I chose to go on a Global Volunteers trip because I have experience with the organization. I have always been impressed with how they run their programs. They follow a philosophy of always working with and for local community organizations as partners. They provide all volunteers with basic information and training on the best way to serve those they work with.
I chose the Peru program initially for two reasons. I wanted to work in a location where I could realize my desire to teach and I wanted a chance to use and improve my Spanish. I will be going back next year because of the incredible experience I had at Sagrada Familia. What Miguel, the community founder, is doing there is truly amazing and I want to do whatever I can to support it.