Current News, Field Reports and Volunteer Voices

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Team 161, Kunming June 21-22

by Martin Thoughts for the day: (1) Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (2) It’s not about how to achieve your dreams. It’s about how to lead your life Photo for…
Peru high school volunteer abroad program

Volunteer Struggles to Say Good-Bye to Orphaned Toddler

    By Amy G., Peru Volunteer   Our last day is quickly slipping away. In a few hours, we begin to go our separate ways. We were strangers at the beginning and now we are friends. We ventured from the East Coast…


When I agreed to lead a team of volunteers to Queretaro, Mexico, I had already traveled extensively to more “exotic” sites south of the USA border, mostly in Central and South America, and I relied on memories of an earlier trip to…
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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…

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…

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…

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