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14A ,'ed;'esday, Oct. 10, 2001 I l Volunteer News By Terri Daoust She said each new class home," said Me]issa. Pc, rto!a Editor was exciting to her when OneWhile most travelers leave Say "Mexico" to the aver- walked in to see 15 to 20 new "-~exico laden uifi~ souvenirs, age person and it conjures up faces. ' M~$ and Kathaci~e left images of scenic landscapes, Delores Hidalgo is a his- wit tI~ knowledge that they delicious cuisine and fiestas toric city of 40,000 and is con- helped to make a dii!>rence galore, sidered the birthplace of in the lives ofoth,_,rs Say it to the Sheets family, Mexican independence. "Often times I was left of Johnsville, and it brings to Located on Mexico's cen- speechless by tho kh~dness mind something entirely dif- tral plateau, it lies near Gun- shown m us bS: the' su~dents, ferent, najuato, another historic the university, and hotel Melissa and her daughter, city. staff," said Me~issa. Katharine, recently joined a During free time, the Global Volunteers is a pri- team of Global Volunteers, Sheets, along with other vol- rate, nonpr~)ti~ development who traveled, to Delores unteers, were able to tour the organization based in St. Hildago to help teach conver- cities and sights of Mexico. Paul. :MimL sational English to students "We saw Indian dancing at At the invitation of local at the Technological Univer- a beautiful church and the host organizations. Global sity of Northern Guanajuato. countryside in central Mexi- Volunteers sends teams of The university is a two- co was incredible," said volunteers t~ sites world- year, post-secondary institu- Melissa. wide, including the continen- tion similar to a community Many volunteers feel it is tal United States and Hawaii, college, their involvement with the to work on projects ranging Tlle Sheets and othe/" vol- community that allows them from teaching English to as- unteers taught in smallgroup a non-tourist perspective of sisting with health care to settings, concentrating on the countries they visit, constructing community pronunciation and usage. "I learned not to judge an-buildings. "The interaction with both other country by standards I At some sites, volunteers the students and the teachers am familiar with, and are called upon to care for of Delores Hidalgo brought learned to help with an open children in difficult living new friendships and in- heart and to remember I wasconditions, in hospitals, day sights." said Katharine. in another country--not care centers and orphanages. Become a teacher. i Like the teachers before you, you imagine a finer world and want to be a part of creating it. There is no better way to do so than by becoming a Califonfia teacher. With a shortage of qualified teachers, talented candidates are needed to work with our most valuable resource --- our children. Incentives arc availab:e to help, such as bonuses, home loan assistance, student loan forgiveness and tax credits. Call 1-888-CALTEACH or visit for complete information on how you can become a leader in California's teaching profession -- and start building the world you imagine, -~:~i:~:i:: :$!:!::. : : :g: : :: ::? Melissa Sheets, of Blairsden, used her vacation to teach English to students co through conversation and laughter. Volunteers work from one for all the S lpport and love Melissa to three weeks and pay forthey received from the corn- Katharine were the opportunity, munity and thought it would cepted into the Melissa said the experience be good for their hearts to do taken to family was incredible and much something for someone else. just sort of melted more rewarding than a "It was one of the best town. cruise or just relaxing on the things I've done in my life," Anyone wishing beach, said Melissa. formation about "We wanted a service trip,Melissa, who is a teacher,unteers and a a chance to do something for minored in Spanish during ule may call someone else," said Melissa. her college days and one of check the Web The Sheets family recentlyKatherine's majors at Cornell