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Family volunteer experience in Crete

Reflections from Colleen Shannon, who volunteered with her daughter, Lauren, and two grandsons, Max and Darwin in Crete, Greece: Our family volunteer experience in Crete last month was one of the highlights of my life. Not only was it personally fulfilling, but watching my daughter and grandsons interact with the children, other volunteers and our hosts was […]

Anna Goshua says the historic timing of her July Crete Service Program added significance to her volunteer contribution.  As the Greek government negotiated austerity measures with the EU, Anna focused her personal efforts on daily English lessons – to encourage her adolescent students to plan for their futures.  It brought into focus, she said, the importance of a steady […]

As I sat out in the playground for recess watching the children laughing and playing, tears filled my eyes…70 innocent souls that spend 4 hours a day with our Volunteers learning English in the hope of a better future! I mean really what does the future hold for these kids? They are certainly NOT to […]

Greece Global Volunteer

Greece Global Volunteer, Lesley Rainey, shared her heart on her first service program in Greece back in 2013. Since then, she’s loyally supported the people she met in Greece – through not only returning to serve, but also through spreading the word on social media. Her optimistic and caring outlook on life shines through brightly […]

May 1st in Greece. May the 1st (May Day) is a national holiday in Greece and probably one of the only holidays that does not have any religious background. It is a celebration of spring and also “workers day”. Union workers gather in the large cities for demonstrations while families take to the countryside for picnics […]

Wednesday 25th March 2015. It’s Greek Independence day and the team is free because schools are closed. The family, India, Elisabeth, Tanja and Chadwick, went off on their own adventure. Marcella, Chris and I bused through the gate of the walled city of Heraklion to watch the parade. The plaza near the archeological museum was […]

In August 2014 Matt and Anita Wells along with their four children Eliza, Madeleine, Nathaniel, and Lydia took part on a service program here in Malevizi, Greece. They, along with thirteen other volunteers ranging in age from ten years to 64  years, split up into small groups, chose their class assignments, and got to work helping […]

Thursday, July 31, 2014 As our time here is coming to an end, I look back and can’t believe how far we all have come from that very first day.  I remember a team member remarking how we felt like “lambs going to the slaughter”that first Monday – not knowing exactly how we would connect […]

  Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Message of the day: ”I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou As we walked to school on yet another glorious Cretan morning we began to realise we a only […]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Message of the day: “Don’t cry because it’s over…..but smile because it happened!”    –  Dr. Seuss   Day two into our second week consisted of myself and three others attended the “Right to Life” center, where we worked with adults having very severe disabilities.  We worked alongside and observed sessions with […]