Notes from the Field

Notes from the Field

Spring Hill College in Granada, Nicaragua, visits the La Joya Garbage Dump.
Spring Hill College in Granada, Nicaragua, visits the La Joya Garbage Dump.

Friends,

The new year is off to a very fast start. Two volunteer groups from Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills, MI, volunteered in Nicaragua and Guatemala during their February break. Spring Hill College in Alabama, a new partner and a Jesuit university, is joining us in building houses in Nicaragua’s La Joya Garbage dump outside of Granada, Nicaragua.

In addition, students from the University of Michigan’s St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor, MI, the University of Toledo Honors College in Ohio, and Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI, are foregoing a vacation and volunteering during their spring break to make a difference in the lives of others in Central America.

Ken Coleman, International Samaritan’s research consultant, recently finished investigating the impact of service on our volunteers. One graduate student remarked after a service trip, “You get to see the world–not as a cruise ship traveler–and you get a better grasp of what we are a part of.”

More and more college students are sacrificing vacations to the beach for being part of a volunteer movement to create positive change in their lives, and for others, through service.

Find stories from our volunteers on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/InternationalSamaritan, and please, keep all of our volunteers in you thoughts and prayers.

With Gratitude,
Andrew Pawuk | International Program Director

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact International Samaritan at info@intsam.org or call (734) 222-0701

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