“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve… You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr

The past 10 years have given me the great fortune to volunteer with several wonderful organizations.

I cleaned turkey barns and brushed burros with Farm Sanctuary when they still had their location in Orland, California. I picked up trash and swept brick-laid streets with La Brigada de la Basura, a neighborhood beautification project in Puerto Vallarta, México.

So far, my greatest venture into volunteering has been as an English teacher with Harvard University-founded WorldTeach.


My volunteer experience with WorldTeach Colombia presented itself at an optimum time in my adult life. After working and fundraising for several months before, I relocated in January 2014 to the coastal city of Barranquilla.

Read my interview on TeachingTraveling.com with Lillie Marshall


As my volunteer year came to an end, I realized I was deeply in love with the culture, food, and people of Colombia. Upon fulfillment of my commitment, I stayed for three more years, working as a teacher to bring my total experience abroad to five years.

Watch my video about my volunteer experience with WorldTeach

Consulting for Future Volunteer Teachers

If you are considering a volunteer teaching position abroad, I highly recommend you leap at this chance in life, but go with some planning! For encouragement and support in taking this journey, consider my consulting services available through Clarity.

Let me help you fulfill your plan of teaching abroad for only $1 USD a minute


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