Rounding out half a year at KNOM, volunteer Jenn returns from travels with a deeper appreciation for life in Nome.
Kristin falls on the ice and sees the Northern Lights, an eventful week that makes her ponder the place she lives.
Despite a whole list of worries and fears, Kristin continues to adventure here in Nome and learns what it really means to be “brave”.
Francesca reflects on the beauty — and brevity — of fall in Western Alaska.
183, to be exact. At least, those are all the miles volunteer Jenn has driven since arriving in Nome—this town with three roads out and no roads in.
Even amid an injury, Courtney finds that, in Nome, she is tougher than she expected herself to be.
Francesca reflects on the “small acts of courage” displayed by KNOM volunteers as they adapt to life in Nome.
After an eventful day of service at Nome’s Food Bank, Jenn understands why volunteers are advised to respond in the affirmative when opportunities arise.
With all the newbies now arrived at KNOM, volunteer Jenn explains what they’ve been up to around town: from family dinners to exploring the Last Train to Nowhere.
“The vast expanse… isn’t what stole my breath away,” Francesca says of the tundra landscape surrounding Nome. “It was the sheer density of the stuff that really amazed me.”