Current News, Field Reports and Volunteer Voices

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Mother and children participate on the RCP program in Ipalamwa, Tanzania

The Value of Volunteerism

A simple accident of birth has given me a life which has included all the opportunities available to male Caucasions in the U.S. to improve our station in life, to enjoy good health, obtain good education and acquire a satisfactory standard…
Mother and children participate on the RCP program in Ipalamwa, Tanzania

Glorious Past – The Dynamic Present

QUERETARO, MEXICO: The glorious past – the dynamic present! By Francoise Yohalem Volunteer Team Leader When I agreed to lead a team of volunteers to Queretaro, Mexico, I had already traveled extensively to more “exotic” sites south…
Mother and children participate on the RCP program in Ipalamwa, Tanzania
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Choose China for a Challenge

Ready for the “Adventure of a Lifetime?” I recommend Kunming, China with Global Volunteers! Working with the English teachers in the Kunming Global Volunteers program last year reminded me of the time very many years ago when I was a…
Mother and children participate on the RCP program in Ipalamwa, Tanzania

Recipes from Ronni & Sheeba

Okra Poriyal (serves 6) 1 tablespoon cooking oil ½ teaspoon mustard seed ¼ cup chopped red onion 1-2 tablespoons fresh whole curry leaves 4 cups sliced okra 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons masala ½ teaspoon turmeric Heat…
Mother and children participate on the RCP program in Ipalamwa, Tanzania

Are There Many Cars in Ipalamwa?

We who have come so far, and have so far to go. Can three days bring a change? Can we grasp the leap from our high tech world to subsistence farming? Can we possibly assimilate the change from Dubai to Dar es Salaam to Iringa to Ipalamwa? Today…
Mother and children participate on the RCP program in Ipalamwa, Tanzania
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Grandmother and Grandson Expand Compassion Together Through Volunteerism

One of the greatest benefits of serving others is the perspective you obtain about your own place in the world.  More and more, grandparents are enabling their grandchildren to travel with them to serve in developing communities to understand…