Global Volunteers Community Partner Malamo “Tenia” Vigla says the regression of her students’ English skills during the COVID-19 lockdown will be a challenge to overcome. In a “normal” school year, Global Volunteers would be teaching important lessons in her classroom to help students bridge the upcoming summer holiday. But, she’s determined to employ the techniques […]
Community Partner since 1995.
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When the first cases of the Coronavirus – COVID – 19 made their appearance in Wuhan, China, just before Christmas, my thoughts took me back to the era of SARS, EBOLA, and MERS. It was an unknown virus, but too far away to affect us here on the Island of Crete. Within three months, the […]
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This summer marks 25 years of Global Volunteers serving on the island of Crete, Greece. We will be celebrating this milestone anniversary with new and alumni volunteers on a service program beginning July 18. This is a rare and not-to-be-missed opportunity! What can you expect on this unique team? Enjoy meaningful teaching with local English […]
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When you think of Greece, what comes to mind? The different shades of blue, the clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Kilometers of sandy beaches, Minotaurs, mythology, mountain villages, or small windy roads blocked by sheep and goats – bleating, bells ringing. Perhaps many images come to mind when you think of Greece, but what […]
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With a thirst for cross-cultural knowledge, octogenarian Carolyn Gallaher joined her third service program with Global Volunteers in hope to uncover the true heart of Crete. She soon learned she wouldn’t be disappointed. Carolyn was grateful to work on a variety of service projects that put her in direct contact with Greeks of all ages, […]
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Global Volunteers’ Country Managers and Team Leaders are the heart and soul of this organization. They are volunteers’ resource and guide while serving in the community. They are our community partners’ connection to valuable volunteer resources. They are the glue that hold Global Volunteers’ service programs together. One of the very best ways to get […]
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Summer 2020 marks 25 years of service in Greece, with a special anniversary team in Crete (July 18- August 1) to commemorate this milestone! Register now to enjoy meaningful work with students at a summer English program, and be a part of special cultural events for an authentic and stimulating celebration, Greek-style. OPA!!! Global Volunteers’ […]
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Peggy and Bud Cope volunteered in Greece with their three children, Ellie, Adam, and Evan, after having a year that could’ve torn them apart, both physically and emotionally. Peggy had the feeling that the only hope her family had to heal and come together was if they did something meaningful together. So Peggy and her […]
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Septuagenarian Maggie Caison is a retired middle school teacher who, since retiring, finds herself busier than ever. Apart from volunteering internationally with Global Volunteers, she also volunteers with several organizations in her home town of Lenexa, Kansas. “I feel it’s an honor to give a little of what I can. I love teaching and volunteering […]
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Global Volunteers professes that every volunteer helps wage peace and promote justice in partner communities worldwide But, you might wonder: “Can I really make a difference in my two weeks of service? Can I truly impact at least one person’s life?” If you have doubts, this story may just convince you how important you can […]