PV EXPERIENCE

Oftentimes the PV volunteer experience is a profound one for volunteers. A big part of the experience is reflection and the following are reflections written by PVs. Some talk directly about their volunteer experience, while others talk about the impact their service has had on their lives. You will notice some are from first time volunteers while others are from volunteers that have been involved with the program for quite some time. We are fortunate to have over 80% of our volunteers return for at least a second year, but some have been coming for over 20 years.

** New – AUDIO – VOLUNTEER INTERVIEWS ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE

**NEW – THE FUTURE OF THE PVs  by John Dean, VA

FEEDING THE HUNGRY IN SEATTLE   by Dan Schletzbaum, KS

I DECIDED TO JUMP IN ON THE ADVENTURE    by Holly Meleo, NJ

BE A PART OF IT…  by Daniel Schletzbaum, KS

IT IS BETTER TO LIGHT A CANDLE, THAN TO CURSE THE DARKNESS    by Joanne Camas, NY

MY TIME AS A PV STARTED OUT – LITERALLY – WITH A BANG     by Pat Wiley, OH

COMMUNITY, SERVICE AND MAYBE MOST IMPORTANTLY, REFLECTION  by Rebecca and Rob McKnight, KS

THE PV PROGRAM WAS A GATEWAY TO A WORLD THAT I COULD ATTEMPT TO CHANGE   by Amy O’Dea, IL

MY SUMMER LONG VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE   by Lauren Rittenbach, NJ

THE SEATTLE EXPERIENCE  by Kathy Koller, IL

A REFLECTION ON REFLECTION  by Jennifer Wiley, OH

THEN AND NOW  by Maureen Maroney, NJ

FROM ENGLAND TO WEST VIRGINIA  by Becki Simm, England