VISIONS Blog

February 22, 2017

We were deeply saddened to learn that a shining star of VISIONS veteran leaders passed away last week. John “Jack” Fields was a leader on our Alaska program the summer of 2013. Jack was a natural educator, a superb carpenter, and beloved by his students, fellow leaders, community members, and everyone at VISIONS who had the opportunity to know him...

February 15, 2017

Anna Apilado grew up in the Philippines before moving to the US when she was 11. In this alumni spotlight, she reflects on her experience in Alaska last summer—experiencing a new part of America, the value of comfortable silences, and plans for the future.

October 28, 2016

This summer, VISIONS Alaska students built two wood structures using different construction techniques. Both projects provided support to elders in the Tetlin community.

April 15, 2016

VISIONS alum reflects on his four different summer with VISIONS Service AdventuresJacob Rosen is a four-time VISIONS teen volunteer, and he is currently pursuing a degree from Ithaca College in New York. Jacob is an alumnus of Alaska ‘12, Peru ‘13, Nicaragua ‘14, and Cambodia ‘15.

Throughout my high school career, I spent my summers exploring foreign countries and doing my part in making a difference in the local...

April 5, 2016

United States Community Service programs for middle and high schoolersFor almost 30 years, VISIONS has provided exceptional community service programs in locations around the world. Your desire to be part of meaningful projects...

November 3, 2015

With my friend, Arkar Min Htet, whom I met at a cultural exchange in Myanmar

A two-time alum from Poughkeepsie, NY, Charlie Burns-Bahruth finished his most recent service adventure on our Myanmar program—a big shift from his first VISIONS summer in Alaska! A staunch VISIONary, Charlie was just accepted for his third program, and he'll be heading back to Myanmar in 2016.

In...

March 19, 2015

Last summer Cecil Forest, a Falls Church area resident, spent a month of summer vacation in a remote Alaska native village with VISIONS Service Adventures, an international community service based adventure travel program.

February 26, 2015

A Look at the Temporary Homes of VISIONS Teen Volunteers

We get asked this question a lot: What are the living conditions like on a VISIONS program?

The answer, simply put, is that it varies from program to program, but there are some common threads among all of the places we live. Careful consideration is put into every aspect of our...

February 20, 2015

February 6, 2015 - Bozeman, Montana -  In 2014, Ian Berkey, a Wyckoff area resident, spent a month of summer vacation in a remote Alaska native village with VISIONS Service Adventures, an international community service based adventure travel program.

January 30, 2015

One Teen Volunteer, Four Amazing Summers

Andrew Goodrum has participated in four very different VISIONS community programs over his high school years. By experiencing different locations each summer, this teen has been fully immersed in radically diverse cross-cultural experiences and traditions and has become familiar with each community’s most dire...

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