by Jill Robinson
Greenheart Travel arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday, just in time for the start of Idealist’s Global Volunteer Fair at the University of Pennsylvania. The morning started off a little rough as my colleague and I sat on LaGuardia’s runway for two hours waiting for the low-lying clouds to part before touching down in the City of Brotherly Love, but we were welcomed by sunny skies and a glittering skyline once we landed.
Despite the crunch in our schedule, we still had time to have a wonderful history lesson from our shuttle driver who pointed out the amazing murals that color the Philadelphia’s urban landscape while firing off facts about important buildings enroute to our hotel. I’m a bit sad that we were never able to make it to Abner’s for the Philly cheese steak sandwich he recommended, but there is always next time…
The volunteer fair in Philadelphia was another inspiring evening. Fifteen organizations were represented and Greenheart Travel’s program coordinator, Amy, lead a workshop on “International Volunteerism 101” to close the night’s event.
Our third and final stop brings us to Washington D.C. for tonight’s fair that begins at 6 p.m. Twenty-three organizations will be represented and informational workshops will take place throughout the evening.