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.
While dealing with a recent loss, volunteer Kristin reflects on what it means to be home.
Francesca reflects on the “small acts of courage” displayed by KNOM volunteers as they adapt to life in Nome.
Volunteer Caitlin reflects on changes in her wardrobe as she settles into 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.
Volunteer Courtney talks about relying on volunteers past and present as she settles into her new role.
Volunteer Kristin reflects on her adjustment to Nome—an abundance of discoveries, with much still left to learn.
Back from a trip to Wales, first-year volunteer Francesca takes stock. “Western Alaska is constantly shifting my concepts of home and place and family,” she says.
Living in Alaska without a cellphone is a paradigm shift, newly-arrived volunteer Caitlin says. “I started to experience things fuller. I went out with nothing in my hands to distract me.”