Greece Global Volunteer, Lesley Rainey, shared her heart on her first service program in Greece back in 2013. Since then, she’s loyally supported the people she met in Greece – through not only returning to serve, but also through spreading the word on social media.
Her optimistic and caring outlook on life shines through brightly in her testimonial about the Global Volunteers Greece service program and advice to others contemplating whether or not to volunteer:
Greece is suffering rather badly at the moment, but I would just like to say how amazingly friendly and welcoming the Greek people are. The Global Volunteers programme in Crete is so rewarding. Students in Greece cannot enter college unless they have a qualification in English, regardless of what they plan to study. The programme that Samantha Pinakoulaki (Greece Country Manager) oversees in Crete helps younger children expand their English language skills. The kids are so much fun, and plus you don’t need to be a teacher to participate in this programme. I’m not, yet I learned so much from the experience.
So, I would like to say to anyone contemplating a Global Volunteer programme: go to Crete, help the kids that will be the future of Greece, enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the people of Greece, and have the most rewarding, fun-filled experience that you won’t forget.
You will be back! I was.
To Lesley: Thank you so very much for your service worldwide. (Lesley has served in the Cook Islands as well.) We greatly appreciate your continued support!
Become a Greece Global Volunteer
Visit our Greece volunteer page or chat online with a Volunteer Coordinator to learn how to become a Greece Global Volunteer. We’re ready to assist you with project descriptions, travel questions, registration guidance, and other program details.