provide an engaging environment where learning forms the foundation of our progress.

How far will your journey go?

Volunteering with us enables you to directly impact the global diaspora community. 

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