VE Volunteer Class September 2012
This month, we welcomed in a new class of volunteers! They are a wonderful group of individuals from all over the world, and we are already impressed with the insight and enthusiasm they’ve shown throughout their 10-day orientation.
At VE, we typically begin orientation by asking new volunteers why they, personally, have chosen to come to volunteer with VE in Chile. We thought you’d like to see why:
I came to volunteer with VE in Chile to do something meaningful. – Kelly Gunkel, USA
I came to Chile to volunteer because I was able to combine my passion to volunteer with spending time with my family in Santiago. – Valentina Miranda, Chile/Australia
I came to volunteer with VE in Chile because I wanted to use my skills and resources to help children at social risk. I also wanted to practice speaking Spanish. – Samantha Schindelheim, USA
I came to volunteer with VE because I wanted to work with volunteers from all over the world, and because I think it's great that I have this opportunity to give some of my time and talents to do this work. – Jacolien Kisteman, the Netherlands
I came to volunteer with VE in Chile because I wanted to give back and be a positive influence in the lives of children at social risk. – Hunter Stephan, USA
I came to volunteer with VE because I was ready for new experiences like working with children, living in a new culture, learning a new language and getting to know new people. – Anna Lisa Jakobi, Germany
I moved with my husband to Chile six months ago and wanted to work on an educational program as it is my true vocation. I found VE Global and thought it was the perfect opportunity to help and start on my teaching path! I can't wait to start working with the kids. – Violeta Parilla, Venezuela
I came to Chile to help and teach children at social risk because I want to show them that all their dreams can come true and they don’t have to worry about the future. There are people out there caring for them! – Sanya Bischoff, Germany
Our new volunteers have added a special burst of energy to VE. We’re thrilled to have them here and can’t wait to see all the wonderful things they accomplish as part of our VE community!