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Serving in the Caribbean with Global Volunteers

There’s a first for everything!  Could volunteering in the Caribbean with Global Volunteers be one of yours?  Learn from Rechelle and her teenage daughter Kayla (pictured above) about experiences you can expect volunteering in Anse la Raye – on the island of St. Lucia. My service program with Global Volunteers will live me forever! Although I’ve […]

Using Your Professional Skills as a Volunteer

Using your professional skills as a volunteer can be very satisfying, says Sara, first-time St. Lucia volunteer.  It might be the best way to experience the Caribbean!  She reflects on a two weeks of teaching and health care projects – on the captivating island of St. Lucia. It is with bittersweet emotions that we take our […]

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 […]

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 […]

Erin teaching children in St. Lucia

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, […]

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 […]

  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 […]

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, […]