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Leaving something that will last

Today was our last full work day at Colegio. We were assigned to work with Jorge. I woke up sore from the work we had done the day before, but looked forward to working with Jorge again. We went back up the hill and continued to shovel and rake the land to build a garden. […]

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“India Changed My Life”

From a letter received in the Global Volunteers office: Almost ten years ago, I served on a team in India. I had just turned 18, barely graduated from high school, and headed overseas without a clue as to what I was doing. I still remember the day I heard about Global Volunteers on a morning […]

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U of Minnesota Students Choose Alternative Spring Break in Greece

alternative spring break in Greece

Working at the St. Spiro’s Center for Special Youth and Adults, a team of University of Minnesota students used their alternative spring break in Greece to help with physical and occupational therapy through academic and recreational activities, including candle-making, woodworking, leather crafts and sports.  One student reviews a week of service and learning: The bus arrived […]

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Donors Made My Service Possible

Last year, through the Global Volunteers website, I raised enough money for my trips to both Peru and Ecuador. The only thing I ended up paying for was my flight on both trips. How’d I do it? I put a letter in my church bulletin and received an overwhelming amount of supplies that I was […]

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13 year old Willie writes about his volunteer experience

There aren’t words that can describe the day we’ve had today, in Spanish, or English. I have experienced so many new things, seen so many new animals, and watched so many faces brighten as they smile. So here is my modest attempt to describe our adventurous day. The first thing in the morning, I woke […]