Don is Going to Cuba to Volunteer

by Don Diehl

Supporting: Volunteer Service for Children Worldwide for Global Volunteers


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You might not know that thirty years ago I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras as an HIV/AIDS prevention educator.  That was where I became a teacher!  I lived there for almost 6 years back in the 90's.  When I came home, I served another year as an Americorps Vista Volunteer and I worked with migrant farmworkers here in Colorado helping women in that community who were victims of domestic violence. Volunteering has been a big part of my life.

Thirty years later, here I am, a retired DPS teacher and a private tutor.  And the itch to volunteer has returned!

A friend of mine has volunteered with Global Volunteers many times.  They do good work all around the world.  I have just signed up to go with them to Cuba in June.  I'll be in Havana for a week and a small, rural town for a second week.   Travel to Cuba is not always easy,  but Global Volunteers has done this many times in Cuba and it's highly organized and effective.  Since I'm bilingual, my Spanish skills will be in high demand on this trip.  I'll be volunteering in various capacities:  in schools, community gardens, seamstress shops, and some local clean up projects.  I'll probably be in schools most of the time helping English students with their learning.

I am fundraising to help cover the expenses of my lodging, food, and in-country travel.  I will cover my own airfare from Denver to Cuba and back.  I would love it if you could help me reach my fundraising goal, to offset the costs of this volunteer adventure.


All money raised goes to Global Volunteers and is credited towards my expenses.


Any donation you wish to make is much appreciated!   Everything adds up, no matter how big or small!   Thank you!

Global Volunteers' mission is to connect people worldwide to wage peace and promote justice through service. Our goal is to sustain the well-being of the world’s children and their communities, so they can realize the full promise of their human potential.  Each Global Volunteer plays a significant role in positively impacting the people they serve and the communities they visit

Working on teams of up to 20 individuals, volunteers participate in one-to-three-week service opportunities where they create, nurture and sustain the well-being of the world’s children and their families.  Volunteers are welcomed into homes, classrooms, clinics, community centers, hospitals, orphanages, childcare centers, libraries, government offices, farm fields and more on exceptional international service-learning programs providing essential services of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Volunteers work with and learn from and about local people who are making real change in their communities to help children grow and thrive. .

By supporting volunteers' efforts, you contribute directly to the future success of children in partner communities. Your generous donation to your chosen volunteer ensures that these services continue year-round.  Thank you for making this investment in the future of our world - our children!

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