The Global Greeter Network

The Global Greeter Network is an informal association of Greeter programs around the world.


Greeters are volunteers that love their city so much they volunteer to show their city to visitors. Not as a guide, but more like a newly met friend! Greeters will show special places that mean something in their lives. They would also show things visitors specifically ask for such as parks, shopping, architecture or a less wellknown neighborhood.
Greeters are no professional guides, that is why Greeters (for example) do not enter a museum with their guest(s), that is up to the professionals.

New members

The Global Greeter Network is proud to present the following cities have recently joined the network and are happily accepted as official members:

- Israel - Haifa

- United Kingdom - Suffolk Coast

- Japan - Tokyo

- India - Calcutta

- Sweden - Strängnäs

- China - Beijing

- Germany - Dresden

- Belgium - Liege

- France - le Pay de la Petite Pierre

- USA - Salem (Oregon)

- China - Xi'an

- Germany - Stuttgart

- Australia - Sydney


Sustainability is a key word for the Greeter concept. During Greets the environmental values are well respected, as is the socio-cultural authenticity of each community. Showing visitors places of the beaten path supports socio-economic developments in each destination.