Robert F. Kennedy once said, “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” How do you contribute to the world? How do you make a difference? If you want to make the world a better place, why not find a job that let’s you do just that? Finding a […]
12 Nonprofit Organizations That You Should Work For
Many people overlook the fantastic opportunities offered by nonprofit organizations during their job search. Make sure that you include nonprofits on your job search radar – they offer some incredible opportunities for jobs, internships, and volunteers. Nonprofits, or NPOs, operate like any normal business. The only exception is that they have to qualify for a […]
Perfect Jobs for Self-Proclaimed Geeks
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, […]
The Value of Volunteering
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 […]
Top 5 (Random) Tips for International Volunteers
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!
Free and Low Cost Volunteering in Latin America
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.
Careers and 20-Somethings: Are the two mutually exclusive?
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, […]
Voluntourism: How to be effective on vacation
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.