As she looks back on a year in Nome, exiting volunteer Courtney talks dust, dirt, and bones (in a good way).
With three fellow volunteers gone from Nome, Kristin reflects on the month ahead and on how hard it is to say goodbye to the people and places she grows to love.
Francesca reflects on her final days as a news reporter and KNOM volunteer.
Looking back on her year, Caitlin realizes, “I am a different Caitlin than the girl who hopped off the plane one year ago… And for that I am grateful.”
Volunteer Jenn reflects on her last few weeks of service at KNOM, and a wonderful year in Nome.
“It was the last time the 2014-2015 volunteers would be alone in the house,” Caitlin realizes.
Nine months in, Courtney talks about how she tries to convey her day-to-day life in Nome to her family elsewhere.
Francesca reflects on what it means to belong to a community — and the difficult decision to leave it.
Her volunteer year has “gone so many places I can’t recount them all,” Tara says. “Every day has been an adventure… suddenly, I’m on the other side: transformed, changed.”
Upon his departure, Zach reflects on how a year in Alaska has changed (and surprised) him: “No part of me expected to like it so much, to be cajoled into new ways of thinking.”