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At Bright Light Volunteers we want to know that we are your committed partner for creating service projects that change lives. Below you will find information that will give you the tools and knowledge to make the most of our program opportunities.
Our unswerving focus on helping others and providing opportunities for educational and cultural learning — and not for a profit.
Our cause is to make the world a brighter place. To achieve this, we need to support communities in the right way: empowering them enough so that they can become independent of our support, and we can move forward to help others in need.
We listen to the teachers we work with, and try our best to make each experience uniquely theirs.
We have one-to-one relationships with each teacher we partner with. We pride ourselves on collaborating closely together, and building itineraries together. We hope that each teacher we work with feels the same for us — that it is a partnership for the long term, not just a single trip.
We are open to groups of different sizes and means because we are committed to creating opportunities for all.
Unlike our for-profit peers, we try not to prescribe a certain budget or amount. Being accessible means accommodating any budget to the best of our ability.
We are a team of life-loving, open and friendly people all wanting to make the world a brighter place.
We are honest enough to say that, beyond everything, a teacher's trust is the most important thing for us to gain. We gain their trust by proving that we are experts at what we do.
From our experience, we know that safety and security are of utmost importance. Our job is to ensure everything we do is safe, and instill confidence in those we partner with.
As facilitators, it is our job to ensure we know everything about where we are going and what could happen.
We build on our previous experience, and exhaustively research each itinerary we create to ensure everyone is safe, and everything is taken care of.
We want to be trusted — but we can't just hope for people's trust. We prove our credibility by acting responsibly and professionally.
We prove our credibility through our actions. By not simply saying we are responsible and reliable, but by acting so, and ensuring we gain people's trust.
We want to make sure students benefit from their experiences in the most meaningful ways.
We structure programs around what your students need to learn and experience, whether it is related to their studies (IB), community service hours, or just curiosity.
We want students to learn and grow when volunteering with us, but of course having fun plays an important role.
Traveling abroad is a privilege, but we want to work with teachers on a long-term, regular basis.
We are proud to have an opportunity to work with you, and take young adults on the journey of their lives.
Long-term partnerships with teachers allows us to take different groups of students on exceptional and educational experiences.
The experiences students share with us help them to learn about themselves, and their aspirations for the future.
Traveling and volunteering abroad often places students in demanding positions. These experiences test students in positive ways, enabling them to learn about themselves, not just the places they visit.