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Preparatory Meetings

You're Invited!

We know that joining a volunteer abroad program involves many decisions and we want to support you in the process and give you all the information so you can make an informed decision about what is best for you.

What is a Prep Meeting?

Our preparatory meetings are at our campus in Dowagiac, Michigan. Enjoy a weekend long version of the One World Center Experience. They are a great opportunity to learn more about what it is like to participate in one of our programs. You will hear from participants about their experience and meet the staff at OWC.

We will be hosting these meetings in February, April, June, August and October 2020. You can pick the meeting that will work best for you.


Things to Remember:

  • The meetings are free to attend.
  • Housing and food are provided for the weekend.
  • The meetings are Saturday and Sunday with arrivals on Friday. It is a weekend event so you should plan to be here for everything.
  • We offer limited ground transportation from Chicago, Indianapolis, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Detroit. 
  • RSVP to save your spot!

April Meeting Cancelled

We regretfully inform you that One World Center will no longer be hosting a Preparatory Meeting on April 24-26. 

After closing monitoring the CDC, WHO, and government recommendations regarding COVID-19, we have decided to responsibly cancel this social gathering for the safety of you and our team. 

We invite you to participate in our next Preparatory Meeting on our campus in June. 

By pre-registering for a meeting, you are letting us know that you are interested in attending.

You will be placed on the list to get more details as the meeting gets closer so you can save your spot and confirm your attendance.