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The Kleissler Family Serves in Tanzania

The Kleissler Family Serves in Tanzania

The Kleissler Family Serves in Tanzania: Amy Kleissler and her son Jack volunteered together in Tanzania. This was the second program for Amy, who has taken four sons to Tanzania 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 share […]

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The Huff Family Worldwide

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.

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 signed up for the Tanzania Volunteer Program with her husband, Ray, and their two teenage daughters, Mary Kathryn and Emma (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 I hope that […]

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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 […]

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Volunteering with the Pollards

  In the winter of 2014, Deborah Pollard (middle above) and her two children, Meghan (right above) and Aidan (left above), embarked on a volunteer experience of a lifetime to Pommern, a rural village in Tanzania, with Global Volunteers. They lived and volunteered in Pommern for 6 weeks, providing a variety of different services throughout […]

Our Arrival in Tanzania

Message of the Day: “The whole pace of life and personality of the people who live among them are different.  They’re not too busy to be coureous.  The hereness and nowness of things is something that they know all about.  The discovery is the real find.” – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance As […]

Our Arrival in Iringa

We woke up to a lovely breakfast among all my new friends. We met early with the General Secretary, who was very enthusiastic to explain how we will be helping in Pommern. We introduced each other to him and asked questions. We had a brief introduction on Global Volunteers’ mission. He spoke with us about […]