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October 11: International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” It’s a day when humanitarians worldwide unite under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take […]

Volunteer Opportunities for Professionals in Tanzania

Volunteer Opportunities for Professionals

If you are a professional and would like to use your knowledge and skills to help struggling communities, you have your chance in Tanzania. Global Volunteers was recently asked to help at Iringa, Tanzania. The University of Iringa is seeking the help of professionals in all fields to help the institution and the students get […]

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“Iringa Town” is New Service Destination for 2016 Tanzania Volunteers

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Over 30 years, team members have come to know the sights, sounds and energy of Iringa – the small economic center and transportation hub which has been Global Volunteers’ overnight stop on the way to our partner communities.  But, visits have been limited to a comforting meal at the end of the day’s travel, a cozy bedroom and a quick shopping trip at the market. […]

The Kleissler Family in Tanzania

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“He LOVED Playing with Those Kids.” Amy Kleissler and her son Jack volunteered together in Pommern, Tanzania. This was the second program for Amy, who has taken four sons to Pommern during summer vacation. She talks about the “immeasurable value” of experiencing this culture with her children, and the gifts of knowledge and insight the villagers […]

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The Huff Family Worldwide

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Global Volunteers’ partner communities have engaged families of all ages and sizes in community development projects on service programs since 1984. The Huff family is exceptional; sharing the world of service in Romania, Poland, Peru, Ecuador, Tanzania and Ghana with their four daughters. Lisa Huff tells their story: In the spring of 2007, my husband […]

Our Journey to The Host Community.

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The adventure of Global Volunteers Team in Tanzania began with a warm welcome and hug from country manager Edward at the Slipway Hotel in Dar es Salaam.We enjoyed an outdoor welcome dinner while watching some small fishing boats on the Indian Ocean as the sunset. We appreciated the cool breeze after  the day time temperature […]

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Family Volunteering in Tanzania

Family volunteering in Tanzania

Carol Ann Bohn signed up for the Tanzania Volunteer Program with her husband, Ray Bohn, and their two teenage daughters, Mary Kathryn and Emma Bohn (19 and 17 years old). Read as Carol Ann beautifully reflects on her meaningful experience with her family volunteering in Tanzania together with Global Volunteers: “This experience is hard to put into words, but […]

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Falling in Love with Tanzania

Falling in love with Tanzania

Reflections by Morgan, Tanzania Global Volunteer and Endicott College Student, about her Global Volunteers experience and falling in love with Tanzania. I absolutely fell in love with Tanzania. From the moment I met the Global Volunteers staff until the moment I was back in the airport at Dar es Salaam, I felt so at home in the […]

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A Mother-Daughter Adventure in Service

After mutually experiencing a yearning to get off the beaten track, Lisa Graumlich and her daughter, Maya Graumlich, decided to make a difference in the world by becoming Global Volunteers. So in the summer of 2014, Lisa and Maya embarked on an exciting adventure to provide meaningful service to the children and community in Pommern, a […]

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Liz and Jacob Turnage: A Mother-Son Volunteer Duo

In the summer of 2014, Liz Turnage and her son, Jacob, decided to take some time out of their busy schedule to make a difference in a rural village in Tanzania, Pommern. This was a difficult task given that Liz is a full-time and hardworking physician and Jacob is an active 16-year-old boy and an […]