Current News, Field Reports and Volunteer Voices

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Partnership Improves Nutrition, Eliminates Hunger in Tanzanian Villages

To help eradicate hunger, Global Volunteers has established partnerships with many organizations around the world, including Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief non-profit organization. Rise Against Hunger coordinates the packaging…

Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Areas is Life-Changing for RCP Families

Not long after the launch of the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Program in Ipalamwa, Tanzania in the summer of 2017, a new idea was born. Though it was not part of the original plan, the first team of volunteers learned about the…

Parent Workshops – Transferring Knowledge so Parents Can Do What They Hope to Do

Children are not born with a manual. Most parents learn how to raise their children from their own parents or grandparents. Unfortunately, parents are not always the best instructors. Science, on the other hand, teaches many positive and effective…

The Power Behind the Reaching Children’s Potential Program: Parents!

Around the world, parents, especially mothers, play a critical role in preventing malnutrition and supporting the growth and development of their children. Before birth, mothers’ nutrition, health practices, and mental well-being impact the…

The History of the Reaching Children’s Potential Program from Anse-la-Raye to Ipalamwa

Running to catch a taxi after meetings at the World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome, Nancy Walters, a senior executive at WFP, handed me a copy of The Essential Package and encouraged me to read it. This United Nations agencies document detailed…
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Why nutrition is a smart investment

Malnutrition and food insecurity are grim issues affecting millions of people worldwide. The latest report from the United Nations shows we are moving backward in efforts to eliminate hunger, and families in low-resource communities bear the…

Insight and Compassion Fuels Blackfeet Food Security Program

The Blackfeet Food Access and Sustainability Team (FAST Blackfeet) helps people living in poverty on the Blackfeet Reservation confront food insecurity head on. By providing recipes, nutrition classes and weekly access to meal staples and traditional…
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RCP Families Eagerly Await Volunteers in Ventanilla, Peru

Since the summer of 2022, the families enrolled in the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Program in Ventanilla, Peru have been working hard to improve their children’s health and well-being. In the hillside communities surrounding the…

Loyola Blakefield Returns to the Blackfeet Reservation for Another Week of Service in Summer 2023

When leaders at Loyola Blakefield, a Catholic, Jesuit college preparatory school in Baltimore County, Maryland, learned about Global Volunteers and our Philosophy of Service, they were convinced it was precisely the type of organization they…

Global Volunteers Gathers With Likeminded Partners at United Nations Forum

On Tuesday, January 31st, the United Nations held their annual 2023 Partnership Forum of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at UN Headquarters in New York City. This forum brings together member countries and other key stakeholders, including…
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Mother & Son Bond While Serving with Global Volunteers

During a week-long adventure in service, eleven-year-old Fletcher and his mother, Christie, found gratitude for each other and the Cuban people through volunteering. They learned about themselves and a different culture by leaving their everyday…

Inaugural Puerto Rico Team Completes Successful Week of Service

Global Volunteers’ first team of volunteers to Puerto Rico served in Aguadilla at the end of January 2023. Situated on the western coast of the island, Aguadilla is among the most beautiful communities in all of Puerto Rico. Eight volunteers…