Browsing articles tagged with " volunteering"

My experiences volunteering as a teacher in Ghana – Solvai

“From the day we arrive on the planet, and blinking step into the sun, there’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done… It’s the ciiiirlce of liiiife. And it moves us aaaallll…” I remember singing quietly along to my MP3 as the Boeing 767 dipped through the clouds and the orange-yellow ground came into view. Africa. I was absolutely terrified, fantastically excited, and completely overwhelmed. As […]


Win a Volunteer Trip to Peru or Guatemala!

Enter our facebook contest to win a volunteer trip to Peru or Guatemala, offered by Developing World Connections.  The prize is valued at $2000 and includes all in-country expenses, accommodation, food etc. To enter is easy … Tell us why YOU deserve this trip! 3 easy steps to enter this contest: – Make sure you’ve LIKED our facebook page – Write in the Comments box why YOU should win this prize … – Get your […]


Grade 9 student from Ontario, HARNOOR GILL receives prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to his community

Harnoor Gill, student at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School in Georgetown, Ontario, proves that you are never too young to make a difference.  Harnoor was presented today with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to his community.  For the past ten years, he has volunteered with various local charities, and recently founded the Peace Welcome Club with a mission to ‘heal the community and to uplift migrant youth’ by encouraging them […]


The upside of overseas volunteering – Lindsay Seegmiller, Director of International Outreach for Students Offering Support (SOS)

The Toronto Star published an editorial on January 4th entitled “The downside of overseas volunteering”. It raises great concerns about the transiency and true benefits of international volunteering. I agree with the criticisms whole-heartedly; however, this likely sounds hypocritical given that I lead the International Outreach arm of SOS, which has roots in two-week volunteer trips to build schools. So. How do I sleep at night (or, at least reconcile that hypocrisy)? I use my […]


Making a difference in Africa …

Adrianna Hansen, from Bow Island, Alberta, was the winner of the Youthink Contest – Where in the World would you Volunteer? – sponsored by Study and Go Abroad Fairs.  The volunteer trip was donated by Developing World Connections, and Adrianna chose to go to Kenya this April. We travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, with a high school group from North Vancouver, and then we continued on to the village of Maai Mahiu.  Our first taste of […]

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