Global Volunteers’ 177th volunteer team in the Cook Islands was the first to return after COVID. The team included a teacher, military veteran, former World Bank employee, birdwatcher, three-time Cook Islands volunteer, and a college librarian and grandmother who brought her eleven-year-old grandson. They brought oceans of experience and passion to change the world, sometimes […]
Volunteers assist teachers by serving as classroom resources – observing, contributing and intervene when students struggle with lessons and concepts. They also provide enrichment for gifted learners and provide individual or small-group tutoring during or after school hours.
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Four-time volunteer and Global Volunteers Board Member John Taylor remembers an impactful assignment from teacher Jeremia Silla in Ipalamwa, Tanzania. It wasn’t intended for his students, but rather, for the volunteer teacher himself. In revealing his pride in his school campus, and his devotion to his students, Teacher Jeremia leaves a lasting memory of commitment […]
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Charlene Mizner had spent time stationed in the Azores, Portugal in her 22-year career with the US Air Force. So when she came across Global Volunteers’ Portugal service program on an internet search for volunteer work abroad, she envisioned giving back to the Portuguese people as they had given to her years ago. In Beja, […]
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Global Volunteers professes that every volunteer helps wage peace and promote justice in partner communities worldwide But, you might wonder: “Can I really make a difference in my two weeks of service? Can I truly impact at least one person’s life?” If you have doubts, this story may just convince you how important you can […]
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Retired special education teacher Mary Rowlette said she learned in the rural village of Ipalamwa that we all have something to give. Her personal goal, she said was to help children, observe, support others and use her skills to make a difference. In her interview with Global Volunteers Social Media Manager Sam Pinakoulaki, Mary describes […]
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Global Volunteer Jedd Waason said a desire to help others led him to the Cook Islands with Global Volunteers. What he gained, he said, was a clearer focus on a career in education. Read on to learn how his teaching assignment became a glimpse into his future. My volunteer trip to the Cook Islands was […]
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Volunteers often discover that, despite their professional background, they can be significant resources in a classroom. Such is the case with business owner and volunteer, Jennifer, who says she was surprised how comfortable she became working with second- and third-grade students. Read on for more insights: by Jennifer M., Greece Global Volunteer. My teammates from week […]