Our storytellers in Episode 3 are:
Jeff, a retired real estate professional, joined his first Global Volunteers team in 2003, seeking solace in service after the death of his wife. He discovered that teaching conversational English in Puglia, Italy launched his healing journey. Since then, he’s become a Global Volunteers team leader in Cuba, Vietnam, and on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana.
Lynn, a recently retired sales manager at Florida Trend, attributes her passion for Greece to her father, who was born in Crete and immigrated to the U.S. when he was seven. That’s the primary reason she chose a Global Volunteers program to Crete in 2013, and has returned twice since. Most recently, Lynn served on our Cuba program. Read more about Lynn’s service in Greece here.
Evan found a strong volunteer calling on a 2007 team in Romania after six previous programs around the world. Since then, she’s extended her endless compassion to Romanian children on 12 additional programs, and one in Lima, Peru in 2016. A human relations professional, Evan remembers “always to say, “Te iubesc” (I love you) to each child every day.” Read about Evan’s amazing commitment here.
Lisa is a world-renowned climate change expert and distinguished professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her initial work was tracking the climate of an area using data from trees. She served in Tanzania in 2014 with her daughter Maya and again in 2016 to help establish the Reaching Children’s Potential program. Read about Lisa and Maya’s journey here.