53rd Week’s mission is to positively impact Global Health by providing resources, training, advice and tools to those who volunteer abroad in developing countries. Specifically, we seek to maximize the outcomes of short-term volunteer experiences overseas. We achieve this by identifying a host community who is equally committed to shared goals and trusted partnership with us. The host community serves as the core for anything that follows. Next, we incorporate best practices rooted in Research, Innovation and Advocacy that will have long-term positive impacts on the local communities.
Since our inception in 2007, the organization has made notable strides in our efforts to make a difference. For more details, please visit the programs pages. If you are an individual interested in volunteering with us, please email us via our contact page. If you are an organization or university who is interested in partnering with us, we also welcome your inquiry.