CUB1304A2 Hank Raichl

Hank pauses for a photo with a local Cuban resident during our “People to People” program.

Global Volunteers salutes Hank Raichle, a Global Volunteer who has served on 18 service and people to people programs since 1994 in Jamaica (2 times), Texas, Mexico (2 times), Mississippi (3 times), Spain, the Cook Islands, North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Minnesota, Montana, Portugal and Cuba.

Hank writes:

“For over 20 years, I have had the privilege of participating in many different capacities as a Global Volunteer, but mainly in teaching children of all ages in a variety of subjects. All of these teaching experiences were received with gratitude from the student’s regular teachers and the students themselves.

UmT0607A1 ECC Hank Raichle red hat & others taping

Hank works on a restoration project at the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, MT.

The varied projects of Global Volunteers were especially meaningful to my 20 years of retired life. Engaging various cultures both abroad and in the United States provided a whole different level of people-to-people contact, differing significantly from the few meaningful people contacts as a tourist. Early in my retirement travel plans, I gave up tourist trips for Global Volunteers experiences.

Bud Philbrook (Co-Founder, President & CEO) and Michele Gran (Co-Founder & Senior VP), and their staff over the years, must be really proud of the development of this very meaningful program and philosophy for volunteers to engage in peace and justice in our world”.  

Hank, it is because of dedicated volunteers like you, the communities of people we serve can count on Global Volunteers, they know us by our name, by the faces of those who have brought such kindness and support, and by the faces of those who keep coming back. We send you our deepest thanks, Hank!

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