The
VISIONS
Story

VISIONS has set the standard for international community service programs for high school and middle school students for 30 years. Collaborative service work and cross-cultural living help our teen volunteers understand a complicated world & learn meaningful ways to contribute productively.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Construction Projects

More than 1,200, including:

  • 26 Community Centers
  • 3 Medical Clinics
  • 62 Homes
  • 25 Schools
  • 60 Playgrounds
  • Plus, wheelchair ramps, firehouses, park pavilions, powwow arbors, fences, baseball dugouts, wood sheds, outhouses, bridges, dog houses, remodels, renovations and more.

Environmental Work

  • 14 cisterns and wells
  • I84 clean-burning stoves in homes
  • Potable water systems serving hundreds of households
  • Gardening and organic farming projects
  • Trail work, removing invasive plant species, and the list goes on!

Social Service

  • Day camps for thousands of kids
  • Teaching in classrooms
  • Serving meals to elders
  • Food distribution at soup kitchens
  • Swim lessons for people with disabilities
  • Helping with community events

OUR TEAM

Administration

Katherine Dayton

Director & Owner

Matthew Bushue

Operations Director

Ellie Oakley

Outreach Coordinator

Duncan McGovern

Technology Director

Dan Herman

Programs Coordinator

Kenny Kruse

Programs Coordinator

Lori Rydberg

Controller

Joanne Pinaire

Director Emerita

Stacy Bodow

Leader Training

Program Leaders

Graham Goff

Alaska

Geza Tokes

British Virgin Islands

Dan Herman

British Virgin Islands

Kenny Kruse

Cambodia

Alberto Ramos

Dominican Republic

Kodee Cloninger

Ecuador & Galapagos

Emily Ponten

Guadeloupe

Matthew Dayton

Montana Blackfeet

Camille Lepp

Montana Northern Cheyenne

David Kramer

Nicaragua

Celebrating 30 Years