When it comes to working with a NGO there is often the image of doing something good for someone else. But is it just a selfless act? Volunteering has become a popular choice in terms of gap years or simply the willingness to experience a change in one’s life, often advertised as an “outstanding” experience […]
Welcome to the VE Global Blog!
This blog is open to all those interested in a more intimate look inside how VE Global works both as an organization and as a family of caring volunteers. Check back often for VE Global news and for current volunteers’ thoughts on every aspect of VE: from first impressions of their placement organization, to challenges and successes in running VE programs, to important moments in the lives of the children we serve.
Dear VE Friends and Family, Saying goodbye is never simple. As I go through my last weeks in Chile, preparing to walk down a new path filled with new adventures, I am so grateful to have shared so many special moments with so many special people. What makes me most happy right now is thinking […]
I have been a volunteer at Hogar San Francisco de Regis for 4 months and it will soon be time to leave Chile. It has been such an amazing experience that I don’t want to leave just yet. I have loved working at San Francisco so much as it has really helped me grow as […]
We are pleased to announce that Flic Jeyes is the new Program Director at VE Global. Flic first began working with VE as a volunteer at Domingo Savio in 2013 and ended up volunteering with the children for six months after extending her stay. After returning to the UK, she came back to Santiago in […]
Over six years ago, Tandem Santiago Language School and VE Global formed a partnership which is still going strong today! For every student who enrolls in classes at Tandem, $2.500 pesos ($US 5) is donated to VE in order to help us continue our work with children at social risk in Santiago. Tandem also offers VE […]
By Pippa Davies, Development and Communications Intern, September 2015 I have now been working at VE for over six months, and this means that I have had the chance to go to two Jornadas! Any VE antiguo will know that the Jornada weekend is a special one and knowing that this would be […]