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Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:46

You’re Retired? How to Volunteer Overseas

August 16, 2013 - 2:30 AMBy Susan Ladika Remember when you were young and idealistic, and wanted to make a difference in the world? Now that you’re retired, you have your chance. Baby boomers and members of the Silent Generation are flocking overseas to take part in volunteer vacations. You’ll…
Monday, 17 March 2014 16:13

Community Service Hours for Students

Many high schools and institutions of higher learning understand the importance of instilling the love of service and volunteerism in the rising generation. Many schools require students to complete a specific number of service hours to graduate, and college and university admissions offices look favorably on applicants who display a…
Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:57

Hard at work in Cambodia

by Hilary Whitesides When over 60 Vivint volunteers traveled to Cambodia recently, they didn’t know exactly what to expect, but they knew they wanted to work hard. “I was super pleased to see our teams put to work—seriously hard work,” said volunteer Neal Rogers. Vivint volunteers partnered with Globe Aware,…
Monday, 17 February 2014 12:13

Spring break trips with a difference

Georgina Cruz, special correspondent with the Orlando Sentinel, looked at volunteer vacations and the upside of a "voluntourism" vacation in a February 13, 2014 article: Spring into service with a "voluntourism" vacation. You can mix with the locals, living and working in communities on a variety of projects and activities,…
Monday, 06 May 2013 19:00

Volunteer trips that actually help

Great CNN.com story from 2010 on volunteer vacations and finding the one that fits right and provides the greatest benefits to the destination community: The idea of volunteering away from home seems like a win-win to many travelers: a way to experience and help another community at the same time.…
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