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Why Volunteer in Greece

Why volunteer in Greece

Lynn has volunteered in Greece three times in the last four years. Having fallen in love with the country, Lynn tells us why you should volunteer in Greece as well.  Why Volunteer in Greece, as Lynn tells it: Greece is a welcoming, warm country. The weather is just great, sunny and beautiful. And there is the free time. […]

Summing up Why I’m Volunteering in Crete Again

Volunteering in Crete

By Lynn Lotkowictz, 3-time Greece Global Volunteer. Volunteering in Crete Three times in Fours Years So I’m volunteering in Crete this week for my third Global Volunteers trip in four years. Same program, same location. Why? The country, though economically struggling with continued high unemployment, remains peaceful with a beautiful landscape and welcoming culture. One of the […]


“Good Grief, What Have I Gotten Myself Into?”

teaching English in Greece

by Jennifer M., Greece Global Volunteer.  My teammates from week one having moved on, I was the only volunteer for summer English school the second week of my program in Gazi.  Although I was a little daunted by this idea, and missed the company and conversation with my previous teammates, Sam (the Greece Team Leader and […]


A week of Teaching and Learning For All of us!


  Today was the end of a full week—a week of teaching and learning for all of us. The word “bittersweet” came up a few times this morning at breakfast for Meghan and me on our last day of teaching. Last walk by the blue morning glories, the black dog, and the fig trees on […]


Family of Four Serve and Explore Greece!


Global Volunteers salutes Andy, Lucy, Anna and Alice Kligerman, who have served twice as a family on the island of Crete, in Greece, where they taught conversational English to summer camp students. It is obvious they made learning productive and fun for their students and each other! Andy writes: “We selected the teaching program in Crete, because we thought […]


Striving For Success!

Story time in Greece!

  By the end of the school session today we were more than halfway through our week of service.  By now we are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of our students.  Their school teachers and earlier Global Volunteers have served them well.  The students in the upper class can recognize English words that they […]


Volunteering Unboxed: Making Boxes and Sorting Clothes for Refugees

Boxing supplies.

The team are acclimating well to our residence, the hotel staff (who treat us as family already), and to Crete.  All thanks to Sam. All of us are enjoying learning about the new language, finding our way around the neighborhood, and most importantly, eating and drinking Greek food and beverages. Melody Googled the top ten […]

“Clean Monday”…Kathara Deftera in Greece!


Today in Greece the Greeks celebrate Clean Monday ” Kathara Deftera” which marks the end of the carnival and the beginning of Great lent. It is called this because Christians  begin this season with “clean hearts and good intentions”. Due to the fact that this day is also considered the first day of Spring families gather together for picnics […]

Christmas Traditions In Greece!

Christmas or (Xristouyenna- Christouyenna) meaning the birth of Christ  is one of the most important celebrations  within the Greek Orthodox church.  Traditions vary depending on  which region or Island one is from. Here are a few of the popular Christmas traditions celebrated throughout Greece today: Kalikantzari: During the 12-day period from Christmas day until the Epiphany […]

My Goals Accomplished!

Today I was delighted to spend a third session with one of the High School Students.  After the usual greeting, we opened the workbook to practice English, role playing, and pronunciation, which is the usual class work.  After reading and working with the formal work plan for a few minutes, I realized she completely understood […]