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  • 7 of our Best Volunteer Programs for 2022

    5 of our Best Volunteer Programs for 2021 4

    Did you know that our programs were able to operate safely and successfully this past summer? This means that teens were once again given the opportunity to feel empowered to make a difference while participating in meaningful community service projects in Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, California, Maine and the Florida Keys.  Now looking forward to […]

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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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