Volunteering


6 Reasons You’ll Love Volunteering as a Big Sister or Big Brother 6

Are you wondering if you should volunteer as a Big Sister or Big Brother? Here’s my experience as a Big Sister, plus a few thoughts that might help you decide if volunteering as a Big is worth your time. My Little Sister and I went to the Big Brothers picnic in Vancouver today. My husband is a Big Brother, I worked with two different […]

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What Introverts Need to Know About Going On Mission Trips 4

Going on a missions trip can change your life and perspective. But, mission trips can be exhausting for introverted people! Here are the most important things introverts need to know about going on a missions trip, inspired by my volunteer work in Haiti. I recently spent a week with Mission Possible, serving on a medical missions trip. We also helped […]

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3 Ways to Meet New Friends – Help for Widows 8

The most difficult part of being a widow is different for everyone, but meeting new friends is often at the top of the list. Here are three ways for widows to make friends while grieving and transitioning into widowhood. From One Widow to Another: Conversations on the New You by Miriam Neff is a book that may help you as you grieve. […]

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Moving to Africa? 10 Things You Need to Know 41

Here are 7 mistakes to avoid when you’re moving to Africa, 3 tips from expats living overseas, and a list of things to take to the African continent. I envy you, even if you’re just considering moving to Africa! You are embarking on one of the greatest adventures of your life. If I could do it over again, I would […]

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How to Find a Job in South Africa – Tips for Expats 4

Are you looking to find a job in South Africa? These tips for expats who haven’t yet moved overseas are based on my experience working in Kenya, Africa for three years. The Big Guide to Living And Working Overseas: 3,045 Career Building Resources by Jean-Marc Hachey has the largest available list of US NGOs (with more than 400) and more than […]

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