In the Media
Village Volunteers has received news coverage from the New York Times and CNN to NPR and appears in The Lost Girl’s adventure novel. Please take a moment to read what others have to say about Village Volunteers and the people behind this organization’s partner programs.
YOUR OBSERVER, January 2014
Sarasota Resident Heals with Art Therapy Process
By Randi Donahue
Great story on Village Volunteers’ alumni Kimberly Benson when she volunteered in Kenya.
SEATTLE WEEKLY, July 2012
PREVENTION MAGAZINE, December 2011
10 Simple Ways to Easily Improve Your Mood
By the Editors at Prevention
Village Volunteers is listed as a way to volunteer because “People who volunteer are likelier to be happier than those who don’t.”
SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE, June 2011
This Summer Could Change Your Life
By Holly Corbett
I’M THANKFUL RADIO NETWORK, June 30, 2011
I’m Thankful Radio Show (mp3)
Hosts Melissa Daniels and Sue Lundquist
Village Volunteers Communications Director, Kim Clune, speaks about Village Volunteers’ programs in Africa.
NEW YORK TIMES, June 1, 2011
She’s 10 and May Be Sold to a Brothel
By Nicholas Kristoff
The story of M, a child nearly sold to an Indian brothel at the age of 10. M is now safe at New Light, Village Volunteers’ partner program, thanks to Kristof’s readers’ support.
RED WING LEADERSHIP AWARD – SEATTLE UNIVERSITY – April 2011
Article on Shana Greene, Founder and Executive Director of Village Volunteers
By Chrissy Egan
Interview about Shana Greene for the Red Wing Leadership Award.
NAPERVILLE SUN, June 28, 2011
Naperville teacher starts scholarship for Dago students
By Jane Donahue
Brett Weiss, teacher and Village Volunteer alumn, founds the Bernard and Elsie Weiss Scholarship Fund.
EVANSVILLE LIVING, May / June 2011
By Louis La Plante
On the Odoyo family and Dago Dala Hera Orphanage, a Village Volunteer Partner Program
PHILLY2PHILLY.COM, March 29, 2011
Philadelphia’s Windsor Johnston: News Director at WRTI
Johnston’s experience in Kenya through Village Volunteers
By Sean O’Brien
THE LOST GIRLS, May 11, 2010
The Lost Girls Book Launch
By Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner
Includes the authors’ Village Volunteers experience in Kenya
(Visit The Lost Girls’ Blog: Village Volunteers Programs)
AUTHORS@GOOGLE, November, 2010
Authors@Google: The Lost Girls Video Interview
Moderator: Lee Stimmel
OREGON LIVE, November 3, 2010
Turning an Invasive Species into a Livelihood
By Danielle Nierenberg
Village Volunteers turns invasive water hyacinths to fuel briquettes, fertilizer, chairs, baskets and biodegradable sanitary napkins.
WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE: NOURISHING THE PLANET, October 28, 2010
Innovation of the Week: Turning an Invasive Species into a Livelihood
By Molly Theobald
EXAMINER.COM – Seattle, WA, April 8, 2010
EXAMINER.COM – Seattle, WA, March 15th, 2010
Seattle based Village Volunteers reaching out to Central America
By Hilary Shemanski
AC360, November 2, 2009
Kenya Hero’s Story: Turning a Dream into a Reality
By Anderson Cooper
Cooper revisits Peter Kithene’s work with Mama Maria Kenya (a Village Volunteer partner from 2003 – 2011) since winning the 2007 Hero Medical Marvel Award.
NPR – WRTI Philidelphia, February 2008
News and Views (mp3 podcast)
Village Volunteer, Windsor Johnston, reports on Mama na Dada from Kunya, Kenya.
MODERN GHANA, January 4, 2008
Village Volunteers Support Education in Have
Source: GBC News
CNN INTERNATIONAL, October 2007 / 2008
Be the Change
Featuring Village Volunteers’ videos, stories and photos.
NEW AMERICA MEDIA, October 28, 20008
In Maasailand, No Child Left Behind Means Building a School Yourself
Words, Video, Photos by Alexandra Moe
How grassroots advocates are leading the fight against AIDS in Kenya
NEW AMERICA MEDIA, September 21, 20008
by Alexandra Moe
In a village of 10,000 people, Emmanuel Tasur is the only one to hold an advanced degree, and he aims to change that.
CNN HEROES, 2007
CNN Heroes: Medical Marvel Award
Winner, Peter Kithene, is founder of Mama Maria Kenya, a Village Volunteer partner from 2003 – 2011.
Presented by Dr. Sanjay Gupta
LOOKING TO THE STARS