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Using Professional Skills in Poland

Using professional skills in Poland

Connie has served a total of 20 times with Global Volunteers, ten of those in Poland. Here is why, and how she is using professional skills in Poland.  Lifetime learning Being curious as a child and curious as an adult, as well as wanting to share what I have learned, are qualities which made me enjoy […]

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Using Professional Skills to Help a Student in Peru

Using Professional Skills to Help in Peru

A short story by Country Manager Daniel Salazar on how a volunteer is using professional skills to help in Peru: Don volunteered to teach conversational English in Lima, Peru, where Global Volunteers works with students and faculty at the Language Center at the National Agrarian University (UNALM). Since he is an engineer, Don was assigned the class with faculty […]

Volunteer Opportunities for Professionals in Tanzania

Volunteer Opportunities for Professionals

If you are a professional and would like to use your knowledge and skills to help struggling communities, you have your chance in Tanzania. Global Volunteers was recently asked to help at Iringa, Tanzania. The University of Iringa is seeking the help of professionals in all fields to help the institution and the students get […]

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Top Healthcare Volunteer Programs Abroad

Top Healthcare Volunteer Programs Abroad

The world over, your professional skills in early childhood education and healthcare volunteer programs abroad can be a lifeline for children and families living in poverty. We focus our development work on children in the first 1,000 days of life – from pregnancy to their second birthday – because this is when their brains are developing. […]

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You Make an Impact Abroad as a Short-Term Volunteer

The Impact of Short-term Volunteering

By Ruth Curran, Brain Development Specialist and 2-time Global Volunteer. You can find plenty of articles questioning the value of short-term volunteers on long-term community projects. But I wonder how many of these authors have participated on authentic development projects managed by fully invested local leaders? As in everything, the truth is in the experience. The […]

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Colorado Nurse Spends Her Vacation Time Volunteering Around the World

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by Tracy Heaberlin Have you ever googled travel, service, and babies? I did about 10 years ago, and it led me to Global Volunteers. Working as a health-care provider, I was interested in spending some of my vacation time engaging in short-term volunteerism. Global Volunteers helps provide short-term volunteers on long-term service projects to create, […]

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Adding Volunteer Abroad Experience on Your Resume

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by Denise Miller My first experience with Global Volunteers was in 2005, when I read an article in The Washington Post about volunteer vacations. When I looked at the Global Volunteers website, the Cook Islands was featured on the front page, and I was hooked. This was a place I had always wanted to visit, and […]

Local Woman Joins Effort to Raise IQ in Caribbean Village

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San Diego author, blogger and psychologist Ruth Curran believes things happen for a reason. For instance, she believes the understanding seized from her life-changing brain injury may very well change the futures of children on a West Indies island – nearly 4,000 miles away. Today, she channels her energy, skills, and talent for re-framing life’s […]

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“Volunteering Abroad Impacted My Career Path”

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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 […]

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Teaching English at a University in Peru

TEACHING ENGLISH AT A UNIVERSITY IN PERU

What do a coffee expert, dairy expert, economics professor, and finance professor have in common? Maybe not much, but in Lima, they all get together to practice their English with volunteer Jane. Jane is a retired nutritionist, so she knows the meaning and pronunciation of all those technical words professors at the La Molina Agrarian […]