Current News, Field Reports and Volunteer Voices

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Poland Volunteer Featured in Community Magazine

Repeat Poland Volunteer Featured in Community Magazine!

Poland Volunteer Featured in Community Magazine: Judy of Woodbury, Minnesota was recently featured in her community's magazine, highlighting her several Global Volunteers service program including two in Poland! Woodbury Magazine Article Retired…
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Learn about Queretaro!

QUERETARO, MEXICO: The glorious past – The dynamic present! Written by: Francoise, Global Volunteer Team Leader When I agreed to lead a team of volunteers to Queretaro, Mexico, I had already traveled extensively to more “exotic”…
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EarthBoxes in Chennai!!!

Did you happen to see our EarthBox photos from India on our Facebook last week? If not, please check out some of the amazing images below!! In early January a team of Global Volunteers brought the first Earthboxes to Chennai to be cared…
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A Tour of La Molina (& More Teaching)!!

Tuesday, January, 25 ** La Molina ** Written by: Volunteer Theresa Quote for the Day: “When ending a day you should never say “I could have”, “I should have”, or “I would have”. At the end of the day you should always…
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Engage in a Colorful Culture! Viva Mexico!

There's so much to enjoy in Querétaro, Mexico as a volunteer - not the least, the year-round holidays and celebrations. Nearly every month, you have a reason to celebrate. Get two for one! Help others and learn about a new culture.  Join…
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“Spring into Service” with Global Volunteers!

“Spring into Service” with Global Volunteers to receive a special limited discount offer for our March and April teams! Four or more volunteers who apply by January 31 for any of these 28 teams in 16 countries will receive a discount of…
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“Safety Trumps Everything” is our Motto!

At Global Volunteers' 2010 Annual Staff Training in St. Paul, Minnesota, country managers and volunteer team leaders were certified by the American Red Cross to administer CPR in emergencies. Because "safety trumps everything" is our motto…
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Exceptional Staff Recognized and Thanked

Today's all staff meeting -- within our two-week training sessions in St. Paul, Minnesota -- was highlighted by naming three outstanding staff members for special recognition.Regional Manager Dorota Wierzbicka(right in photo) was presented…
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Annual Staff Training Begins in St. Paul

"Welcome to snowy Minnesota!" Global Volunteers CEO Bud Philbrook welcomed back 11 of our country managers to St. Paul, Minnesota, where they joined USA staff at our annual staff training, beginning today.After a morning review of our 27-year…
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We Need You Now! Continue to Vote for Global Volunteers!!!

Good morning Global Volunteers! We've hit the final stretch and we must keep voting in the Star Tribune Full Page Project! Please do everything you can today to keep voting each hour and engaging those around you. Thank you, again, for your…
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Vote for Global Volunteers in the Star Tribune Full Page Project!

From November 15 - November 21 the Star Tribune newspaper is holding a contest entitled 'Full Page Project' amongst MN non-profits and the winner will receive a free full page ad in the Sunday paper! Please vote for us this week ~ you can vote…
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Twentieth Anniversary of Global Volunteers in Poland!

Dear Volunteers, Our partnership started together with the democratic changes in Poland. After many years of studying Russian we needed to have a well qualified English speaking Polish cadre that could lead us into the…