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Be The Change - The First 1000 Days. P1

Be The Change – Episode #34 This week’s episode gives us a glimpse into the life of infants and toddlers as we explore how early interactions can shape their future. In the first of what we hope will be many conversations, we tap into the wisdom of a professional organization working to shape the lives of young children, ZERO TO THREE. In part one of a two-part series focused on early interactions, Rebecca Parlakian, one of ZERO TO THREE’s resident experts, takes us on a journey to explore how the critical first three years of a child’s life can shape their future and how those interactions play a huge role in the child’s long-term success. Rebecca and our host discuss the importance of the small actions and the role of parents and others who care for infants and toddlers in a child’s development.

14 MIN2018 MAY 16
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Be The Change - The First 1000 Days. P1

Be The Change - Volunteering in Greece

Be The Change – Episode #33 This episode is a glimpse into a "day in the life" of a Global Volunteer in Crete - from the perspective of a volunteer teacher and the Greek team leader who guides her team. Greece Country Manager SamPinakoulaki first describes the team's daily schedule at a typical Greek English language "camp." After a hearty breakfast together, we have a short team meeting and we walk through the vineyard to school, says Sam. After three hours of teaching conversational English, the volunteers join an hour of independent sports together with the students. The team returns to the hotel for an afternoon lunch, and to prepare for the next day's classes (and to keep the lessons fresh for challenging young students). The volunteers are integrated into every part of daily life, says Peggy. That means sharing meals and conversation with their students day and night. "Family and food, and sitting down and breaking bread is a really important part of their life." For the two ...

10 MIN2018 FEB 15
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Be The Change - Volunteering in Greece

Be The Change - New Year, New Beginnings

Hope = Action – Episode #32 This week’s episode takes us into the new year filled with thoughts of hope. Each of our four featured storytellers looks at cultivating hope through action, from a slightly different angle. Peggy and her family had a year loaded with personal challenges so large that she felt as though the fabric of her family was ripping away. Peggy, her husband, and their children found hope while working together, teaching conversational English in Greece. Peggy believes that serving as a family facilitated healing and restored a balance in a unique and lasting way. Abby, a photographer took her camera to Tanzania this past fall and found hope in the eyes, heart, and spirit of a community. The desire to pass her love for travel and service on to her children is so strong for Julia that her 13th birthday present to each of them was a trip that centered on service. Julia sees hope for the future through what she shares with her children. Mary has been on service progr...

14 MIN2017 DEC 30
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Be The Change - New Year, New Beginnings

Be The Change - Why Give?

#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 co-founders Michele Gran and Bud Philbrook, who married in 1979 and conceived the idea for Global Volunteers on their honeymoon in Guatemala, share facts and opinions about how contributions to their organization advances projects for at-risk children and families worldwide. Episode storytellers: Bud and Michele

12 MIN2017 NOV 29
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Be The Change - Why Give?

Be The Change - Unexpected Transformations

Unexpected 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 a Sweat Lodge ceremony. "I almost see myself as who I was before the Sweat and who I am after. I felt such a profound sense of connection to not only the locals, but to all of humanity. It was powerful, really powerful." Kate was "ready to pack up and join the Peace Corps,"after serving in Mexico and Ecuador, saying she struggled with how to employ her insights from volunteering. "How was I going to continue this shift in my life, knowing that leaving for two-and-a-half years wasn't an option?" So, she made a shift in her career to satisfy her craving for more meaning. Volunteering with his sons in Tanzania was transformational, Tom said, because "seeing (them) grow and display their values, working in ...

12 MIN2017 NOV 7
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Be The Change - Unexpected Transformations

Be The Change - Handwashing with Soap and Water

Life-Saving Action – Episode #29 In many developing communities worldwide, even the barest resources to protect health and welfare may be outside a family's budget. But, we know that a commodity as common as soap can and does prevent up to 80 percent of infectious diseases. The practice of washing with soap and water ismore than 300 times as effective as any single immunization! Emily, today's storyteller, explains the urgent, critical need for immediate action - to save children's lives in our partner communities and worldwide. In Tanzania, we're demonstrating how volunteers are helping to change a simple habit, and change lives - forever. Episode storyteller: Emily

16 MIN2017 OCT 28
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Be The Change - Handwashing with Soap and Water

Be The Change - Students' Passion for Service

Students' 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 about a pick-up game of basketball underscores his point. Hadley's service program was her first international trip. She said she was immersed in the Ecuadorian culture deeper than she had expected. She can't imagine a better way for students to get to know a country. "You get to see so much...I like that alot!" Micah lists a number of lessons - about the local culture as well as service on a volunteer team. His enthusiasm will encourage you! Mindy speaks from a professor's perspective: The reciprocity of a well-managed volunteer service program ensures that students receive as much as they give. It gives them a "taste" for the impact they can have throughout their adult lives. Episode storytellers: Tristen, Hadley, Mi...

