List of Volunteer Stories and Their Experiences

Below is a list of Volunteer Stories that were submitted that tells their story about their experience as a volunteer.  Last updated April 16, 2010.

All Stories 


CWS Ecumenical Rebuild, Interview with Pam Small, video above

Menaul School, Patricia Cartwright

Awesome, Marilyn

Mission Trips Change Lives – Stories from Tim Fickas
Bethlehem UCC, Evansville, IN

There he is again, Franca Schreiber

Here I am … Marilyn

Farewell, Bill and Mary Ruth

No More Deaths Desert Camp

Pastor from Hungary Volunteering at Washington UCC

Going Home 

Connecticut, Silver Lake Volunteers – Bill and Mary Ruth

Along the way … Dosia Carlson 

‘One Great Hour of Sharing’ tour of Gulf Coast highlights Recovery Efforts 

New Orleans trip changes lives of volunteers too

Mary and Billl Ruth Beyond retired, Volunteers are ‘refired’

The Times Picayune “A Jefferson woman’s thank you letter touches hearts in Maine

Heart of Mission Award 

This is a nest free zone 

Youth Program at General Synod 27 

Back to New Orleans: Response Efforts Continue 

Blitz Home Finished in Five Days for Biloxian

Back Bay Mission News – A letter from the Rhineharts

Meagan Anderson & Chris Charney Volunteers: ‘It’s our turn to give back’

Church offers D.C.-area volunteer opportunities 

Volunteer Ministries introduces ‘Companion Communities’

“No, Thank you” The Times Picayune, March 2, 2008

St. Paul UCC, Nashville, Illinois at Back Bay Mission, Biloxi, MS

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