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Volunteering in Poland

Linda Noonan says teaching English to children as a volunteer abroad was an opportunity to fulfill a long-time dream.  But, it wasn’t without a bit of anxiety as well!  As a retired teacher from Illinois, she knew her knowledge and education were top-notch qualifications.  Yet, teaching  students in a Mexican classroom was initially daunting on […]

Global Volunteers alumni in Poland.

20-time alumni Steve Fox is a retired teacher from Washington State who participated on his first Global Volunteers program in Minnesota in 2003. 15 years later, as a retiree and octogenarian, Steve has contributed 1360 hours of service on 20 service programs worldwide. Here he shares his reflections on volunteering in retirement. (pictured here with […]

Teaching conversational English in Poland

Lori Wedeking has been serving in Poland since 2002 – on a total of 34 programs to date. She describes her main reasons for doing so, year after year, teaching youth conversational English. Her top four reasons to volunteer in Poland: #1 – The work of teaching English is both real and needed. Many young adults […]

People of Poland Global Volunteers

By Lori Wedeking, Repeat Poland Volunteer. “Hey, Lori, can I use your phone to check the weather?” This request came from a boy who had been my student two years ago at a language camp in Poland. He made this request while the language camp students were enjoying a disco dance evening. I was just […]

Teach English Abroad Summer in Europe

Give purpose to your summer! You can do this… So can your child, siblings, spouse or friends! “I’m humbled by how well I was received, and how much I learned that I had to give.  It was a true exchange every day in the classroom – between the students and each one of us volunteers. […]

Service Trip to Poland

Are you searching for a meaningful yet reassuring volunteer opportunity? Ease into a service trip to Poland! Global Volunteers engages individuals of every generation, ethnicity and walk of life on our Poland Service Program to help teach conversational English to students – and no previous teaching experience is necessary! These students crave the chance to learn American English from […]

Polish Christmas Eve Dinner

Continuing with our series on Christmas traditions worldwide, Country Director Dorota Wierzbicka describes the age-old customs at her Christmas Eve dinner table.  Wigilia is the Polish name for Christmas Eve. The whole family gathers on that night and waits impatiently for the appearance of the first star. With its first gleam, they all approach the dinner table, […]

Gnomes Invade a Polish City

This is the fourth part of our series on Myths and Legends. In this case, we present a 100% historical fact happening right now: Gnomes Invade a Polish City.  If you walk around the streets of Wroclaw, you will stumble upon little creatures doing their own thing and minding their own business. Some are guarding building, […]

ALL SAINTS’ DAY IN POLAND

This is the third part to our series on Myths and Legends. Here we present All Saints’ Day in Poland and what’s behind this Polish national holiday. In Poland, just as many other countries like Mexico or Peru,  All Saints’ Day (Wszystkich Świętych) or the Day of the Dead,  is a national holiday. Yes, that means a day off […]