Entries by Dana Faust

A Decade of Service in Beja, Portugal!

Ten-year anniversaries are cause for celebration! Marking 10 years of service in Beja, Portugal, Global Volunteers anniversary team (February 17-March 3, 2018) will be out of the ordinary in so many ways. Unique community events, stimulating conversations with community leaders, and exceptional meals are just the icing. Teachers, students, community partners, and returning Beja volunteers will […]

Celebrating 1,500 Volunteers in the Cook Islands This February!

More than 1,400 volunteers have positively impacted the lives of children, families, and community leaders on the island since 1998! We’re anticipating the 1,500th volunteer to serve in the idyllic South Pacific island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands this February. Join us, and you can expect a special celebration of all our volunteers and […]

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A Letter to Students Thinking about a Volunteer Program

A letter to students who are thinking about joining a Global Volunteers student volunteer program – from Jed Pettit, a Montana volunteer and recent University of Alberta graduate. Jed shares how his service experience has been beneficial to his future career. Why I feel my student volunteer program was beneficial to my future… Many young people […]

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A Volunteer’s Powerful Reflections from the Inaugural Ipalamwa, Tanzania Team

Reflections on Ipalamwa, the village that is at the top of the mountain and the end of the road… From a Team #1 Tanzania Volunteer, Robi Kronberg: Images, experiences and memories of Ipalamwa will forever be a part of me. As a member of the inaugural team to the village of Ipalamwa, I experienced a […]

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Suggestions to Future Tanzania Volunteers – From a Member of Team #1

From Robi Kronberg, one of the Tanzania volunteers on the inaugural Ipalamwa team: My suggestions to future Ipalamwa, Tanzania volunteers… The children may initially be shy, but they will warm up quickly. They enjoy having their pictures/videos taken and seeing themselves immediately afterwards. This activity is a great way to “break the ice” with then. You […]

Volunteer Journal: Meaningful Construction Projects in West Virginia

Since 1999, Global Volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life have worked on meaningful construction volunteer projects in West Virginia’s Fayette County – helping rehabilitate dilapidated and energy inefficient homes, classrooms and other buildings. West Virginia volunteer Joanna shares her journal entry about the meaningful relationships and memories she built while working on […]

Montana Volunteer: “A decision I’ll never regret and a journey I’ll never forget.”

As a Montana volunteer, you serve and experience life on an American Indian reservation – the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Jimmy describes the projects he worked on as well as reflects on the journey he took while making the decision on whether or not to serve. With meaningful friendships and breathtaking views, it’s easy to see […]

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Chinese Teachers Talk About Volunteer Impact

In the summer, Kunming University runs a 2- to 3- week “staff development” English program for an intact group of Chinese English teachers from elementary, middle and high schools in the area. Global Volunteers is invited to assist every year with the program. Volunteers lead Chinese English teachers in conversations to help improve their English […]