“Delay is the deadliest form of denial.” Getting down and dirty. The mission begins, everyone is pumped and ready to go. Dr. Kostroff delivering instructions and taking names. We then met Vicky, the construction leader, introduced us to the residents. The residents told their stories of struggle with education, struggles with health and their accomplishments. […]
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by Nikki Hauspurg Reflecting on her volunteer experience as a teen, Nikki said the Global Volunteers program with her mother widened her perspective on her place in the world. I had been nervous the first day in Costa Rica as a rising high school senior at 5’3” and 100 lbs. I was not only the youngest […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]