Community Partner since 2012.

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Telling the St. Lucia Project Story

Dawn guides cameraman Dave as Francois Henry selects seedlings at the nursery. It’s been very interesting watching reporter Jason Davis and photographer Dave Peterson work – interviewing volunteers and capturing the various aspects of each work project. They started out on Monday at Kids’ Step interviewing Carita and recording the students tending the Earth Boxes.  […]

All Working Hard

  Today we all met for breakfast at Ben’s Hideaway, and gathered some more resources from the resource room before we were on our way.   Margaret and Dawn went back to the health clinic to look over birth records and were pleased to find they went all the way back to 1979!  They then […]

We Learn about our Work Projects in Anse la Raye, St. Lucia

 St. Lucia Day Two:  our first work day in the field, was an extremely unique and interesting experience. Team Alpha Dogs (Tony Lombardi, Sean, Cameron, Tyler, Kevin, myself (and our one Doggette, Melina) were off to an old abandoned building to help refurnish and reconstruct a facility for the “Youth on Fire” in Anse Le […]

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Our very first high school group shares about their time in St. Lucia

It all started at 8am St. Lucia time (5am AZ time) at Ben’s Hideaway restaurant for breakfast. We munched on a classic breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, and a St. Lucian fruit called the star fruit, that was literally the shape of a star. After breakfast we packed into the vans that brought us to […]

Meant To Be

A sunny”home” for an RCP mom’s Earth Box. Volunteers gathering for breakfast; thought of the day; the journal reading; loading in the bus; off to our projects – it has been a long time for me since my last Global Volunteers program,  but I feel at home again.  Meeting the staff at the RCP; walking through the […]

Work and Routine

  “My son Ajohny enjoys watering the plants.  He is two years and four months old.  I hold him up to the Earth Box, he waters it.” Zarana proudly pointed at her Earth Box, which was flourishing on a board creatively invented by one of her brothers.  With a beautiful smile, Zarana said “I love […]

First Day of Community Projects

  Today dawned bright and beautiful at JJ’s Paradise hotel in lovely St. Lucia. The day held a special air of excitement as all the Global Volunteers looked forward to our first REAL day of work, with our Anse La Raye partners.   Anticipation mounted as we quickly dispensed with breakfast and received our transportation […]

Global Volunteers, Team 7 St. Lucia

  Who can describe the feeling of excitement preparing to land in a country you’ve never been to before?  You get that first glimpse out of the airplane window of the numerous green mountains seemingly dropped from above competing to be more grand than the crystal blue Carribean.  St. Lucia—Where are we? What are we […]

Attending to the “Little Joys” of Life

“The universe is a place of abundance when you nurture others while also caring for yourself. Your ability to give and receive multiplies exponentially.” -Christine Northrup M.D. I wake each morning to the sounds of the ceiling fan whirling, doves calling and birds singing. The vibration and chirping of Jane’s cell phone alarm is my […]

Two Weeks of Loving Kindness

Kimmy at Kids’ Step Preschool I began another action-packed day at the Kids’ Step Preschool. We started by saying a prayer and singing songs, including my personal personal favourite, the Barney theme song, since they all get up and give each other huge hugs and kisses. I then got to read them a book that […]