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Review for Global Volunteers, St. Paul, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been on 6 Global Volunteers programs: Ukraine (’05), Hungary (’10), St. Lucia (’12), Crete (’14), Cuba (’15), and Montana('19). My expectations have been exceeded each time. Each program has been carefully researched and planned and professionally conducted. The volunteers are appropriately screened. The team leaders have all been experienced, resourceful, and friendly. They are particularly skilled at managing the inevitable circumstances that require changing plans and balancing the interests of the volunteers with the needs of the local community. I prefer this kind of 'tourism' because we quickly become part of the community, albeit briefly, by virtue of having a job in it. The locals welcome and appreciate our contribution and we volunteers are always enriched. A win-win.
Paul Seliga
San Bruno, CA

Role:  Volunteer