Community Partner since 2012.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Message of the Day: “I 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 Our message of the day inspires and reminds us as to why we are here, a written reminder we can read/share with friends this […]

We began at the Global Volunteers Resource Room at JJ’s, selecting some donated materials to add to the curriculum at Kids Steps. Carolyn and Susan spent the day at Kids Steps, including helping the children learn to write their own names; about a third of the four and five year olds are unable to do […]

  Today was the last day for “TEAM EARTHBOX” to give service in Anse la Raye. We have been fortunate to be lead by Marie-Louise Reid,  a community member absolutely passionate and very knowledgeable about agriculture in St Lucia. The team started debriefing and discussing about the work that had been covered over the week and […]