Inspired Words

Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


DWC’s TRIP Canada Team 15 Off to an Awesome Start

Posted in TRIP Canada Program on April 16, 2019

All of the 17 volunteers arrived at Moonstone Villas, our home for the next 12 days, Sunday afternoon. Jet lag aside, Monday morning everyone was up at the crack of dawn for breakfast, a briefing and 7:45 departure to our three worksites. We were all excited to get going.

Volunteers changing lives in Sri Lanka

Posted in Sri Lanka on April 5, 2019

…we marveled at work done by previous project teams and all secretly wondered if we’d be up to the challenge or, more importantly, be able to make a similar difference in people’s lives…

Montreal students volunteer to restore watershed

Posted in Costa Rica on March 13, 2019

Student service trip involving projects aiming to improve the water crisis within the Guanacaste region in Costa Rica. Learning about problems associated with agricultural and lifestyle practices and its effects on the Nandamojo Watershed, and Costa Rican communities’ access to potable water.

Experiencing the life of our beneficiaries

Posted in Machu Picchu Challenge on April 20, 2018

Brenda’s House Visit: Margarett, Jennifer and I went to a girl’s house that lived by the school and it was a eye opening experience seeing how much she can do with so little. Their house is about the size of a normal hotel suite for one person. They don’t have plumbing and the electricity doesn’t work most of the time. She lives there with her mom and dad but they’re not around to help her because they’re busy working.

Building up a community in Sri Lanka

Posted in Sri Lanka on March 1, 2018

On this February trip led by Cathy Greven, a DWC team is working in the Tangalle region of Sri Lanka with Navajeevana, our non-profit, in-country host partner. Specifically, volunteers are building a day care and bus shelter that will make a big difference to people needing Navajeevana’s services.

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