Each volunteer’s reason for choosing Project Anconcito and their experiences on site are as unique as the volunteers themselves. Meet three special volunteers who served with us in Ecuador in 2018. Makda Mehari, a junior at Centre College, who served for five weeks as part of the Lincoln Scholars program at Centre College; Catie O’Reilly, a junior at Vanderbilt University and part of the Ingram Scholars program; and Kathleen Hopps, a high school student from Illinois.
So you see, what had happened was, I needed a change. I quit my job to go volunteer in the Dominican Republic... in a community that has limited electricity and running water, and almost never any hot water. What on earth was I thinking?! After months of debating with myself, I finally gave myself permission to take the leap, and dare to do something different. What I was about to embark on was risky and uncomfortable, which was not me at all.
Our mission entails serving underprivileged communities around the globe. What allows us to do that in a manner that is sustainable, ethical, and productive, is being an organization of global individuals.