Global Volunteers’ service program in Siedlce, eastern Poland, celebrated its 30th Anniversary on October 10 with a special gala at the Reymontówka Manor House. The service program in Siedlce, Poland is Global Volunteers’ oldest European partnership; one which began in 1990 to help Polish students advance their English skills. Guests of honor at this celebration […]
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The faded and peeling murals and empty classrooms at Sagrada Familia bear witness to the punishing lockdown during the pandemic. But the children’s cheery demeanor and spring blooms on trees and stems belie the stress of 19 continuous months of isolation. On the first service program back to the children’s home in Ventanilla, Peru, Global […]
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Because email services have taken very strong measures to fight spam, some emails from Global Volunteers might be mistakenly routed to your spam filter, or otherwise sent to subordinate folders (such as “promotions” or “other” in Gmail or Outlook). The result is you may never see our messages to you, and we might conclude that you’re […]
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Global Volunteers’ story of service in Ecuador began when we partnered with an incredible group of women who refused to turn a blind eye to the needs of struggling families in their community. In 1996, Global Volunteers accepted a pivotal invitation from FUNDAC to support them in childcare, education, nutrition, and labor projects to help […]
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Because of a glitch in our blog subscribers management software in June, you may have missed all or some of these important program updates and reports. We’ve organized them here for ease of retrieval. Thanks for your continued interest in Global Volunteers’ blog! June Blog Digest Watch for our July posts on returned teams from […]
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This sixth story in a series about recent high school graduates from our partner community, the Sagrada Familia children’s home in Peru, is about Estefany Arias Ramírez. As a day student at the campus school, she witnessed first-hand the difference between her home environment and the supportive environment in the community. Six years ago, she […]
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The Blackfeet Reservation Program in Montana was initiated in 1999 by Global Volunteers Co-Founder Michele Gran and Blackfeet elder Dorothy Still Smoking. 2021 marks the 22nd year of Global Volunteers’ partnership with the Blackfeet Nation. Because of the pandemic, we were unable to serve on the reservation during 2020. But now, our community partners on […]
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Global Volunteers’ partnership with the Cuban Council of Churches (CIC) was cultivated in 2007, before we were formally able to establish a service program on the island. Then, in 2012, we obtained a license to engage American volunteers in support for the Cuban people in Havana and Ciego de Ávila. Following is a brief history […]
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In the year since Greece began its first (of many) national lockdowns due to the fast-spreading Covid- 19 virus, Greek students and teachers have struggled to sustain a reliable school routine. Celia Kopaka, one of our phenomenal community partners in Greece, describes her efforts to keep her students up to date via online learning, and […]
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Donor-advised funds are one of the ways that volunteers and donors financially support Global Volunteers’ work in communities around the world. Read on for details on what they are and how they can be used. Passionate about the work of Global Volunteers? A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a flexible way to tailor your philanthropic giving for […]