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Team 209 : Global Volunteers Costa Rica at local highschool

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 […]

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Gravel, Cloud Forests & Traditional Dance!

Thursday, February 24th Thought of the day and Journal by Chris: “A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.” – David Douglas Today we finally got to see the cloud forests! We started off the day graveling trails with the Colegio kids as well as a few European […]

EarthBoxes in Chennai!!!

Did you happen to see our EarthBox photos from India on our Facebook last week? If not, please check out some of the amazing images below!! In early January a team of Global Volunteers brought the first Earthboxes to Chennai to be cared for and used by the children at the SEAMS Childrens Home. Volunteers will […]

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Pam on Why She Leads Global Volunteers’ Teams

I am so lucky to be a volunteer team leader for Global Volunteers. The most extraordinary people decide to participate in our programs. It is a privilege for me to work with them. My friends ask why I continue to lead teams…the answer is so simple. I have an absolute belief in the philosophy of […]

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Education is Fundamental to Development

(Bishop Dr. Owdenberg Mdgella has been Global Volunteers’ Tanzania Host Representative since 1986.) A lot has been done through Global Volunteers in Tanzania. It would take one hour to describe because the things are too big for a short blog post. Tanzania a long-standing host of Global Volunteers and I am glad to be part […]

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Global Volunteers India Team Journal – Volunteer Reflection

January 16, 2008 George Hayes Day 12 for Team 60 and Day 2 for Pongal. The day began with another great Indian bread which Rani had deep fried for breakfast. They were Indian bread balloons. Some of us topped them with sugar and we all enjoyed the treat. Following breakfast we went to our assignments. […]