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Global Volunteers: a chance to give back

About the author: Amy Pinkus, 13, of Woodside, is an eighth-grader at Woodside School. The daughter of Gary and Mary Pincus, she writes here about her tip to Peru last summer with Global Volunteers, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes volunteers to serve in developing countries.

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Posted by frank
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2009 at 11:12 pm

What a great experience for you....very impressive...


Posted by Thurston Howell III
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 7, 2009 at 11:39 pm

So very noblesse oblige of Amy! What a role model for the other overprivileged children of the mid-peninsula.


Posted by Edith Rodriguez
a resident of another community
on Jan 8, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for making the difference and inspire more people to volunteer and help.

Greetings from Peru,
Edith


Posted by Pat
a resident of another community
on Oct 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Thanks for writing this, Amy!
I want to take my daughter, Hua Wen, on a volunteer "vacation" and it helps to hear from someone her own age!
Also as a mom, it makes me feel she will be safe.
Thanks again,
Pat


Posted by Ismay
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:19 am

I also volunteered at PPA Summer 2008. It was a fantastic and rewarding experience through Global Volunteers. I am a middle school teacher and am preparing for my volunteer trip with my family to South Africa.


Posted by Sophie
a resident of another community
on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:16 pm


Such a well-written and thoughtful memo. You have all the makings of becoming a very well-known writer!


Posted by Peru Enthusiast (Perusiast)
a resident of Woodside School
on Apr 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm

This might just be the single best piece of writing I have ever read. This and the Harry Potter series


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