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.

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


Catherine Greenberg

Co-Executive Director
Program Coordinator

Stacie D. Freeman

Co-Executive Director
Bethel University Professor
Program Coordinator

Amy Besnard

Board Member - Chair
HS English Teacher
IB Coordinator
Program Coordinator

C. Scott Jennings

Advisory Board Member
Strategy & Finance
Program Coordinator

Alma O Garcia

Director of Community Engagement
Board Member
Program Coordinator

Jonathan C Shepherd

Program Coordinator
HS Spanish Teacher

Mitzi M Nelson

Program Coordinator
Lifelong Educator
Middle School - College

Alex Van Dewark

Board Member - Vice Chair

Dr. Sharon

Board Member
International Educator
Humanitarian & Clinician

Daniel Farmer

Program Coordinator
Middle & HS Math & Science Teacher