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Friday, 06 February 2015 00:00

Corporate volunteering benefits

Mark Horoszowski, writing for Devex Impact, a global initiative by Devex and USAID in partnership with top international organizations and private industry leaders, examines how an international corporate volunteering program can help a business grow into new, growing markets and assist in staff recruitment and retention. Why your company needs…

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Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

Battling Thailand's illegal dog meat trade

Every year tens of thousands of dogs are inhumanely transported from Thailand to neighboring countries where they are butchered for their meat. The Soi Dog Foundation and the Thai government are actively working to end this brutal and cruel practice. This story by by correspondent Tibor Krausz in The Christian…

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  • Source The Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

Voluntourism and solo travel

GoGirlfriend.com is a niche blog that focuses exclusively on travel for women, products and tips. Highbrow or budget, hot spots or off the beaten path, eco-friendly, sustainable and smart travel choices. GoGirlfriend.com profiled Amy Angelilli, a socially responsible lifetime adventurer who’s visited at least 24 countries – and she continues adding…

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Saturday, 03 January 2015 00:00

Volunteer Vacations' Growing Popularity

‘Volunteer vacations’ a popular trend for manyBy Jackie Runion Marietta Times Anyone vowing to travel or to make a difference in the new year can do both at the same time in the form of a "volunteer vacation." A number of companies, organizations and programs exist to offer people of…

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  • Source Self
Friday, 26 December 2014 00:00

Voluntourism offers many options

'Voluntourism' options available for all budgets and schedules Many people know all about "voluntourism," the option of volunteering while traveling. But not all of us can - or have the time to - spend vacation doing more work, even if it's in a beautiful locale. However, there's a growing trend that…

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  • Source NewsProNet
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 16:05

New Year's travel resolutions

Making service vacations part of New Year's travel resolutions By Georgina Cruz, Special Correspondent Orlando Sentinel This is the time of the year to start making some resolutions for 2015, like perhaps losing weight or quitting smoking. For those who would also like to make some New Year travel resolutions,…

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  • Source Orlando Sentinel
Monday, 22 September 2014 12:58

Voluntourism will boost your career

Just how important are the hobbies and extracurricular activities job applicants list on their job application resumes? Very important according to Rebecca Delaney writing for Consulting-Specifying Engineer. Employers are looking for worldly employees with experience working with people and communities around the world. Rebecca suggests that voluntourism can help bolster…

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 15:53

Volunteer Abroad at 40

Yelena Parker, expatriate, executive coach and writer with The Huffington Post recently shared her views on volunteering abroad after reaching 40. In a nutshell, Yelena says "Dot it!" Read her insight and averviews for yourself: 4 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad at 40 Life begins at 40. Forties are…

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  • Source The Huffington Post
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:26

Globe Aware in Guatemala

Globe Aware in Guatemala. The project Ix-is based in El Remate, Peten, Guatemala, a small lakeside community, located midway between the International Airport in Flores and the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal (30 km.) History Project began in August 1995 in a small lakeside building loaned by a local resident.…
Thursday, 24 October 2013 17:59

Family Volunteer Vacation in Cambodia

A Dallas family’s week-long volunteer vacation in Cambodia harvested a new global perspective for their four children, ages 10-17. Feeling that their kids were at an age where they were ready for a different type of travel experience, parents Stan and Lezlie decided a family service trip with Globe Aware…

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  • Source Self
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