Tag Archives: Volunteer

Alton College Experience volunteer makes ‘life-changing’ trip to Ghana

Alton College Eperience

Extra-curricular and enrichment activities that broaden students’ experiences are strongly encouraged at Alton College and this year has seen the launch of the Alton College Experience (ACE). It’s a programme specially designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their skills and personal qualities to give them an edge when applying for university or employment in the United Kingdom …

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Five Reasons to make Volunteering a New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year again. Many of us will spend a lot of energy setting dos and don’ts for the year ahead, maybe we should consider being a volunteer. ‘New year, new me’, and all that. I know, I know, resolutions can sometimes feel a bit tiring, but they can still be useful. At the start of 2015, I …

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Mormons in Virginia Gear Up for Annual Day To Serve

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon” or “LDS”) are once again answering Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s invitation to join the vast annual “Day to Serve” event. A unique annual initiative that started as a one-day blitz of service efforts a few years ago, Day to Serve has expanded this year to an entire month …

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American quits government job for Peace Corps and Ghana

Sheri Badger chose Ghana over Pierce County. After more than two decades working in government, she quit her job  for the Peace Corps in September 2015. Badger was coordinator of the Tacoma-Pierce County DUI Task Force and public information officer for the Human Services Department before becoming the county’s Emergency Management spokeswoman nine years ago. She started as a backup, …

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September 19-21 is Ghana Volunteer Day

The Ghana Volunteer Program (GVP) is a program being run by the GhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based both in Ghana and the USA. National Volunteer Day, which falls around the 21st of September each year, is our major activity. It was instituted as part of GVP in 2013. This year, the event falls within the 19th – 21st Sept 2015 time frame. …

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Helping Wallingford and Ghana explore educational exchanges

Dear reader, I’d like to introduce you to my friend: her name is Julie Foss and she is the Assistant Principal of Wallingford Public Schools in the State of Connecticut (CT) USA. We crossed paths back in 2014 when I lived in CT and we had started work together on a program that sought to explore the differences and similarities of …

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