All members of IGA (International Greeter Association) share the following Core Values:
- Volunteering locals
Greeters are volunteers, a friendly face for those visiting a city/destination
- Small groups up to six persons
Greeters welcome individuals and may serve small groups of up to six people
- Free of charge
Meeting a Greeter is free of charge
- No discrimination
All visitors and volunteers are welcome without any kind of discrimination.
- Sustainable tourism
Greeters support sustainable tourism. They respect natural and man-made environments, bringing both cultural and economic enrichment to local communities. Greeters aim for a lasting positive image of each destination.
- Cultural exchange
Greeter organizations create a mutually enriching opportunity for cultural exchange; create links between people in creating a better world.