What is GRS?
GRS is a private international humanitarian aid and development organization. Founded in 1997 by Robert and Barbara Springs, the current Chief Executive Officer and his wife. With over fifteen years experience in international development, the Springs were recruited to coordinate the mobilization and distribution of 100,000 children’s coats to children in North Korea by several humanitarian organizations. As a result of the successful completion of this project, GRS was born. Since that time, GRS evolved and expanded, providing food aid, emergency relief, health care, education and other assistance.

Where does GRS operate?
GRS works primarily in Northeast Asia but is open to network with partners to broaden the global impact. For more information on the countries and programs, go to the program section.

Where is GRS located?
GRS headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia.GRS also has official overseas representative offices in Beijing, China and Manila, Philippines with representation in each of the countries where the organization has on-going work. In Singapore, we have a collaborative office with subsidiary Sports Partners Singapore

For more information, contact us through our email, info@grsworld.org.

Who supports GRS?
Iindividuals, Corporations, Foundations, and other organizations support GRS.

Can I Volunteer for GRS?
With the exception of the GRS internship program and short-term consultants, GRS does not generally use volunteers in the implementation of its on-going relief and development programs overseas for a number of reasons.

Whenever possible, GRS hires local people to enhance and expand in-country skills and knowledge, and ensure sustainability. Also, most programs require specific expertise, which will be needed for the duration of the program, and require two-to-five years of experience.

Very often, local laws prohibit or severely restrict the use of non-local volunteers. Using volunteers internationally also can be very costly in regard to airfare, meals and lodging.

Domestically, however, many of our offices accept volunteers for clerical, staffing duties, training camps, or for certain fund-raising efforts. Job opportunities and short-term consulting openings can be found on GRS's Web site in our Opportunities section.