Entries by Michele Gran

#31 Why Give?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSS#31 – Why Give? What are the advantages of donating to organizations doing work outside the United States? How important are financial contributions in the long-run? Some people may question if and how their own donations ultimately have an impact. Global Volunteers […]

#30 Unexpected Transformations

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSUnexpected Transformations – Episode #30 This week’s podcast is highly personal and reflective – as our storytellers share how they’ve been changed since re-entering their daily lives after their volunteering experience. Julia says she was transformed on the Blackfeet Reservation at […]

#28 Students’ Passion for Service

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSStudents’ Passion for Service – Episode #28 Tristen’s service-learning experience in the Cook Islands gave him a new understanding about how service catalyzes understanding.  “Every kid I worked with really touched my heart in a different way,” he reflected. His story […]

#27 Leave Your Mark on the World

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSLeave Your Mark on the World – Episode #27 One person’s volunteer service has the potential for touching hundreds of lives. Every day, we impact others in ways we may not even be aware of.  The storytellers in this episode describe […]

#26 Philosophy of Peace Waging

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSPhilosophy of Peace Waging – Episode #26 This episode is a retrospective by our host, Ruth, and four storytellers on how Global Volunteers’ Philosophy of Service is a philosophy of waging peace, promoting justice and working hand-in-hand with local people. Carol […]

#24 “Reaching Children’s Potential”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSBe The Change – Episode #24 This episode is dedicated to the stories of volunteers and staff who have contributed to Global Volunteers’ Reaching Children’s Potential program (RCP) in Tanzania.  It’s a demonstration program to address childhood stunting – and the […]

#23 “Dream to Reality”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSBe The Change – Episode #23 Where there’s a dreamer, there’s a way! These storytellers from all walks of life benefited from unique ways to help fund their service programs – and found that the challenge of earning the privilege to […]

#22 “All About Spirit”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSBe The Change – Episode #22 This episode takes us to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Northwest Montana – in the shadow of the great Rocky Mountains.  Once part of the land that now cradles Glacier National Park, to most visitors, […]

#21 “Beautiful Welcome”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSBe The Change – Episode #21 We continue with our report from Ipalamwa, Tanzania.  Our host Ruth Curran brings us four unique interviews with team members who’re experiencing rural African life for the first time.  We get to listen in while […]

 #19 “A Closer Look”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSBe The Change – Episode #19 We know that things are rarely as they first seem.  It’s natural to approach new experiences with expectations of how they might unfold.  But, if we’re truly open-minded, our discoveries can be much greater than […]

#18 “Taking it In”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSBe The Change – Episode #18 Carol, an anthropologist and university professor, relates how the experience of working with local people in a non-assumptive way has reframed her daily life in a positive way. “Just give me a translator and a […]

#17 “Links in a Chain”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | RSSBe The Change – Episode #17 Why do some volunteers return to serve the same community time after time – sometimes several years annually?  What have they discovered about how they can affect change? Our first story teller says a legacy […]