A New Place to Sew

Students at the Centre for Physically Handicapped, Olkokola, Tanzania have a new place to sew. Innovative thinking led to a cement pad and connecting roof being built between the kitchen and a classroom, giving students more space to sew. Check out the results!

The Fence is Finished!!

Good news! The fence at Olooserian Primary School in Kenya has been completed. Thanks to the amazing collaboration between the principal, parents, students and school board, the school is now fenced in. What does this mean? a safer environment for students increased security for classrooms and food storage areas increased […]

Western Reunion 2019

For the past 38 years, VICS has held a reunion in Western Canada. It has always been a time of reminiscing and being challenged with new ideas or new ways of thinking. This year, Joan, our guest speaker, walked us through our theme “From Fear to Love”. She talked about […]

International Day of Sign Language

For over 30 years VICS has been connected, in various ways, with St. John’s School for the Deaf in Gambia.  In various capacities, many volunteers have served here.  We celebrate the students and staff at St. John’s School for Deaf – always learning, always challenging themselves to learn more.  Photos […]

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace.  Learning how people in other countries find peace is a gift.  We have been blessed to learn from amazing people in amazing places.

Reconciliation: Where Will You Start? VICS Western Reunion 2018

About 30 people gathered in Saskatoon for VICS’ 38th annual Western Reunion.  Our theme, ‘Reconciliation: Where Will You Start?’  challenged us to find ways to live reconciliation.  Saturday morning started with a smudge then we were led through the Kairos blanket exercise.                 […]


Today VICS celebrates the 65+ nurses who have volunteered throughout the world.                    

National Volunteer Week

What a great week to recognize Canadian and in-country volunteers serving and journeying with people in various countries.  Here are a few of them: Nicaragua Casa Pueblito                                      

New uniforms!!

VICS is thrilled to be connected with Turadu Primary School in Sierra Leone. This small project has given all 209 students the opportunity to have a school uniform.  Parents, students and teachers are thrilled!            

Life and Death in Kolofata by Dr. Ellen Einterz

Dr. Ellen Einterz, VICS volunteer in Cameroon for 24 years, has just released a new book. We are so excited!!  It’s available through Amazon. The description below is from the Indiana University website. “When Dr. Ellen Einterz first arrives in the town of Kolofata in Cameroon, the situation is dire: […]