We’ve told you a lot about our wonderful volunteers and how their time and talents are a blessing to each of the hospitals they visit, but have you ever wondered what it’s really like to volunteer at a CURE hospital?
If you think traveling to a foreign country, meeting lots of new people, and partnering in the work of changing the lives of children and their families sounds pretty fun and adventurous, your right! Our goal in the GO department is that our volunteers not only help kids, experience new cultures, and have a great time, but that these trips would make a permanent impact on their life journey.
For some volunteers, the impact of a short-term trip can manifest itself in a future career in medicine or missions; for others, the trip taught them something about themselves or about God that has changed them forever. Other volunteers will go home to share their story and spread the word about what CURE is doing, becoming a lifetime advocate for our work.
Every trip, like every volunteer is a unique journey that we hope will change our volunteers in a positive way for the rest of their lives, but don’t take my word for it. Learn from these volunteers as they share their own journeys with CURE through their blogs.
Each of these individuals has volunteered or continues to volunteer with CURE and has blessed us by sharing their journey. You will find that each story, like each volunteer, is wonderfully unique and insightful.
Enjoy your peek into the life of a CURE volunteer. Perhaps one of these blogs will inspire you to make a journey of your own!
- Maureen Sloan: Various locations – mjsphilippians413.blogspot.com
- Haley Sanders: Kenya – hsanders18.blogspot.com
- Cassie Dobbs: Kenya – cassiedobbs.blogspot.
- Erin Craig: Uganda – emackcraig.tumblr.com
- Katie Rae Spell: Uganda – habakkukonefive.tumblr.com
- Shannon Jennings: Uganda – http://mightyriver.wordpress.com
- Asher Bracelets, supporting kids in Uganda (this family was inspired through Shannon’s first trip with CURE – read their blog and I am sure you will be inspired as well!) – www.asherbracelets.blogspot.com