Global Service Learning Leader Honored with GreatNonprofit's Prestigious Top-Rated Award

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Bright Light Volunteers announced that it has been honored with the prestigious 2019 Top-Rated Award by Great Nonprofits for the third time in a row. GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of third party reviews for nonprofit organizations, created their Top-Rated Award as a sort of people’s choice award for nonprofits, where volunteers, donors, and people served cast their vote in the form of a review to express their appreciation and help their favorite nonprofits win a spot on this coveted list.

Student program participant in Ghana's Volta Region assisting with the school classes.

Student program participant in Ghana's Volta Region assisting with the school classes.

“BLV has helped me, as a teacher, connect with students on a deeper and more personal level. Among the obvious lessons and skills learned through the service projects with BLV, students are able to make a connection between body, mind, and soul like never before.”

Bright Light Volunteers announced today that it has been honored with the prestigious 2019 Top-Rated Award by Great Nonprofits for the third year in a row.

GreatNonprofits is the leading provider of third party reviews for nonprofit organizations and their Top-Rated Award is a people’s choice award where volunteers, donors, and people served cast their vote in the form of a review to express their appreciation and help their favorite nonprofits win a spot on the prestigious Top-Rated Nonprofits List. As part of the group of nonprofits to qualify for the year, Bright Light Volunteers achieved top-rated status thanks to a large number of positive reviews written by former clients, program participants, volunteers, and donors.

"We are just so grateful to all of our supporters that have contributed such glowing reviews!" Amanda Mansfield, Director of Operations at Bright Light Volunteers has to say about receiving the award for the third time in a row, "It is really rewarding to be a part of a program that creates positive impacts on people's lives and perspectives."

Bright Light Volunteers is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization with an innovative program designed to empower program participants and community partners through education and service. These programs adhere to global service-learning best practices, which combine community service with both experiential learning in the field and online coursework through their university partner, Bethel University. The organizational mission is to make the world a brighter place by creating a more peaceful, just, interconnected world where global challenges and opportunities are met by educated, compassionate, global citizens and leaders.

As Chelsea Farmer, repeat client and program participant stated, “BLV has helped me, as a teacher, connect with students on a deeper and more personal level. Among the obvious lessons and skills learned through the service projects with BLV, students are able to make a connection between body, mind, and soul like never before.”

“Bright Light Volunteers is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with them.”

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About Bright Light Volunteers
Bright Light Volunteers is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, designed to empower program participants and community partners through education and service. Specifically, our programs adhere to global service-learning best practices, which combine community service with both experiential learning in the field and online coursework through our university partner. Our vision is to make the world a brighter place by creating a more peaceful, just, interconnected world where global challenges and opportunities are met by educated, compassionate, global citizens and leaders.

About GreatNonprofits
GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Reviews on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year. Visit http://www.greatnonprofits.org for more information.

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