The Joy (and Stress) of Fundraising

For my year in Zambia with the Young Adult Volunteer program, I need to fundraise $4,000 in gifts and pledges. To a recent college graduate with an internship that pays by the hour, that’s a lot of money. When I first accepted my offer from the YAV program, I wasn’t worried about fundraising at all….

Why I Chose the YAV Program

I heard about the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program when I attended my first youth conference in Montreat, NC when I was a rising freshman in high school. Montreat holds Christian youth conferences for high school and college students every year and it truly is an amazing place. During high school, Montreat became my second…

Why Am I Going to Zambia?

Ever since I accepted my offer to go to Zambia for a year, I have received a lot questions. Some include: Who are you going with? (The Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Young Adult Volunteers program. You can find out more about the program and the Zambia site┬áhere!) Are you scared? (terrified, actually) Did you pick Zambia?…