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GLOBAL VOLUNTEERS

 

Global Volunteers, a private nonprofit U.S. corporation in consultative status with the United Nations, was founded in 1984 with the goal of helping to establish a foundation for peace through mutual international understanding.

The history of the program in Poland dates back to 1990, when Rural Solidarity invited Global Volunteers to teach conversational English in rural communities of former Siedlce Province and presently the territory of Siedlce county.

Since 1990, more than 3000 volunteers have helped students improve their English skills. During the school year, some volunteers teach in rural elementary- and middle-school classrooms, while others can also assist children with special needs in two settings: a oarding school for youths with physical and mental disabilities in Stok Lacki and a home for children from dysfunctional families in Kisielany.

Summer teams teach at English-language camps where volunteers and Polish students live and study together, take field trips and play games. The manor house - "Reymontówka"- is the home for volunteers who come to Poland and the invitation for Global Volunteers to work with and learn from local people is generously extended by Siedlce County Government.