Community Partner since 2012.


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.

  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

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, […]


Adding Volunteer Abroad Experience on Your Resume

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

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 […]

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 […]

Connecting While Serving

Today is the last day of teaching kids at the Anse la Raye Primary School. It makes me sad to think about leaving them. They all showed so much perseverance and everyday brought a smile to my face and the other volunteers. If I learned one thing, it’s that no matter where you started, you […]

We are “Breaking Ground!”

Message of the Day:  “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi  Abna said he would turn two in September, but I could have sworn U. was only six months old.  He couldn’t talk, and he only recently learned to walk, but boy could he cry. We only stayed in […]

Happiness Never Decreases by Being Shared

Day 4, Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 Message of the Day: Thousand of candles can be lit from a single, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha We arrived in St. Lucia on their Independence Day as they were celebrating their freedom to forge their own […]