Sweet Little Sofía: Her Reason for Working With Children in Quito

Children walking to the park in Ecuador with Global Volunteers

This post, excerpted from an Ecuador team journal, provides a glimpse into a day working with children in Quito, and the impact one little girl has on a volunteer. Waking up today, I looked forward to working with Vanesa again. At breakfast, we discussed the plans for the week and for the evening. Today involved a lot of […]

A Glimpse of the First Day of Service in Ecuador

The first day of service in Ecuador started after much anticipation by team members. Our Team Leader, Maggie, emailed detailed messages and did a thorough orientation on Sunday, so we felt prepared to work at the daycare center. We left for Calderón shortly after breakfast. Our rocky drive up the mountain on a narrow road revealed a spectacular […]

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Preparing Food at the Largest Children’s Home in Peru

Prepare food for children in Peru

Volunteers prepare food for children in Peru: A journal entry by a volunteer serving at PPA, the largest children’s home in Peru. Today at the PPA (Puericultorio Perez Aranibar children’s home), we are going to help prepare food for children in Peru, and there is much to do.  The staff will be fixing food not only for […]

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Up Close in Ecuador: “Here I am. Welcome to my life.”

Volunteer with children in Ecuador

By Katie, Ecuador Global Volunteer Experiencing a Mother’s Life in Ecuador. While most of us come to Global Volunteers with intentions of making the world a little better place for others, more often than not, it is the volunteers who are equally the benefactors of having experienced the humble culture in which we are invited to work. […]

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Falling in Love with Tanzania

Falling in love with Tanzania

Reflections by Morgan, Tanzania Global Volunteer and Endicott College Student, about her Global Volunteers experience and falling in love with Tanzania. I absolutely fell in love with Tanzania. From the moment I met the Global Volunteers staff until the moment I was back in the airport at Dar es Salaam, I felt so at home in the […]

“Reymontowka” – Volunteers’ Home Away from Home in Poland

volunteer lodging in Poland

The volunteer lodging in Poland is a beautiful and  comfortable 200-year-old restored manor house named Reymontowka in Siedlce county.  It is, for many volunteers, a highlight of their Poland program. We’d like to share some of its history as well as pictures. The history of the manor house is an interesting testimonial to Poland’s commitment to beauty and culture.  It was […]

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Summer English Language Camp in Zakopane, Poland

volunteer in Poland

The months of June and July blossoms with the beginning of the summer English language camps in Poland. Teams of volunteers who arrive in Siedlce and Zakopane eager to work with elementary school and high school students play a very crucial role in educating the future leaders of Poland. The conversational English exercises take the form […]