Entries by Michele Gran

The Global Role of Women – Caretakers, Conscience, Farmers, Educators and Entrepreneurs

Throughout history, the central role of women in society has ensured the stability, progress and long-term development of nations. Globally, women comprise 43 percent of the world’s agricultural labor force – rising to 70 percent in some countries. For instance, across Africa, 80 percent of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, most of whom are rural women. […]

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Compassion, Curiosity and Conviction Motivate Women of all Ages to Volunteer Internationally

“Marvelous Maddy,” (above) is a student volunteer who raised over $6,000 worth of dental supplies for the RCP  (Reaching Children’s Potential) Clinic in Ipalamwa, Tanzania.“Seeing the children’s faces light up as they held on tightly to their new dental tools was so heartwarming.  At that moment, I was so proud of our fundraising efforts and […]

Global Volunteers’ 20-Year Partnership with The Blackfeet Nation of Montana

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Global Volunteers’ service to children, elders and families on the Blackfeet Reservation of Montana.  We’re very proud of our long-standing relationship with the Blackfeet people, and look forward to 20 more years and more!  Initiated by Global Volunteers Co-Founder Michele Gran and Blackfeet elder Dorothy Still Smoking in 1999, […]

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This Isn’t the Summer Camp of Your Childhood!

Whoever thought summer camp could be this fun and educational?  Global Volunteers first experimented with the concept of summer English language “camps” at the request of our Poland community partner in 1991.  At the bucolic setting of Reymontowka, the itinerary was designed with equal measures of learning and adventure. Children from the Siedlce district (many […]

35 Years of Volunteer Service Worldwide!

It started in Minnesota, by two people who had a simple idea, about waging peace . . . In the past 35 years, Global Volunteers has mobilized over 35,000 volunteers to serve children and families in partner communities worldwide. We know that direct, hands-on service cultivates mutual understanding and respect, and helps build a foundation for […]

Experience Kathmandu as a Volunteering Destination

Online travel guides are brimming with opportunities to tour Nepal – recognizing the country’s popularity as a top travel destination.  Adored by hikers, climbers and mountaineers, the northern section of the country features the Nepalese Himalayas – with eight of the ten highest mountains in the world.  The tropical south features expansive jungle territory, and […]

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Volunteers Working Hand-in-Hand on the Blackfeet Reservation

Monday, September 3:  We Spread Out on Community Projects by Sarah A titch, a scoatch, a smidge, a squizzle.  We all pitch in.  Working hand-in-hand as volunteers on the Blackfeet Reservation. We started our week on the Memorial Day holiday – so many of the “standard” Global Volunteers project sites are closed for the day.  […]

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Help Children in Peru on an Exceptional Service Abroad Opportunity

Learn about our partnership with Sagrada Familia and your opportunity to help children in Peru here. Support a True Model Community in Peru by Daniel  Salazar, Global Volunteers Peru Country Manager and Team Leader Come to Lima and be inspired!  Come and make a real difference!  Come contribute to a true model of compassionate leadership […]