Month: October 2017

Who knew cornflakes could make you cry?

By Kimmie Fink, NPH USA International Volunteer Program Who knew cornflakes could make you cry? Upon my return from my year as a volunteer teacher at El Rancho Santa Fe (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos’ home for orphaned and abandoned children in Honduras), I remember visiting my hometown grocery store and feeling completely overwhelmed. The sheer number… Read more »

Mission is Forever.

By Clare Pressimone, Salesian Lay Missioners Mission has a way of getting under your skin. And it doesn’t go away when you return home. It sticks with you forever after. I discovered that after I returned home from being in Cambodia for twenty months as a Salesian Lay Missioner. While I was in Cambodia I got… Read more »

A Letter from San Antonio & Belarus

By Gabrielle Prieto, Volunteers in Development, Education and Services (VIDES) Dear Future Volunteer, I hear you. The commitment is hard and there are a million reasons why you shouldn’t volunteer. The truth is if you want an excuse to avoid volunteer work, you will undoubtedly come up with one: I have no time; It’s too… Read more »

I Chose Service: Jenette Vogt, Christian Appalachian Project

After graduating from college, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name: Jenette Vogt  Volunteer Program: Christian Appalachian Project Location: Jackson County, Kentucky  Hometown: Sigel, IL College: Eastern Illinois University ’15, Adult and Community Education major How did you first learn about post-graduate… Read more »