9 MIN2017 OCT 21
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Be The Change - Students' Passion for Service

Be The Change - Leave Your Mark on the World

Leave 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 the joy of expanding their reach into new dimensions of service. Each of these unique experiences are also shared experiences that reveal how humanity is connected through acts of care and respect. As a college instructor, Mindy takes seriously the expansive perspective that shapes her students' career and life choices. For them, traveling outside of their region of the country - let alone internationally - is a completely new experience. In refining their global concept, Mindy says, they learn that "the world isn't just us and them." Joan says: "I've done volunteer work before, but this was special in...getting to know people's lives, because it was much more focused on projects." Chemida, Global Volunteers Country Manager in St. Lucia, describes local p...

13 MIN2017 OCT 14
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Be The Change - Leave Your Mark on the World

Be The Change - Philosophy of Peace Waging

Philosophy 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 lends an academic perspective by reminding us that colonialism was the historical mindset by dominant cultures, and helping others in useful ways is a very recent orientation to the world. The roots of childhood stunting, which Global Volunteers addresses in Tanzania, can be traced to generations of failed government policies. We can "right the wrongs" she says, by applying ourselves to the real needs of the community. Cynthia was struck by the realization that the value of relationships on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation transcends other measurable outcomes, and is at the center of Global Volunteers' Philosophy of Service. Maggie speaks to how cultural sharing is foundational to every volunteer's successful contribution a...

13 MIN2017 OCT 3
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Be The Change - Philosophy of Peace Waging

Be The Change - Thoughts on Peace

Be The Change – Episode #25 In honor of International Day of Peace, designated by the United Nations annually on September 21, this episode features peace wagers we've heard from in earlier episodes, and new ones from around the world. Global Volunteers' volunteers and staff reflect on what true world peace means to them, and how they've experienced peace waging by working together with others. What does peace mean to you? Episode Storytellers: Gila, Mindy, Jeff, Chemida, Carol, Samantha, Dan, Robi, and Michele

11 MIN2017 SEP 21
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Be The Change - Thoughts on Peace

Latest Episodes

Be The Change - The First 1000 Days. P1

Be The Change – Episode #34 This week’s episode gives us a glimpse into the life of infants and toddlers as we explore how early interactions can shape their future. In the first of what we hope will be many conversations, we tap into the wisdom of a professional organization working to shape the lives of young children, ZERO TO THREE. In part one of a two-part series focused on early interactions, Rebecca Parlakian, one of ZERO TO THREE’s resident experts, takes us on a journey to explore how the critical first three years of a child’s life can shape their future and how those interactions play a huge role in the child’s long-term success. Rebecca and our host discuss the importance of the small actions and the role of parents and others who care for infants and toddlers in a child’s development.

14 MIN2018 MAY 16
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Be The Change - The First 1000 Days. P1

Be The Change - Volunteering in Greece

Be The Change – Episode #33 This episode is a glimpse into a "day in the life" of a Global Volunteer in Crete - from the perspective of a volunteer teacher and the Greek team leader who guides her team. Greece Country Manager SamPinakoulaki first describes the team's daily schedule at a typical Greek English language "camp." After a hearty breakfast together, we have a short team meeting and we walk through the vineyard to school, says Sam. After three hours of teaching conversational English, the volunteers join an hour of independent sports together with the students. The team returns to the hotel for an afternoon lunch, and to prepare for the next day's classes (and to keep the lessons fresh for challenging young students). The volunteers are integrated into every part of daily life, says Peggy. That means sharing meals and conversation with their students day and night. "Family and food, and sitting down and breaking bread is a really important part of their life." For the two ...

10 MIN2018 FEB 15
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Be The Change - Volunteering in Greece

Be The Change - New Year, New Beginnings

Hope = Action – Episode #32 This week’s episode takes us into the new year filled with thoughts of hope. Each of our four featured storytellers looks at cultivating hope through action, from a slightly different angle. Peggy and her family had a year loaded with personal challenges so large that she felt as though the fabric of her family was ripping away. Peggy, her husband, and their children found hope while working together, teaching conversational English in Greece. Peggy believes that serving as a family facilitated healing and restored a balance in a unique and lasting way. Abby, a photographer took her camera to Tanzania this past fall and found hope in the eyes, heart, and spirit of a community. The desire to pass her love for travel and service on to her children is so strong for Julia that her 13th birthday present to each of them was a trip that centered on service. Julia sees hope for the future through what she shares with her children. Mary has been on service progr...

