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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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 […]
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Alumni volunteer Sapna Srivastava and sons Shaan (10) and Rowhan (13) Daly volunteered over the boys’ spring break – serving the children in Maleviziou, Crete. It’s become a family tradition to serve together. Rowhan participated on his first Global Volunteers service program with Sapna in Montana in 2013. Shaan soon joined them when they served […]
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In Part Two of their blog post about their service program in Crete, Greece Volunteers Tom and Rondi Olson talk about Cretan history, hospitality, cuisine and free-time activities available to volunteers serving in Greece! Read Part One. Part Two: Discovering Crete’s “Backstory.” We came to Crete without a mental picture, and really had no idea […]
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Global Volunteers alumni Tom and Rondi Olson were eager for their service program in Crete, Greece. After serving in Peru and Cuba, they said the island’s craggy beauty and friendly culture drew them to their next volunteer adventure. In a two-part blog post, Rondi and Tom report on the students, teachers and volunteers they worked […]