I’m a self-proclaimed geek. I love Doctor Who, video games, reading, and lots of other nerdy activities. So, today, I thought I’d give you some career paths you can consider if you’re a geek too! Many people who enjoy these types of activities get a job in IT, but there are other options as well, [...]
How do you place a value on something you’re supposed to do out of the goodness of your own heart? When it comes to volunteering, doesn’t it feel a little wrong to ask, "What’s in it for me?" These days, unemployed job seekers are being encouraged more than ever to use their time to help [...]
If you’ve neen reading this blog, hopefully you’ve gotten some really useful information about volunteering abroad. We’ve covered visas, organizations, resume tips…and of course there is more to come! There will always be some little things, little pieces of advice, that doesn’t necessarily fall into any category or section. That’s what this post is for! I’ve spoken to some of my veteran volunteer friends to come up with the top 5 things that people always forget to tell you before you volunteer abroad. These are the unlikely, random and interesting pieces of advice that you can only really get from someone who has volunteered abroad in the past. I hope that you find it useful!
It’s probably not a surprise that I have some mixed feelings about paying to volunteer. On the one hand, most organizations abroad who really, desperately need volunteers simply can’t afford to pay for things like airline tickets and room and board. Paying to volunteer in these situations is simply a part of the reality of working with small non-profit organizations.
The New York Times Magazine featured a really interesting article this past weekend about careers and 20-somethings. The gist is this: The decade of your 20s was once seen as the beginning of adulthood — job, marriage and all the things that came with being a grown up. However, today’s 20-somethings, according to the article, [...]
When natural disasters strike, like the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, tsunamis in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand and hurricanes in Louisiana and other gulf states, people are often spurred into action. Some open their wallets, and others seek more hands-on ways to help through volunteering and service.
With all of this soccer fever (who isn’t constantly checking World Cup results and standings?) the world’s eyes appear to be on South Africa. And the country on Africa’s cape has plenty to be proud of! In addition to hosting the world’s most popular sports championship, South Africa is growing in popularity for those who want to travel abroad, for work, volunteering, study or leisure. Have you thought about working or volunteering abroad in South Africa? If so, read on!
MSNBC is reporting that an army of 19,000 contract workers (and some 5,000 volunteers) have swarmed the Gulf Coast to help with clean-up efforts from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It would seem that pitching in to help clean up America’s worst disaster is on the minds and hearts of many [...]