About

BRIGHT LIGHT VOLUNTEERS

We're Making the World a Brighter Place

Bright Light Volunteers is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, designed to empower program participants and community partners through education and service. Specifically, our programs adhere to global service-learning best practices, which combine community service with both experiential learning in the field and online coursework through our university partner. Our vision is to make the world a brighter place by creating a more peaceful, just, interconnected world where global challenges and opportunities are met by educated, compassionate, global citizens and leaders.

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The purpose of education is to empower all students to become global citizens.
F.M. Reimers

OUR TEAM

Catherine Greenberg

Co-Executive Director
Founder
Program Coordinator

Stacie D. Freeman

Co-Executive Director
Bethel University Professor
Program Coordinator

Amanda S Mansfield

Director of Operations
Program Coordinator

C. Scott Jennings

Advisory Board Member
Strategy & Finance
Program Coordinator

Alma O Garcia

Director of Community Engagement
Board Member
Program Coordinator

Amy Besnard

Board Member - Chair
HS English Teacher
IB Coordinator
Program Coordinator

Alex Van Dewark

Board Member - Vice Chair

Kyla Parker

Board Member - Secretary
Former Middle School Educator

Dr. Sharon
Thomas-Parker

Board Member
International Educator
Humanitarian & Clinician

Daniel Farmer

Program Coordinator
Middle & HS Math & Science Teacher

Chelsea J Farmer

Director of Development
Program Coordinator
HS English Teacher

Jonathan C Shepherd

Program Coordinator
HS Spanish Teacher

Mitzi M Nelson

Program Coordinator
Lifelong Educator
Middle School - College