Alumni Spotlight: Steve Wenzel

Nadia Mubashar - Website Director.

Why did you decide to volunteer with Global Volunteers in Romania?

Steve: For a number of years I have volunteered at local Children's Hospitals and was looking for expand upon that by doing something similar overseas during vacation time. When Global Volunteers started this program in Romania in 1999 I signed up and have had many rewarding experiences there since.

Steve volunteering in Romania with Global Volunteers

Describe your day to day activities as a volunteer.

Steve: Volunteers assist the staff and basically do the things that parents would do if they were there. This includes feeding the children, playing with them, and giving them the attention that they so need to develop normally.

How has this experience helped you grow personally and professionally?

Steve: Personally it has exemplified to me a quote from Josephine Billings which states that "To the world you might just be one person, but to one person you just might be the world." Volunteers get so much back in rewards from serving others.