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International Volunteering

Why I Chose to Volunteer in Ghana

Lindsay Cooper | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Cooper

I don't know if this will help me find my purpose. What I do know is that sitting in front of my computer day after day waiting for my purpose to find me is going to get me nowhere. At least now, I'm going somewhere.

World-Positive Leadership Development Programs

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

What is one thing that the Kenyan Red Cross and Microsoft have common? A lack of access to the expertise and skills needed to grow and make a bigger impact.

Countering Violent Extremism: The President's Call to Action

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

You could watch the news and conclude that countering this threat from ISIS and al Qaeda is a "Muslim problem." That isn't the case however -- this is a threat that impacts the wellness of all of our communities and tests the strength of our founding principles.

5 Pieces of Advice for Volunteering Internationally

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Benjamin Orbach

There is a lot to do to prepare for a successful experience. In honor of International Volunteer Day, and in an effort to develop more impactful partnerships, I offer these five pieces of advice to Americans planning to volunteer internationally.

Not Your Parents' Peace Corps

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Imagine a job that offered opportunities on the edge of innovation -- from installing solar-powered computer labs to helping communities switch to renewable energy; from linking local entrepreneurs to global markets to developing cellphone text messaging services to answer questions about HIV.

Want a Job? Volunteer Abroad

Dave Santulli | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Dave Santulli

There are real tangible benefits of international volunteering, but it takes a shift in perspective and a glance through a different lens to realize them.

Helping Cancer Survivors Regain Hope

Steven Weddle | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Steven Weddle

On Volunteer Forever, we've integrated blogging with crowdfunding to enable survivors to use our platform to capture and share their thoughts about cancer survivorship and their journey to India to regain hope in their lives.

Breaking Down the Barriers to Volunteering Abroad

Billy Beltz | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Billy Beltz

At its core, international volunteerism effects positive change in communities around the world that need it most.

A Call to Peace

John Bridgeland | Posted 11.20.2011 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Fifty years ago, the dream of sending thousands of Americans abroad to foster peace and prosperity became reality with the signing of the Peace Corps Act on September 22, 1961.

In International Volunteerism, Structure Pays

Abigail Falik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Abigail Falik

Back then, I wanted to be independent, and avoided anything that smacked of an organized "program". So what I am doing leading one today?

The Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary Celebration

Kevin F. F. Quigley | Posted 04.26.2012 | Impact
Kevin F. F. Quigley

Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, the world has changed utterly. Despite this, some fundamental things are unchanged: our world is far from peaceful and too many individuals live in need.