Teaching conversational English in Poland

Reasons to Volunteer in Poland

Lori Wedeking has been serving in Poland since 2002 – on a total of 34 programs to date. Here she describes the main reasons she continues to volunteer in Poland, year after year, teaching youth conversational English: #1 – The work of teaching English is both real and needed. Many young adults in Poland find that […]

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“Hey, Lori, can I use your phone to check the weather?”

By Lori Wedeking, Repeat Poland Volunteer. “Hey, Lori, can I use your phone to check the weather?” This request came from a boy who had been my student two years ago at a language camp in Poland. He made this request while the language camp students were enjoying a disco dance evening. I was just […]

Volunteer on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation with Global Volunteers

Journal Entry from a Volunteer on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation

Journal from Jed, a volunteer on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation: There is a fire that burns on the Blackfeet Reservation. It has been burning for over a century. You can feel its heat, you can smell its smoke, and yes, like most North Americans, you can do nothing about it. Or, if you can find […]

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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 with Global Volunteers

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 […]

China – December 16, 2017 – Immediate Volunteer Service Needed

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What Kunming Teachers Are Saying about Volunteers in China…

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 […]

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Crowdsourcing to Volunteer Abroad

Read about how one Global Volunteer used crowdsourcing to volunteer abroad – raising enough funds to cover both the program fees and to buy schoolbooks for students in Tanzania. “Kelly is one of those full of life, bursting at the seams with joy and laughter people who feels the world on a deeper level than […]