This is the story of Steve, a first-time volunteer in Cuba. He decided to spend part of his retirement as an international volunteer – something that was new to him. Cuba was his first experience with Global Volunteers, but not likely to be his last!
Steve said serving in Cuba is an experience he’ll never forget. His journey started with a captivating photo on a friend’s computer. He thought it might be a stock photo. But when he commented on it, he learned the photo was taken in Cuba by his friend, herself.
Intrigued, Steve wanted details about her trip. Turns out it wasn’t a regular trip, but one where she had gone to serve and learn from the Cuban people. In the process, she formed great relations there and made many new friends. So much so that she planned to return over and over again. In fact, Steve decided he had to go too! Steve was hooked by his friend’s enthusiasm.
The second conversation occurred where she could expound on the pictures and show off the Cuban souvenirs that now adorned her house. This conversation also included preparations and tips for the trip. (Steve had to be ready for everything as a good former boy-scout.)
Steve had done some volunteer work in the past in the U.S., but he had never done anything international. He heard about it and went for it. He did not regret it. He loved every experience, every person he got to know, and the chance to serve and make friends in Cuba.
This is only one of a thousand or more volunteer testimonials. This one we’ve captured on video:
What are you waiting for? Whether you’re a senior in retirement, a working Boomer, or in-between, join a service program in Cuba now! You may even meet Steve along the way!