My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Global Volunteers, St. Paul, MN, USA
My first volunteer experience with Global Volunteers was in 1998 as part of a team of 17 people who spent two week in Puglia, Italy. We helped teach English in various schools - I was at a middle school. The community wanted to encourage English-speaking tourism and knew they had to have the infrastructure with language to help achieve that goal. Since then I've been on 15 more programs all over the world. In each case, the organization has ensured the comfort, safety, and purposefulness of the team was met. The chance to spend a couple of weeks as part of a team of like-minded individuals while helping a community reach their goals is very rewarding and powerful. I have made life long friends through these experiences. Global Volunteers truly helps bring people together to share their differences and similarities.