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GVN Foundation Grants - May 2014

5:16pm 4 June 2014  
Filed under: GVN

In May, GVN Foundation sent the following grants:

  • $1,117.90 to one of our partners in Nepal for running costs of a residential center for sexually and domestically abused girls in Pokhara. Funds were also used for the schooling and education supplies of these girls.
  • $900 was sent to our other Nepal partner for education programs in Nepal, raised by our five Nepal Young at Heart Tour participants. 
  • $3,862.03 was granted to our partner in Kenya for the Lemolo Water Project, funded by the efforts of our Mt Kilimanjaro Fundraising Trekkers.


GVN Foundation Grants - March 2014

12:36pm 24 April 2014  
Filed under: GVN

In March, grants totaling US$2,652.57 were sent to our partner in Rwanda for the following:

  • a Noon Meal Feeding Program at a school, ensuring the students receive a nutritious meal during the school day
  • purchasing chickens at a sustainable community agriculture project
  • school supplies for families who cannot afford these items
  • medical insurance to provide basic health care when needed

These grants were made possible via funding from Eat So They Can, Heidi Wallis (Rwanda volunteer) and all those who purchased a chicken through 2013.

$10,714.46 was granted to our partner in Kenya for the initial stages of a water infrastructure project in a former IDP community in Lemolo. Prior to the start of this project, community members needed to walk 5 hours per return trip to fetch water (approx 2 return journeys required per day per family). We look forward to assisting in the completion of this project over the coming months.

$478.70 was granted to our Kenya partner towards dining and study tables for Day Love Orphanage in Kenya. This grant was made possible thanks to fundraising by Herika Noleto and her supporters.

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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.


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.


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


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


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.


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!


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.





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