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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Message of the Day – To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.- Buddha I am very excited to begin today, since it is my first day teaching health education classes in the schools.  It seems an appropriate time to […]

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Message of the day: “Don’t cry because it’s over…..but smile because it happened!”    –  Dr. Seuss   Day two into our second week consisted of myself and three others attended the “Right to Life” center, where we worked with adults having very severe disabilities.  We worked alongside and observed sessions with […]

Message of the Day: “I learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou Our message of the day inspires and reminds us as to why we are here, a written reminder we can read/share with friends this […]

Message of the Day: The Arts Are For Everyone! February 20 dawned bright and relatively clear over the Global Volunteer Guest House. The early morning started out with a much needed hair washing in the bathroom bucket and then Karen and I commiserating over either the preferred morning tea or coffee. After my FAVORITE noodle […]

Using Your Professional Skills as a Volunteer

Health Care Global Volunteer Laurie describes parent-child education lesson through the Reaching Children’s Potential Program in Anse la Raye.   It is Friday, which means Team Building Day at the library! My teammate Gabby and I have been anxiously awaiting this day, because we are the “expert” presenters, for the entire day from 9:30am to […]