By Katie Nykanen, VE Global Volunteer, January 2015 My last theatre production in college was about as close as you can get to creative, artistic bliss. Cast as Celia in As You Like It, I was a senior in an elite theatre department working with an award-winning director, surrounded and supported by a talented cast and […]
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.
Paul Tough reminds us in his book, How Children Succeed that “…adolescence can be a time for a different kind of turning point, the profoundest sort of transformation: the moment when a young person manages to turn herself away from near-certain failure and begins to steer a course towards success.” VE Global is proud to […]
Magalie Gambazzi, from Bogis-Bossey, Switerland was featured in her local newspaper, which shared the story of her time with VE Global in Santiago, Chile! Read on below the original version of the Bogis-Bossey Gazette article here for a translation in English! Magalie, thank you for your hard work and dedication, both in volunteering and fundraising […]
A Big Move for VE Global! After two years in our office at Plaza de Armas, VE Global is moving! Fundación Colunga, a nonprofit foundation supporting education and poverty-reduction initiatives, has invited to join the HubColunga. Joining fellow civil society organizations América Solidaria, Red de Voluntarios, Fútbol Más, Nuestra Casa, Comunidad Mujer and a host […]
Miranda Marean, VE Global Volunteer, January 2015 It’s a common refrain that “it’s the little things in life that count,” but it isn’t often that we see this philosophy in action. Before launching into a full-on explanation about why little things are actually really big things, I’ll tell the story that got me thinking about […]
By Max Dittmann, VE Volunteer, September 2014 At VE Global, we have many beautiful traditions. one of the most exciting is Jornada, which is held every four months. Having participated in and lived this beautiful experience, I know why Jornada is one of the events that is the most instilled in volunteers memory. I remember […]