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Volunteers’ Expectations Vs. Reality in Vietnam

Expectations Vs. Reality

Expectations Vs. Reality in Vietnam: Fran, a volunteer serving in Vietnam, writes about her expectations and what she actually finds at a day serving with Global Volunteers.  Expectations: It is early and I am awake. I want desperately for this day to begin when I will meet and make new friends. In the short time […]

Vietnam: Making Peace Lilies Flourish

Peace Lilies

Global Volunteers Vietnam Team Leader Jim Swiderski reflects on Peace in Vietnam, Peace Lilies, and how to make both of these flourish.  Goooood Mooorrnig Vietnaaam!!! A garden of “Peace Lilies” next to the lake and park in central Hanoi greets my morning walk. It’s hard to capture the rush of emotions I have today as […]

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Volunteer Uses His Professional Background to Make a Difference in Vietnam

use your career to make a difference in Vietnam

Tom has volunteered 5 times in Vietnam. Like Tom, you can use your career to make a difference in Vietnam. The weather today was beautiful — blue skies with a moderately warm temperature. It helped make it another pleasant day in Hanoi. My friend, travel partner and roommate, Keith, and I got up early and took […]

Your Day Can Be Way More Enjoyable Volunteering in Vietnam

volunteer in vietnam

Have you ever wonder what would it be like to volunteer in Vietnam? Keith, a 4-times Vietnam volunteer describes a typical day volunteering in Hanoi.  “I’m not sure what part of my day is most enjoyable.” It could be my solo run around Hoan Kiem at the break of dawn. Just me along with hundreds […]

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Half of the World Is Celebrating and You May Not Even Know about It

Lunar New Year

Jenny Quach is a volunteer coordinator at Global Volunteers. She knows a thing or two about Vietnam. She was born there. Here she shares a little bit about the Lunar New Year. While January 28, 2017 is just another day for most Americans, on the other side of the world, many Asian countries (China, Taiwan, Vietnam, […]

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“Three Nations, a Million Smiles”

Global Volunteer Teaching Projects

Four-time Global Volunteer Connie reflects back on her volunteer teaching projects and experiences from Vietnam, Cuba and Portugal – comparing and contrasting them… These words “rigid, fluid, and tech” describe three Global Volunteers tutoring experiences in Vietnam, Cuba, and most recently Portugal. “Rigid” curriculum and teaching structure in Vietnam contrasted to the “fluid” evening conversation sessions […]

Teach, Learn and Wage Peace in Vietnam

Vietnam Volunteer Vacation

Enlarge Their Capabilities – And Your Perspective. Service adds meaningful dimensions to life. On a Vietnam volunteer vacation, you not only work with children and adults one-on-one, you expand their role in the country’s future. As a volunteer, you contribute to the country’s long-term development and position in the global marketplace, just by sharing what you already […]

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“Volunteering Abroad Impacted My Career Path”

by Norman Baxter My experience with Global Volunteers spans several decades, beginning in 1992 when I went to Russia for three weeks as a business volunteer. Michele Gran (Global Volunteers’ Co-founder) was part of that team, which delivered two one-week seminars for Russian business people outside of Moscow. As a banker, I contributed a lecture […]

A Day in the Life of a Vietnam Global Volunteer

What’s life like as a Global Volunteer in Vietnam? Laura Merriam, committed encore volunteer, embarked on her first adventure to Vietnam as a Global Volunteer this past Spring with her husband, Peter Armstrong, alongside her. Laura explains beautifully and in detail what it is like to explore and volunteer in Vietnam. Enjoy! Highlights from Laura’s Journal Entry on […]

Grateful for the Gift of Service!

After the first week of teaching, I have familiarized myself with the living environment and working rhythm. A typical day would consist of the following: getting up at 6:30,  go for a short jog around the lake to kickstart the day; washing up and get dressed; have breakfast with fellow volunteers; cram into a taxi […]