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Sun, Fun, and Projects: Middle Schoolers in the BVI

Sun, Fun, and Projects: Middle Schoolers in the BVI

VISIONS Island Passage program for middle school students is speeding by! The group has enjoyed plenty of fun in the sun complemented by community dinners and outings, as well as projects at a community farm, the Humane Society, and more. Stay tuned for more pictures...

BVI Teen Volunteers Say Hello to Home!

With only a few days remaining for our participants on the British Virgin Islands trip, the focus is completing projects, reveling in the island’s beauty and beaches, and spending time with community friends and our nonprofit partners. This group picture was...

Quotes & Reviews of VISIONS Service Adventures

VISIONS teen summer programs are almost 30 years-old, and our focus has remained unchanged over the years. When you make the decision to join VISIONS, you know you are choosing one of the highest-quality options for what we do: community service in a cross-cultural...

Service: More than a Checkbox on a Resume

The debate over whether teens should use their summer community service travel programs as material for college essays has been ongoing ever since “voluntourism” became a mainstream activity.  A VISIONS teen alum was recently featured in Newton North (MA)...

Building a Home & New Life for Miss Carol

Many of you made donations this past year to help with a home rebuild for Miss Carol, our cook of 25 years in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Carol has been our cook for teen volunteers every summer, but also a “house mom” and close friend. She gets to know our...

2015 Service Project Highlights

From Building Classrooms to Building Community Relationships It’s often hard to grasp just how much VISIONS teen volunteers accomplish in a summer. This past summer, for instance, we built structures big and small, ranging from classrooms in the Dominican Republic to...

British Virgin Islands Middle School Volunteers Check In!

Our middle school VISIONS BVI volunteers are working hard from their base on the island of Tortola. One of the group’s main community service projects is helping to renovate the home of Miss Carol. Our beloved VISIONS BVI cook and dedicated “house mother” for...

VISIONS British Virgin Islands Group Photo & Update

The VISIONS BVI teen volunteers have wrapped up a great couple of weeks in the field, working hard on building a community playground, renovating a home that was burned down in a fire, and also working with the Humane Society to expand their facilities among other...

The Launch of VISIONS 2015 First Session Programs

A Look at the VISIONS Leadership Team Twelve VISIONS Program Directors landed in Bozeman, Montana on June 10 to start a weeklong intensive training at the VISIONS home office. Under the guidance of VISIONS Director Katherine Dayton and co-facilitator Stacy Bodow, the...

Program Briefs: A Look at this Summer’s Project Lineup

During your summer (or summers) with us, you most likely spent a good amount of time on a construction site—working with adobe, cinder blocks, or power tools. Along with that, you might have worked with local children, built trails, or even helped build water systems,...

A Day in the Life of VISIONS

A Look at a Typical Summer Day What’s a typical day like on a VISIONS summer program? It’s a question we get often. You might wake up to a chorus of birds in the mountains of Nicaragua, to a frosted landscape by the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska, to merengue music and...

VISIONS Featured by CBS News Travel Editor

The following article was published on PeterGreenberg.com. Mr. Greenberg is the travel editor for CBS News, and VISIONS was one of four teen volunteer programs recommended on his travel site. If there’s one way for your child to continue his/her education when school...