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Top 4 Island Volunteer Vacations

Island Volunteer Vacations

With crystal-blue bays, soft sand beaches, breathtaking views, and a care-free island “beat,” it’s easy to see why people choose to volunteer on our island volunteer vacations. Although these are some of the most beautiful places on Earth, the poverty on these islands is often hidden from the average tourist. As a volunteer, you provide assistance […]

St. Lucia: My Caribbean Island Getaway

Volunteers on Caribbean Island St. Lucia

St. Lucia Global Volunteer Ellen F. settled into her Caribbean Island “home” quickly, thanks to the warm welcome of our host partners and local families in Anse la Raye, St. Lucia.  She said the Caribbean community began to feel like home after her first week.  Following are a few reflections on a day in the island getaway as a […]

A Day to Teach Children in St. Lucia

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St. Lucia Volunteer Erin C. discovers teaching children in a St. Lucia classroom requires patience – and a measure of  “blind faith.”  Short-term volunteers teach children ages 10 to 17 at the Anse la Raye Primary School. We woke to the sound of rain on the tin roofs today.  I laid in bed listening to the torrential downpour, […]

NOBEL LAUREATE WEEK / DAY: 17th – 23rd

St Lucia boasts of two Nobel Laureates, Sir Arthur Lewis, who was born in 1915 and obtained the Nobel Prize in Economics and Derek Walcott, born in 1930, who won the prestigious award for his work in Literature.  Because both men were born on 23rd January, this day is called Nobel Laureate Day; a day […]

I decided to leave “my comfort zone” and go to St. Lucia.

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  With one day to go before returning home, I have been reflecting on my volunteer experience.  While Sue has been very enthusiastic about a Global Volunteer trip, I was unsure if I really wanted to go.  After much thought, I decided to leave “my comfort zone” and go to St. Lucia. I was so […]

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Colorado Nurse Spends Her Vacation Time Volunteering Around the World

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by Tracy Heaberlin Have you ever googled travel, service, and babies? I did about 10 years ago, and it led me to Global Volunteers. Working as a health-care provider, I was interested in spending some of my vacation time engaging in short-term volunteerism. Global Volunteers helps provide short-term volunteers on long-term service projects to create, […]

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Adding Volunteer Abroad Experience on Your Resume

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by Denise Miller My first experience with Global Volunteers was in 2005, when I read an article in The Washington Post about volunteer vacations. When I looked at the Global Volunteers website, the Cook Islands was featured on the front page, and I was hooked. This was a place I had always wanted to visit, and […]

Local Woman Joins Effort to Raise IQ in Caribbean Village

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San Diego author, blogger and psychologist Ruth Curran believes things happen for a reason. For instance, she believes the understanding seized from her life-changing brain injury may very well change the futures of children on a West Indies island – nearly 4,000 miles away. Today, she channels her energy, skills, and talent for re-framing life’s […]

Our brothers’ keeper

Good morning Saint Lucia. Our third day on the island and Saint Lucia’s beauty is only surpassed by the beauty and resilience of her people. Today we did assessments on 3,4 ,5 and 6th graders. The children all loved mathematics and were well mannered and neatly dressed with smiles like the sun. I was moved […]

Gallery of Labor Projects in Anse la Raye

[symple_accordion] [symple_accordion_section title=”Earthbox Stands”] Volunteers helped build wooden tables for earthboxes to sit upon, so pregnant mothers don’t need to bend down to tend the gardens. [/symple_accordion_section] [symple_accordion_section title=”Infant School: Sick Bay”] Several teams worked on construction of a sick bay and teachers’ lounge for the infant school. [/symple_accordion_section] [symple_accordion_section title=”Primary School: Literacy Center and […]