American and Cuban Women Connect Through Service

What a pleasure it was to meet these wonderful Cuban women everyday at the Church in Ciego de Avila. There was a beautiful bonding that took place while working on a quilting project and showing each other different techniques. I would communicate using my hands, minimal Spanish and of course, much laughter while discussing the […]

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Teaching in China: Slow Down! Speak Slowly! Keep Trying!

teaching English in China through dance

In my class today, I received some helpful advice for teaching in China.  I had asked for feedback from our team leader on how to improve our English instructions. She kindly told me that I had to speak slowly.  So, this would be my theme for the day:  Slow down, give students time to process […]

Magnify Your Volunteer Efforts in Alto Progreso, Peru

Alto Progreso Peru

On the barren hillsides of Alto Progres, Peru, you can magnify your volunteer efforts by assisting families in need! Within the district of Pamplona – one of 150 destitute communities districts of Lima  – Alto Progreso’s 350 families survive amidst extreme living conditions. Within a sea of more than one million people,  children and youth grow up with intermittent electricity, no […]

25th March- Greek Independence Day

Wednesday 25th March 2015. It’s Greek Independence day and the team is free because schools are closed. The family, India, Elisabeth, Tanja and Chadwick, went off on their own adventure. Marcella, Chris and I bused through the gate of the walled city of Heraklion to watch the parade. The plaza near the archeological museum was […]

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Memories of Ecuador Live Bright Within Us

As we settle into our daily routine with the tías and the children, we’re reminded of the importance of family, the sacrifices the mothers make to provide food and shelter for their children and grandchildren, and for all which we have to be grateful. So often in our lives, the most powerful experiences and images fade with the passage […]

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A Day in the Life of a Health Care Volunteer in St. Lucia

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 […]