"My last two adventures with Global Volunteers in Jamaica have taught me the advantages and joys of being a "servant-learner." No tourist gets to feel and see the real visited area like one of your travelers. I have made wonderful friends both with the fellow Global Volunteer teammates and with the persons from the host community. Visits to your sites provide the beginnings of true understanding of a given culture."
~ Sally Bergstrom, WA
" I’m leaving this village in a few days and going back home to the place where I’m used to, with all the convenience and “comfortable” life, but I’m always going toremember that there are much more important things in life than what material happiness can bring me. It could buy me convenience and comfortable lifestyle, butit can never bring me the happiness that I get from dancing under the beautiful stars, morning sunshine and the lovely green trees and blue sky in the Blue Mountains."
~JenRi Ki (Mari), NY
"What have I learned? I gained a wide breadth of understanding of impoverished people and how, in spite of the lack of wealth, they have such spirit and a happy attitude."
~ Ernie Jackson, CA
“These sweet people were so generous in sharing their lives with us. I felt comfortable asking them questions and invited queries from them. They allowed their children to crawl inside my heart and as I leave, I will treasure memories that are priceless.”
~ Susan Olson, AZ
“We again enjoyed our walk to the Global Volunteers cottage, shifting our bags from shoulder to shoulder and from hand to hand. The view from the road is always spectacular and unique... I am reminded that when our flight was landing, the pilot said the 'visibility is unlimited' last Saturday afternoon. The phrase 'unlimited visibility' has popped up in my thoughts during the entire time here. We also have unlimited possibilities.”
~ Mary Ann Mueller, MO