60 Years of Volunteering

Since 1958, more than 9,000 Crossroaders have volunteered in more than 60 countries with 160 partners around the globe. Collectively, we have made important contributions to advance equality. Many volunteers tell us that their placement changed their lives.

If you are a Crossroader, help us celebrate our 60th anniversary by sharing your impact stories. How did your Crossroader experience impact your life, your family, your career, your community or the community where you volunteered? Please complete the survey below so we can highlight the value of volunteer cooperation in creating a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

Share Your Story

Read Crossroaders’ stories from 1958 to the present day illustrating the richness and diversity of the Crossroads’ experience.

1950’s

Dr. Peter Paris

(Nigeria, 1958)

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1960’s

Donald Oliver

(Ethiopia 1962)

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Donald Simpson

(Nigeria, 1960)

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1970’s

Norine Baron

Lawrence Hill

(Niger 1979, Cameroon 1981, Mali 1989, Swaziland 2014)

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1980’s

Lyse Doucet

(Côte d’Ivoire, 1982)

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Janet Sutherland

(The Gambia, 1982)

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1990’s

Meredith Low

(Zimbabwe, 1990)

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Ghislaine Tremblay

(Ghana, 1993)

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2000’s

Didier Muamba

(Mali, 2003)

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Sarah Cardey

(Togo, Ghana, Mali – 2003)

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2010’s

Marleigh Austin

(Swaziland, 2015-Present)

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Fatimata Kane

(Senegal, 2016)

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