Improve your Leadership Skills through Volunteering

Oftentimes in one’s career, a desire to embark on a new set of challenges may inspire you to move in a new direction. Perhaps the organization or company you work for provides training for career mobility to allow you to travel, experience the world, and give time to a worthwhile cause. Or you might be at a point in your career where you want to make a difference and take lessons and perspectives you’ve learned back home to share with friends and colleagues. For someone whose career depends on being …Read More

The Benefits of Teaching Abroad

The need for quality teacher instruction in rural Haiti creates opportunities for international volunteers to give through service directed towards secondary school students, where they can gain lifelong experience while lending a helping hand. In Haiti, the rural population is less educated than the urban, and secondary schools enroll less than 20% of eligible children. As a high school teacher or study abroad coordinator, you will not only be able to teach students who may otherwise be at a disadvantage without higher learning, you will also gain from an opportunity …Read More

Meet Roseann Lord

Roseann Lord

“You will not only experience the pure joy of helping others but you will come away from it with a greater sense of appreciation for your own life and, without a doubt, you will learn something in the process” – Roseann Lord Meet Roseann Lord, a retired nurse from New York. Throughout her life, Roseann has worked in labor and delivery, taught Mother and Childcare for the Red Cross, ran a daycare service in her home and even operated a transcription service. However, organic gardening has been her “avocation” for …Read More

Meet Danielle Twiss

Danielle Twiss

“Volunteering is such a meaningful experience; it really opens you up to the world around you” – Danielle Twiss Meet Danielle Twiss – a senior student from Tenafly High School in New Jersey. Danielle joined HavServe at the 2017 Annual Summer Camp in Haiti, where she taught basic technology skills to local children. Inspired by her mother, Sandra Fathi, who is a board member and who has been volunteering with HavServe for many years, she wanted to find a unique and effective way to help those less fortunate than her …Read More

Volunteer Spotlight – Sandra Fathi

Sandra Fathi volunteering in Haiti

    “The poor stay poor not because they are lazy, but because they have no access to capital.” Milton Friedman’s commentary on the need for market-stimulating initiatives still rings true in much of the developing world. In economics, the cycle of poverty refers to “the set of factors or events by which poverty, once started, is likely to continue unless there is outside intervention.” A vast majority of the world’s population finds itself entrenched in nation-wide poverty cycles, know as development traps—at least 80% of humanity lives on only …Read More