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A Lesson Worth Learning Over and Over Again, Even at Age 58

Service Trip to Poland

Searching for a service trip to Poland? Global Volunteers engages individuals of every generation, ethnicity and walk of life on our Poland Volunteer Program to help teach conversational English to students – and no previous teaching experience is necessary! These students crave the chance to learn American English from native speakers. So even if you’ve never taught, […]

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Volunteer Develops New English Teaching Method in India

Resourcefulness goes a long way on a Global Volunteers Program!  For instance, this volunteer approached English teaching in India with personal creativity that resulted in an innovation available to successive volunteers.  Devra explains what motivated her to inaugurate the Grammar Champion Program on a Global Volunteers India Program. I’m not a teacher, so when I volunteered in 2014 […]

“It’s Not A Sacrifice” to Celebrate Christmas in Chennai

Christmas in India

Happy Christmas to all! It is 1:17am and a fun and a full Christmas Eve Day has quickly turned into early Christmas morning… Our day began with a first visit for team members Riley and Barbara, and a return visit for Susan, Brookie, and Katie to Assisi Illam where we’ve been working all week.  The teen […]

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Creative Teaching in India – Cow Girls and a Banana Phone

teaching in India

Global Volunteer, Michelle, reports on creative ways to engage students in learning English when teaching in India. After dropping Steve and Barbee at Assisi Illam, Jennifer and I headed back to Christ the King School for a second day with the 4th and 5th graders. We built on the animal teams and team slogans created on […]

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“We Will Rise” Documentary Spotlights Importance of Girls’ Education

girls' education is critical

First Lady Michelle Obama’s mission is to help educate girls around the world, and is the expressed theme of CNN’s new original film:  “We Will Rise.” This documentary is a follow up to CNN Films’ 2013 “Girl Rising” which presented girls’ stories from around the world and explained how the power of education can change the world.  Education […]

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October 11: International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” It’s a day when humanitarians worldwide unite under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take […]

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Why Volunteer in Greece

Why volunteer in Greece

Lynn has volunteered in Greece three times in the last four years. Having fallen in love with the country,  Lynn tells us why you should volunteer in Greece as well.  Why Volunteer in Greece,  as Lynn tells it: Greece is a welcoming, warm country. The weather is just great, sunny and beautiful. And there is the […]

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Ethical Volunteer Vacations: Choose Wisely to Ensure You Help, Not Hurt

ethical volunteer vacations

Ethical volunteer vacations combine purposeful service with cultural travel – to the ultimate benefit of local children and families.  Global Volunteers structures programs to respect and assist the people who invite volunteers into their communities.    The term “volunteer vacations” was coined by travel guide author Bill McMillan in 1993, in “Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will […]

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A Day Teaching English in Poland

Teaching English in Poland

Poland Volunteer Gary talks about his experience Teaching English in Poland: We are now well into our second of three weeks volunteering for Global Volunteers teaching English in Poland. I am at the elementary and middle school at Strzala outside of Siedlce. A work rhythm is now established and we are used to not having many people […]