Last month we announced a new ongoing project and a call for volunteers to help us build a new community center in Costa Rica. We are happy to report March has been a busy month in the Orosi Valley, as 20 volunteers of all ages traveled to help the beginning stages of construction.
Their time, sweat, and smiles brought life and encouragement to this product, and we are so proud of their efforts! As a reminder, the center will benefit approx. 190 families in the community, and have space for various classes such as community security, sexual-education, domestic violence, and church classes. It will also provide a space to host celebrations, senior gatherings, and serve place for both school and church board meetings.
We need your help to finish this undertaking, so we encourage you to sign up to have fun helping others in the beautiful Orosi Valley!
Please visit our website to view available dates this summer CLICK HERE
Save while you serve: most of our programs have a price increase going into effect on June 1st.
Register before then to get today’s prices.
On May 5th many Americans with gather to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but many may not be entirely sure the reason behind the holiday. Contrary to popular belief Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day. Mexico’s Independence Day is actually September 16.
“For my first service abroad trip, I could not have asked for a better experience. I was blessed with a wonderful group, a wonderful guide, and a wonderful community to work with. My favorite experience was getting to know the people of the La Flor community. They were the most genuine, giving & thoughtful people. Without speaking Spanish well, I could still communicate with smiles and gestures, as they did too, and I could feel how sweet they all were. Doing service projects for their community made me feel like I was leaving some of myself with them. Personally I grew on this trip. I learned a lot about myself and others. I built relationships. But most of all I was inspired. Coming back to the U.S. was an adjustment, I could have stayed in Costa Rica and volunteered forever. I miss it tremendously. But I'm glad I have the memories I do.” – Jocelyn Fifer, Costa Rica
This Cinco de Mayo, try your hand at making Chalupas, an iconic Poblano street food Chalupas Poblanas (Thick Tortillas Fried with Salsa) (adapted from Saveur)
Facebook recently converted our old Globe Aware Volunteers page.
Globe Aware in the News
TimeOutDubai explains how a family volunteer vacation can address entitlement CLICK HERE
Pick up the March 2017 edition of Money magazine to read the feature article on Cultural Awareness, Globe Aware and our volunteer vacation program in Thailand.
In the News-Globe Aware has been featured as a Top Eco-Traveling Enthusiast of 2017 for Sustainable Voluntourism! CLICK HERE
Check out our recent feature in this United Airlines article - 5 volunteer vacations to take with your family CLICK HERE
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