Globe Aware March 2015

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It’s not too late to sign up, but spots are disappearing for our July 4, 2015 program!

With all the diplomatic changes happening so fast, take the opportunity to see Cuba before it changes. Experience their way of life, modes of unique transportation and the endless beauty of their culture.

Just a friendly reminder: our prices are changing STARTING MARCH 15, 2015!

Book your volunteer vacation trip with us before the price goes up!

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Happy Spring Break!

IMG_1187We want to wish you and your family a happy and safe spring break. This is a great time of year to get you and your family involved in volunteering! Many of our parent volunteers are unsure about bringing their kids on volunteer trips. We think it’s not only a great opportunity to help those in need, but also for some quality family time with many intangible benefits for your kids, such as:
  • Provides new learning experiences and development of new skills for both children and adults
  • Helps families learn about social issues and provides a new perspective on the world
  • Provides positive role models and passes on family values to children, while giving them a greater world perspective
If children start volunteering at a younger age then they’re more likely to continue volunteering as they get older. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Have you heard?
We have opened a new program in SOUTH AFRICA!

cape10 2Volunteers will be working in the Hout Bay Township just outside of Cape Town. This area was intended to be home to some 2,000 people; today it is populated by more than 60,000!

For some low income families, they choose to continue to live in the Hout Bay shacks because electricity and water are provided for free and there is no rent or mortgage to pay.

One of our goals with our volunteer program in South Africa is to help rebuild shacks that have been lost due to fires (which are a common problem), replacing simple roofing, installing concrete flooring and more. There are a lot of improvement opportunities to be done in South Africa and we are excited we are part of that change.



Yummy Yummy!

yellow-riceWith all this talk about South Africa—why don’t we give you a traditional side dish?

South African Yellow Rice! It goes GREAT with meats and gravy!


  • 1cup long grain white rice
  • 1⁄2teaspoon salt
  • 1 1⁄2teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 3tablespoons white sugar
  • 1⁄2teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2cup dark seedless raisins
  • 1tablespoon butter
  • 2 1⁄2cups water


    In a saucepan, combine the rice, salt, turmeric, sugar, cinnamon, raisins, butter and water. Bring to a boil uncovered.
    When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and let it simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until rice is fluffy and water has been absorbed.
    Remove from the heat and fluff with a fork. Keep warm until serving time.


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