GVI Volunteer Diary Extract
Name: Patrick BrydonAge: 26Gender: MaleCountry of Residence: United States of AmericaStart Date:07/01/2011Volunteer Program: Mexico Divemaster InternshipDear Diary,Here we are. The final week of phase. Some might say that we have finallygotten used to waking up on a beach everyday. Some might say we havebecome one with the creatures that live on base, human and animal alike. Yes Isay! Yes! After 10 weeks of a love, laughter, research and porridge, we havefinally settled into life on base. But now we must depart. Just when I could finallyget in and out of my mosquito net without wrapping myself like some sort of green Mexican mummy. But so goes the ebb and flow of life. Change in all of itsglorious inevitability. Some of us will be headed home (sidebar – I have come torealize, that cliché as it sounds, home is truly where you make it). Some of us willbe headed on a 2 week romp throughout Belize and Honduras. Some of us willbreak down and refuse to leave our huts. There will be tears - the ones that youcry, not the ones in all of our pants. There will be hugs and kisses. There will bemore laughter and maybe a few last warm beers. But oh the memories! Themillions of unique moments that have coloured in each of our lives over the pastten weeks. Too many to count! So we will leave on Friday morning, by train planeor automobile. New friends that now seem like old friends. Lives truly enriched.Good luck to the next phase of volunteers. May you come to grow and enjoyPunta Gruesa as much as we have. Oh, and you are welcome for the newvolleyball net. Don’t mess it up. Seriously. And if you want to challenge the oldvolunteers to a game, please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org.Love always,Patricio.
About Global Vision International (GVI)
GVI is an internationally based volunteer abroad organisation which offersvolunteer programs in Africa, South America, Asia, Europe and Latin America.Formed in 1998, GVI provides support and services to international charities,non-profits and governmental agencies through volunteering opportunities and