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  • 7 of our Best Volunteer Abroad Programs for 2020

    7 of our Best Volunteer Abroad Programs for 2020

    Participating in a volunteer abroad program is an immensely valuable way for any teen to spend their summer. Combining the transformative experience of volunteering with the incredible benefits of travel? Now that’s something you’ll remember forever. Global volunteer programs give you the opportunity to broaden your perspectives at a critical point in your personal development. […]

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  • Staff Reflection: An Eye-Opening Volunteer Experience in Ecuador

    Staff Reflection: An Eye-Opening Volunteer Experience in Ecuador 2

    We asked long-time Westcoast Staff, Ally Moore, to reflect on her experience as a Program Director on our Ecuador: Medical Assistance volunteer program this summer. Here’s what she had to say! My name is Ally Moore, and I’m a program director with Westcoast Connection. I’ve been lucky enough to work with Westcoast since the summer of 2012. […]

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  • Inspired, Transformed, and Connected

    Inspired, Transformed, and Connected 2

    When we get home from a trip, we tend to have so many things to share with our family and friends that sometimes we forget all the details! With our jam-packed 11 days, we wanted to fill you in on our final two days in Ecuador. From Riobamba, we headed to the Amazon River in […]

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  • Aloha One Last Time

    Rafting and Our First Taste of Service - Costa Rica Community Service

    Honolulu has been nothing short of amazing. Our group began the week with a canoeing excursion. Shortly after, we relaxed and caught some waves on Waikiki beach. The trip members enjoyed the beach and all agreed that this was one of their favorites we had been to thus far on our trip! The next day, […]

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