Tag: volunteering

Global Builders program hits 500-trip milestone

Global Builders program hits 500-trip milestone

Photo: The 500th Fuller Center Global Builders team is working this week in La Florida, Peru. Global Builders program hits 500-trip milestone Since 2008, The Fuller Center for Housing’s Global Builders program has been supporting international building partners by sending volunteer teams to help build homes. These teams bring willing hands and funds that help […]

Rhode Island couple pen outstanding travelogue about Global Builders trip to Armenia

Rhode Island couple pen outstanding travelogue about Global Builders trip to Armenia

Rhode Island couple pen outstanding travelogue about Global Builders trip to Armenia If you want to know what a Fuller Center Global Builders trip to Armenia is like, just ask John and June Mangassarian, a service-minded couple from Providence, Rhode Island. Actually, you don’t have to ask them because they’ve described such a trip in […]

The more you give, the more you gain … as this powerful new short video hammers home

The more you give, the more you gain … as this powerful new short video hammers home

Dalton, Ohio’s Ryan Pierce recently joined a Fuller Center Global Builders trip to Peru, where he helped volunteers build with a family in the thriving community of La Florida. It was an experience that changed his life, and he has used his talents to produce a video encouraging others to give of themselves and have […]

Alaskans Bob and Leslie Bell eager to lead first Global Builders trip to Papua New Guinea

Alaskans Bob and Leslie Bell eager to lead first Global Builders trip to Papua New Guinea

(Photo: Fuller Center for Housing Global Builders Coordinator Maegan Pierce, Registrar Stacey Goolsby, Bob and Leslie Bell and Director of International Field Operations Ryan Iafigliola during the Bells’ visit to Fuller Center headquarters in Americus on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017) Bob and Leslie Bell ought to be the most famous folks from the small, coastal […]

Harvey update: Disaster ReBuilders prepping to bring in Fuller Center volunteer teams

Harvey update: Disaster ReBuilders prepping to bring in Fuller Center volunteer teams

The waters are receding in east Texas, and the waterlogged area is beginning to transition from emergency mode to the dirty, extensive work of long-term recovery. Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders leader Bart Tucker said Tuesday that his group anticipates having a base camp established soon in the Texas City area, where they hope to host […]

Global Builders program now seeking applications for trip coordinator position

Global Builders program now seeking applications for trip coordinator position

Each year The Fuller Center for Housing’s Global Builders program sends dozens of teams to countries around the world to build homes alongside local laborers and families in need. From exotic Asian destinations like Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka to Africa to closer-to-home nations like Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bolivia and Peru, our volunteers help […]

50 college students, 5 different communities and 1 amazing spring break

50 college students, 5 different communities and 1 amazing spring break

For the second straight year, a huge team of Wittenberg University students on spring break drove to the Southeast last week — not to hit the beaches but to hit nails … a whole lot of nails. Fifty came from the Springfield, Ohio, school for alternative spring breaks last week — driving hundreds of miles […]

Volunteer writes of ‘gestaltism’ and ‘unending gratitude’ after Nicaragua trip

Volunteer writes of ‘gestaltism’ and ‘unending gratitude’ after Nicaragua trip

Roughly two weeks ago, 12 Americans, a Canadian, and a Brit arrived in a new country.  They represented different religions, world views, and occupations.  With ages spanning a range of 60 years, they would converge on a little-known village in Nicaragua called Las Peñitas.  Just over a week later, both the village and the 14 […]