14 MIN2017 DEC 30
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Be The Change - New Year, New Beginnings

Be The Change - Why Give?

#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 co-founders Michele Gran and Bud Philbrook, who married in 1979 and conceived the idea for Global Volunteers on their honeymoon in Guatemala, share facts and opinions about how contributions to their organization advances projects for at-risk children and families worldwide. Episode storytellers: Bud and Michele

12 MIN2017 NOV 29
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Be The Change - Why Give?

Be The Change - Unexpected Transformations

Unexpected 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 a Sweat Lodge ceremony. "I almost see myself as who I was before the Sweat and who I am after. I felt such a profound sense of connection to not only the locals, but to all of humanity. It was powerful, really powerful." Kate was "ready to pack up and join the Peace Corps,"after serving in Mexico and Ecuador, saying she struggled with how to employ her insights from volunteering. "How was I going to continue this shift in my life, knowing that leaving for two-and-a-half years wasn't an option?" So, she made a shift in her career to satisfy her craving for more meaning. Volunteering with his sons in Tanzania was transformational, Tom said, because "seeing (them) grow and display their values, working in ...

12 MIN2017 NOV 7
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Be The Change - Unexpected Transformations

Be The Change - Handwashing with Soap and Water

Life-Saving Action – Episode #29 In many developing communities worldwide, even the barest resources to protect health and welfare may be outside a family's budget. But, we know that a commodity as common as soap can and does prevent up to 80 percent of infectious diseases. The practice of washing with soap and water ismore than 300 times as effective as any single immunization! Emily, today's storyteller, explains the urgent, critical need for immediate action - to save children's lives in our partner communities and worldwide. In Tanzania, we're demonstrating how volunteers are helping to change a simple habit, and change lives - forever. Episode storyteller: Emily

16 MIN2017 OCT 28
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Be The Change - Handwashing with Soap and Water

Be The Change - Students' Passion for Service

Students' 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 about a pick-up game of basketball underscores his point. Hadley's service program was her first international trip. She said she was immersed in the Ecuadorian culture deeper than she had expected. She can't imagine a better way for students to get to know a country. "You get to see so much...I like that alot!" Micah lists a number of lessons - about the local culture as well as service on a volunteer team. His enthusiasm will encourage you! Mindy speaks from a professor's perspective: The reciprocity of a well-managed volunteer service program ensures that students receive as much as they give. It gives them a "taste" for the impact they can have throughout their adult lives. Episode storytellers: Tristen, Hadley, Mi...

9 MIN2017 OCT 21
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Be The Change - Students' Passion for Service

Be The Change - Leave Your Mark on the World

Leave 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 the joy of expanding their reach into new dimensions of service. Each of these unique experiences are also shared experiences that reveal how humanity is connected through acts of care and respect. As a college instructor, Mindy takes seriously the expansive perspective that shapes her students' career and life choices. For them, traveling outside of their region of the country - let alone internationally - is a completely new experience. In refining their global concept, Mindy says, they learn that "the world isn't just us and them." Joan says: "I've done volunteer work before, but this was special in...getting to know people's lives, because it was much more focused on projects." Chemida, Global Volunteers Country Manager in St. Lucia, describes local p...

13 MIN2017 OCT 14
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Be The Change - Leave Your Mark on the World

Be The Change - Philosophy of Peace Waging

Philosophy 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 lends an academic perspective by reminding us that colonialism was the historical mindset by dominant cultures, and helping others in useful ways is a very recent orientation to the world. The roots of childhood stunting, which Global Volunteers addresses in Tanzania, can be traced to generations of failed government policies. We can "right the wrongs" she says, by applying ourselves to the real needs of the community. Cynthia was struck by the realization that the value of relationships on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation transcends other measurable outcomes, and is at the center of Global Volunteers' Philosophy of Service. Maggie speaks to how cultural sharing is foundational to every volunteer's successful contribution a...

13 MIN2017 OCT 3
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Be The Change - Philosophy of Peace Waging

Be The Change - Thoughts on Peace

Be The Change – Episode #25 In honor of International Day of Peace, designated by the United Nations annually on September 21, this episode features peace wagers we've heard from in earlier episodes, and new ones from around the world. Global Volunteers' volunteers and staff reflect on what true world peace means to them, and how they've experienced peace waging by working together with others. What does peace mean to you? Episode Storytellers: Gila, Mindy, Jeff, Chemida, Carol, Samantha, Dan, Robi, and Michele

11 MIN2017 SEP 21
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Be The Change - Thoughts on Peace