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Making a Difference on Earth Day

Foreign Service LifeMalawiVolunteering

This past Saturday, a group of 20 of us from the Embassy had the opportunity to do a volunteer project with a local non-profit. This was the first volunteer project I’d planned, so I was nervous about how it would go, especially since we were going out to work in a local village. My worry was […]

April 24, 2017

Sarah the Singing Chaplain

Foreign Service LifeVolunteeringWashington, DC

I started back up again at the hospital as a chaplain after taking the summer off to travel to MN. As I mentioned in an earlier post, back in May I wanted to quit because it felt too frustrating to be a beginner. I’m glad I came back though, because while it’s still hugely uncomfortable, […]

November 15, 2015

Chaplaincy Training: The Debrief


Saturday was my long-awaited chaplaincy training at the hospital. It was an 8 hour affair and required some serious focus due to the massive amount of information that we received in that short time. There were 3 other volunteers being trained as well, all women in their late 50’s/60’s. My initial conversations led me to […]

January 12, 2015

My Trip to the Hospital

Foreign Service LifeVolunteeringWashington, DC

Today I had an interview for a volunteer Chaplain position. I wasn’t really sure what I was signing up for, nor did I know if I was qualified, but my intuition told me that I needed to pursue it. I met with the Director of the program who was a retired nurse and Episcopalian Minister/Priest. […]

December 23, 2014

Volunteering in Lima: My trip to CIMA


Last week I had the good fortune of visiting the non-profit CIMA with the Canadian International Society, an expat group here that has supported this organization since it’s inception 25 years ago.  CIMA provides assistance to 8-18 year old boys who live on the streets or find themselves in high-risk situations.  The boys choose to […]

April 30, 2013

Giving Back: Christmas-style

Foreign Service LifeInspirationPeruVolunteering

Yesterday I had the amazing good fortune of joining the Canadian International Society (Not just for Canadians!) for a morning of volunteering at Casa Hogar, a home for single mothers under the age of 18.  Knowing from personal experience just how challenging parenting is, it was mind-blowing to think of these 40+ teenagers raising children […]

November 30, 2012
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