This is simply an amazing experience for my daughter and for me. I’m profoundly appreciative that I had the opportunity to do some work related to psychiatry (although I still would have been happy to paint fences!). The treatment program where I did an in-service with the staff on debriefing is really pretty amazing. They were remarkably receptive, […]
What’s more meaningful than a family volunteering together? Vacation together and help improve the world. Work with other family volunteers on important community projects for one or two weeks. See how meaningful your family vacation can be when you volunteer in another culture.
The Ford Family of Great Falls, Montana (all nine of them) served together in Pommern in June 2013. This is their journal of their Adventure in Service. 8/6/13 – Lovely seaside dinner with Edward. The food is delicious and the view of the water amazing, but we realize this is the tourist “Disneyland” part of […]
Global Volunteer and father, Mark, describes serving others on the Blackfeet Reservation with his daughter. This morning when the daily volunteer projects were assigned, we got the word that our help was needed in the town of Babb. Tai asked me to get her lunch together while she gathered her work clothes. I hastily packed two […]
by Melissa My children have a book about the kids around the world. The message of the book is that “there are kids all around the world just like you.” Seattle, WA and Browning, MT are not a world apart in distance; they may seem like a world apart in other ways. In fact, what […]
Our team starts the day by digging posts to replace at the new greenhouse site. This new construction will house growth of the reforestation trees (planted at Colegio site and the Santa Elena Reserve) and hydroponic vegetable garden. Here Ella , Igor and agricultural teacher Daniel measure the plastic ceiling on the basketball court. Tomorrow […]
The months of June and July blossoms with the beginning of the summer English language camps in Poland. Teams of volunteers who arrive in Siedlce and Zakopane eager to work with elementary school and high school students play a very crucial role in educating the future leaders of Poland. The conversational English exercises take the form […]
Thoughts of a Grandmother: Most parents want their children to be happy and successful throughout their lives. Unfortunately, the mainstream culture in western society has defined happiness and success by the amount of material goods an individual possesses, or is capable of purchasing. Parents’ buy the latest video games, I-Pods, and cell phones to create […]