I was eager to take on the challenge of hosting this podcast because change is a strong motivator in my life. The theme “be the change” fits all the people I’ve met on my Global Volunteers journey – teammates as well as the people we work with around the world.
About my background: I focus on the relationship between the brain, body, and behavior in my writing, speaking, brain game creation, and program development. I counsel groups and individuals how to think, function, and be better by improving brain functioning. My books, Being Brain Healthy and The Insider’s Guide to the Injured Brain (March, 2017), are tools for advancing these concepts and techniques. Most of my 28 years in this broad field has been as a strategist, business development executive, and organizational behaviorist in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and governmental sectors. I’ve joined Global Volunteers’ St. Lucia and Tanzania demonstration programs, and currently am a member of the Reaching Children’s Potential committee of the Global Volunteers board.
Global Volunteers is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations, working closely with community leaders to help deliver essential services enabling children to reach their full potential.
In partner communities on six continents since 1984, Global Volunteers has mobilized more than 33,000 short-term volunteers on long-term projects in the areas of health, nutrition, education, housing and family support. Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, skills, interests and volunteer experience – including families and groups – are greatly needed! Teams of 5 to 20 volunteers are scheduled year-round to 17 countries.
Our community partners direct and monitor volunteers’ contributions of expertise and energy, and work with us to modify and re-define community projects as required to meet their goals.
Learn how you can join a team of like-minded humanitarians and experience life-affirming change on the Global Volunteers website. Or, call us now at 800-487-1074.