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What To Do If You're Thinking About Volunteering Abroad

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Before you decide to travel abroad to volunteer, there are some things you should think about to make the trip as meaningful as possible. Haley No...

Saving Lives Verses Driveway Mildew -- Our Skewed Values

Constance Spencer | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Constance Spencer

I had just left a group of the most compassionate and generous people, both villagers and visitors, in the poorest of areas who represented the best in human nature, to return to face the opposite in a country of such affluence. What direction has our society taken?

My Son's Nature Lesson in Haiti

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

We went to Haiti as a family so that our boys do service with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) programs. The day of the big WWO soccer tournament was filled with excitement and ceremony, but there were quieter moments, too.

AmeriCorps Volunteers Honored For 579,000 Hours Of Joplin Relief Work

Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

Just hours after the devastating tornado tore through Joplin, Mo., AmeriCorps volunteers raced to the rescue and stayed long after the media trucks pu...

They're Only Happy When It Rains

Gillian Clark | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC
Gillian Clark

To some folks there is nothing more gratifying than to experience unspeakable or imagined offenses (the steak house uses cooked and frozen lobster meat vacuum sealed -- no shell could survive the process.)