Alumni & Leaders

Spotlight: Greg Rolland, VISIONS Leader Alum

Spotlight: Greg Rolland, VISIONS Leader Alum

Greg’s passion for the outdoors and cross-cultural service culminated in becoming a leader on our first Alaska summer program in 1995. He looks back on the early days, projects they completed and people he met.

Your Impact Lives On

Your Impact Lives On

Since our inception in 1988, VISIONS continues to offer some of the best volunteer opportunities for high school students there are. Projects are ambitious and real, and have an impact that lasts on the community. And you—our alum—are part of that legacy.

Spotlight: Heather Smarick, VISIONS alum

Spotlight: Heather Smarick, VISIONS alum

Heather Smarick finished a VISIONS program in the Dominican Republic last summer, and recalls learning to mix and pour cement for two classroom’s foundations, playing cards with local kids, and making wonderful friends.

Spotlight: Tim Parsons, Former VISIONS Leader and Office Staff

Spotlight: Tim Parsons, Former VISIONS Leader and Office Staff

Tim has led VISIONS programs all over the world—Mississippi, Australia, South Carolina, Dominica, Alaska, Montana Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Montana Northern Cheyenne. Today he uses the skills that he developed as a VISIONS team member to enhance his life and others’ around him.

Spotlight: Cecilia Boyers, VISIONS Alum

Spotlight: Cecilia Boyers, VISIONS Alum

Let’s hear from Cecilia Boyers! This multi-talented VISIONS alum is a veteran of five programs, holds two master’s degrees, and is an aerial silk acrobat, masterful banjo player, and new mom!

Spotlight: Michael Sano, former program director

Spotlight: Michael Sano, former program director

Former VISIONS Director Michael Sano reflects on his Nicaragua and Dominican Republic experiences, shares about his life back home, and what it takes to make the world a better place.

Spotlight: Ashlin Ivester, VISIONS ALUM

Spotlight: Ashlin Ivester, VISIONS ALUM

VISIONS Alum Ashlin Ivester reflects on her Dominican Republic experience, prepares for another VISIONS summer, and shares about her volunteer project back home.

Spotlight: Hilary Moses, VISIONS ALUM

Spotlight: Hilary Moses, VISIONS ALUM

VISIONS alum, Hilary Moses, reflects on the high school summer program that influenced her educational and professional tracks towards becoming a therapist of adolescents.

Spotlight: Leyri Garcia,   PROGRAM LEADER

Spotlight: Leyri Garcia,   PROGRAM LEADER

Leyri Garcia hails from the Dominican Republic and joined the VISIONS family in 2010. Back then, he was a young community member looking to help out and practice his English. He grew with VISIONS into a leadership role and has been a terrific member of our summer staff since 2015. Check out some of his amazing photography!