Jen Baillie wants to live in a world where people have face-to-face conversations, make mistakes and grow from them, play outside, celebrate each others gifts, live inspired, find something to be grateful about everyday and every “thank you” note is scribbled by hand. As a child and youth care practitioner, local and global volunteer, she’s been actively involved in her community since the age of 12 years old.
She has travelled to more than 20 countries and has led Developing World Connections teams to Rwanda, Peru, Guatemala, India and Nepal. When she’s not on one of her adventures around the world, you can find Jenexploring the outdoors, lost in a stack of travel books and maps planning her next trip, volunteering in the community, devising her next random acts of kindness mission, sifting through inspirational quotes and unapologetically soliciting people to join her in getting involved, following their passions or hers.
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” – Helen Keller