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By lending her professional and personal skills on the Global Volunteers Service Program in St. Lucia, Ruth helped the children in the village of Anse la Raye reach their full potential. Feeling inspired by the St. Lucia Project, she joined our Alumni Program upon her return home. Ruth now represents Global Volunteers on social media – posting photos and stories from her experience. In addition, she also works closely with our program development department focusing on strategies to help children reach their full potential.
CHECK OUT WHAT RUTH HAS ACCOMPLISHED:
- Ruth worked with a fellow St. Lucia alumna to fill an entire Anse la Raye library with books. Together the two collected and shipped hundreds of books to the village!
- Through blogging, Ruth shared her St. Lucia experience with thousands of people online. Check out her blog by clicking here.
- While collaborating with Global Volunteers staff, Ruth is now developing a training program for parents in Anse la Raye on childhood brain development.
Adam is an alumnus of the Global Volunteers Tanzania Service Program. He loves sharing his story and experiences with others, so he was enthusiastic about posting on social media to help raise awareness. Adam blogged about how the power of disconnecting from technology and stepping outside of your comfort zone inspires creativity and personal growth. Click here to read the entire blog post in The Huffington Post!
CHECK OUT WHAT ADAM HAS ACCOMPLISHED:
- Adam shared his many talents with the children in Pommern – everything from teaching mathematics, to playing soccer, to even taking a selfie!
- Through a social media competition, Adam won a $500 scholarship to use towards another Global Volunteers adventure.
- Adam is now working with a fellow Tanzania alumna to fill all the Pommerini Schools with donated Scrabble boards to help the students learn conversational English.
Before starting her freshman year of college, Meghan volunteered with Global Volunteers in both Tanzania and Poland. After returning home from Poland, she joined our Alumni Program. Meghan represented Global Volunteers at her university’s study abroad fair and is creating an on-campus Global Volunteers group. She also represents Global Volunteers on social media – posting photos from her experiences on Instagram and Twitter.
CHECK OUT WHAT MEGHAN HAS ACCOMPLISHED:
- The students at the Pommerini Secondary School in Tanzania have received additional solar lights so that they can study at nighttime and now have brighter futures – thanks to Meghan!
- Through a social media competition, Meghan won a $500 scholarship to use towards another Global Volunteers adventure.
- Meghan also earned Global Volunteers credit for sharing her experiences on her college campus. She plans on using these credits along with her scholarship to return to Tanzania again!
“I would tell people who may be considering this opportunity to jump in head first. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, and I truly believe that the children and Tia’s in Ecuador made far more of an impact on me than I can even imagine I could have possibly had on them.”
“I have been fortunate to travel and explore the world extensively in my life but it is through volunteerism – be it helping paint a daycare facility, gardening, teaching English, or holding sick little babies in faraway countries – that I have come to realize we truly are all the same, no matter the language we speak. Helping out opens the doors to a language of the heart that is universal.”
“My time in Crete was appreciated and very satisfying… I’m heading back next year. I particularly enjoy the location, the people, the food and welcoming hospitality that is shown to volunteers.”
“I cannot say enough about Global Volunteers. My trip was incredible, so I would love to help encourage others to do the same!”
“To take time away from computers, phones, and my busy lifestyle, I was able to open my eyes to the pristine beauty of “Big Sky Country.” I definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking for a new experience. Yes, you need to be open-minded and a bit flexible, but if you can manage that, the experience is well worth it.”