Meet our volunteer, Amy, 18, from London, England. How did you decide to volunteer in Chile? I didn’t want to go straight to Uni. I wanted to do something a little bit different before I continued my studies. This seemed like a worthwhile gap year because you can experience a new culture in a more […]
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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. If you want more day-to-day information, follow us on social media.
By Isabella Trouw, Development and Communications Intern, September 2016 My VE Global Orientation Experience From the very first day, I was impressed with VE Global’s two-week orientation process. Their commitment to developing their newest team members through transparency, honesty, availability and open conversation made me feel immediately comfortable. The office atmosphere reflects these values, as […]
By Julia Douilly, VE Global volunteer May 2016 On how to say goodbye I have been working with VE for more than four months now and it will soon be time to say goodbye to “my girls”. It is funny to see how often I use this possessive pronoun when I am referring to the […]
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 […]
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 […]