The KNOM volunteer dormitory is filled with “mementos whispering common bonds,” Tyler says. On the book cases in the house you see volumes by Sara Vowell, a “This American Life” contributor. It’s one of many subtle reminders that past volunteers listened to lots of radio, too.
Maddie tries to find the words to say goodbye.
As the seasons change, Maddie finds strength in her surroundings.
Maddie sits down with herself to ask and answer some important questions.
Maddie gets into the Christmas spirit and begins to think about her six month nome-aversary.
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.
“It was the last time the 2014-2015 volunteers would be alone in the house,” Caitlin realizes.
Caitlin welcomes back the spring sun with open arms
Caitlin looks back on the unique experience of volunteer living.
Being here for just a short year has Kristin thinking about what it means to be part of Nome’s “transient” population.