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Fall 2018 Vanguard Internship Orientation

The Global Volunteer's Guide to Better Mission

This course is rooted in the firsthand experience of many Global Volunteers and International Hosts. In these pages, you will find a toolkit for making your service overseas a better experience. Take your time. If you read, reflect, and ask questions, you will find your understanding of mission will start to grow in surprising and beautiful new ways. For those with previous experience, you will be wise if you recognize that every mission has uncharted territory. Spend time in preparation and listen to the voices of experience...you won’t regret it.


Your Instructor


Matt Janes
Matt Janes

Home-brewed coffee promoter. Problem solver. Professional TV advocate. Lover of one woman. Web geek. Gift of sarcasm. Amateur reader. Hopeful dreamer. Bonfire snacks ninja. Slightly self-conscious. Friend of food. Ottawa born. Toronto immigrant. Travel junkie. Apple fan-boy. Wannabe introvert. Incredibly cheap. Creator of kids. Thrift shopper. Prone to fits of apathy. Certified volleyball fanatic. Neighbourhood nerd. Planet guy. Kijiji obsessed. Secretly insecure. Avid thinker. Cat man. Devoted dirt bike rider. Follower of Jesus.


Class Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts September 27 and finishes November 22. We will meet on Thursdays (Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, November 1, 15, 22) at 9:30am MT on Zoom (video call app) to review each session together.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I bring the Instructor an apple, will it improve my grade?
Send all Apple devices to: Matt Janes c/o Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada 2450 Milltower Court Mississauga, ON L5N 5Z6

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