My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Global Volunteers, St. Paul, MN, USA
Global Volunteers is a first-rate organization that enables volunteers to lend a helping hand in many areas (both in the U.S. and throughout the world) that need assistance with various projects. It works to foster understanding and friendship between the volunteers and the citizens who reside in the regions it serves.
My most recent GV experience was in the summer of 2019 in Kunming, China, my third time there. Along with a volunteer partner, I worked with a group of Chinese teachers of English, helping them to practice and expand their English language skills by engaging in conversation with them, teaching them songs and games, and broadening their knowledge of American culture. At the same time we learned about their culture. For example, on two occasions we were invited to participate in karaoke, Chinese-style--once by hotel staff, and the second time, by our group of teachers.
Having served with GV numerous times--in Asia, in Europe, and in Spanish-speaking countries, I now truly feel like a citizen of the world, one who has pleasantly interacted with many people in faraway places. I treasure the opportunities that I have had to do this, and I look forward to having more of these memorable experiences.