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GVN Foundation Grants - August 2013

12:42pm 17 August 2013  
Filed under: Eat So They Can, GVN, GVN Foundation, Grants

A grant of $1,647 has been granted to our partner organization in South Africa to fund a literacy program thanks to the fundraising efforts of one of our wonderful international interns!

A total of $3,123 has been granted to our partner organization in Rwanda thanks to our Eat So They Can campaign and our Chickens for Change appeal. These funds will be used to expand our partner organization’s chicken program as well as continue their noon meal program, which provides a daily meal to 60 children.

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Christmas Holidays

1:03pm 23 December 2011  
Filed under: GVN

The staff at Global Volunteer Network want to wish all our partners, volunteers, and supporters a very happy Christmas for 2011.

Our staff are on leave from 24-27 December, and again from 31 December-3 January. We look forward to helping you to support communities in need when we return.

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August 2011 Monthly Prize Draw

5:11pm 5 September 2011  
Filed under: GVN, Prize Draw

GVN is pleased to announce the Shepherd family as winners of our August Prize Draw! Gavin Shepherd, his wife and their 3 boys under the age of 10, will be spending 2 weeks in our Vietnam Children’s Program in 2012.

The monthly prize draw (which Gavin was automatically entered into by paying his $97 application fee in August) provides the winner with their program fees paid for by GVN for a 4 week volunteer placement (to the value of US$1997). Our next prize draw will be held on October 1st - sign up to the GVN volunteer program or trek of your choice this month and you’ll be in with a chance to win our next prize draw.

> Volunteer in Vietnam with GVN

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July 2011 Monthly Prize Draw

4:24pm 4 August 2011  
Filed under: GVN, Prize Draw

Congratulations to Kathleen Atwell winner of our first monthly Prize Draw! By paying her US$97 application fee Kathleen was automatically entered in the monthly draw, and has won her program fees paid by GVN for a 4 week volunteer placement (to the value of US$1997). Kathleen will be volunteering in our Nepal Children’s homes program in January 2012.

Our next prize draw will be held on September 1st - sign up to the GVN volunteer program or trek of your choice this month and you’ll be in with a chance to win our next prize draw.

Volunteer in Nepal with GVN

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GVN Foundation Grants - August 2011

5:45pm 21 July 2011  
Filed under: GVN, GVN Foundation, Grants

The GVN Foundation has recently made the following grants:

VSN Nepal

An Everest Hike grant of $2,643.42 has been sent to VSN in Nepal to cover this quarter’s running costs for Brighter Future Children’s Home.

Huchuy Yachaq

An ESTC grant of $5,000 has been sent to Huchuy Yachaq community center in Peru. The funds will be used to fund a jewellery workshop to empower women from the community and give them a new source of income for their families.

Peruvian Hearts

An ESTC grant of $14,359.50 is being sent to Peruvian Hearts to fund the first year of the Peruvian Promise Program. The grant will be used fund scholarships, school uniforms, textbooks, school supplies and experiential retreats for 16 girls. In addition this ESTC grant will fund a breakfast program at Lamay school for 360 students for one year.

An International Fundraiser grant of $258.59 is being sent to Peruvian Hearts to support 5 children at Wara community center.

A Sponsorship grant of $79.86 is being sent to Peruvian Hearts to help with the ongoing running costs at the Hogar Mercedes de Jesus in Peru.

GVN Vietnam

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Christchurch Earthquake

9:14am 23 February 2011  
Filed under: GVN

Like many people around the world, we were saddened to hear about the devastating earthquake in Christchurch yesterday. The GVN Foundation is planning an appeal to raise money to help support the people of Christchurch.GVN’s offices are based in Wellington, 300 kilometres from the earthquake’s epicentre in Christchurch. We have been unaffected by the quake, and our volunteer services will continue as normal.

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International Volunteer Day

2:00pm 3 December 2010  
Filed under: GVN

International Volunteer DayIn recognition of the 13,800+ GVN volunteers who have given of themselves, we honour you on International Volunteer Day - December 5.

We would like to thank all GVN volunteers for their effort, their contribution of time and funds to help communities in need around the world.

Volunteers, this is your day!

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10 Proven Benefits of International Volunteering

11:13am 30 November 2010  
Filed under: GVN, News, Programs, RSS Class

Whilst it’s well proven that volunteering abroad provides numerous benefits to communities in need, it’s not often that we take the time to validate the huge personal benefits which can be gained from international volunteering. Volunteering is a two way street, and we know that our partners, the communities we work in, and our volunteers are thankful for each other.

Take a few minutes to watch this slideshow we’ve put together illustrating the top 10 benefits to international volunteering, or read the full report here.

http://bit.ly/hiwSiQ

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Watch our latest video!

11:23am 11 November 2010  
Filed under: Everest, GVN, GVN Foundation, Nepal, News, Program Information, Programs, RSS Class, Treks

We put this video together using footage from the latest Everest Base Camp fundraising trek in Nepal. What a beautiful country! If you’ve ever considered visiting Nepal to volunteer or trek we highly recommend it. To check out the amazing scenery, meet the kids our volunteers work with, and to hear from our volunteers themselves click here.

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New Program - Guatemala

10:48am  
Filed under: GVN, News, Program Information, Programs, RSS Class

GVN is excited to present our newest program in Guatemala! Volunteers can become involved in healthcare, childcare, teaching, construction and animal care / animal rights projects.

Guatemala is one of the most bio-diverse and historically significant countries in Central America, and the country’s abundance of biologically unique ecosystems makes the entire region a biodiverse hotspot. Guatemala is bordered by Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras, and has coastlines along the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It is one of the poorer Latin American countries, yet considered one of the most beautiful to visit.

For more information on this program, or to apply on line click here: http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/guatemala/

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