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Leading by Example: Outreach Trip Addresses Health Disparities

Students Rising Above | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Students Rising Above

By Rosario Castañeda, Student  Yale University & Students Rising Above Maya Angelou once wisely stated that "When you learn, teach. When you get, g...

Volunteering Abroad Doesn't Have to Be an Introvert's Nightmare

Corinne Pinfold | Posted 02.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Corinne Pinfold

Volunteering abroad can be an introvert's nightmare. Intense teamwork, shared living spaces, and people-heavy projects, all in a foreign land without a familiar hideaway to escape to, may leave you feeling trapped in an energy-sapping vortex.

Don't Just Go Abroad -- Volunteer Abroad

Rachel Scott | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Rachel Scott

Ask anyone about their study abroad experience, and they will tell you it was nothing short of amazing. But there is a secret to making it even better -- volunteering. You'll learn that service is a two-way street and you may be surprised with who receives the most at the end.

Five Items to Pack for Your Volunteer Abroad Experience

Stefan Cornibert | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Stefan Cornibert

We asked some current and former volunteers with America's Unofficial Ambassadors about the most useful things they packed for service abroad, or what they wish they had packed after they arrived.

4 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer Abroad at 40

Yelena Parker | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Yelena Parker

Big dates make us pause, review where our lives have taken us, reevaluate our priorities and set new goals. For those who do not have children, a change of scenery to clear your head and make a difference for communities in need can help.

Why Do More Women Volunteer Abroad Than Men?

Yelena Parker | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Yelena Parker

Why is it that so few men get excited about coming to help local communities in Africa? What are the true motivations for most volunteers? Do women have very different reasons for volunteering abroad from men?

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering Abroad

Idealist | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact

Much has been written about how to search for and prepare for a volunteer or career opportunity abroad. But how do you select an opportunity in the first place?

How To Do Good On Your Next Vacation

Next Avenue | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Stephanie Oswald Nine volunteer programs to expand your cultural horizons at home and abroad Clearing debris from...

Tips for College Students Thinking of Volunteering Abroad

Steven Weddle | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Steven Weddle

Thought of ditching the tour buses, unruly crowds and hangovers typical of a standard college trip for a more meaningful travel experience? You're not alone.

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 Semester at Sea

Adam Braun | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Adam Braun

That mix of nervous anticipation and unbridled excitement reminded me of freshman orientation, but for the hundreds of students aboard the MV Explorer this semester, they are experiencing a cultural baptism by sea.

Volunteer Trips: Finding An Organization That Is Making A Difference

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The idea of volunteering away from home seems like a win-win to many travelers: a way to experience and help another community at the same time. But w...