"I came here not quite sure what to expect. But in every way, I have found the people caring, helpful, and enlightening. The community is warm, open and different. The work is challenging and fun, and the living is fun and exciting. It's not the physical act of working that defines success, but the knowledge and strength we gain from these experiences as well as sharing a bit of ourselves in the process."
~Keiko Inouye, NY
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"As the sun set over the Pacific, we all knew that we were in a very special place indeed, and that the rich coast truly has many gifts to offer us; we need only to slow down, look and listen to experience them first hand."
~ Greg Casey, CA
"Although most young people don't have the time or money or have never volunteered before, more people my age should consider joining Global Volunteers, because it is such a good experience. You get a chance to see how other people live in different parts of the world. The feeling you get after helping people do something is indescribable."
~ Anil Bhagavath, NY