Monthly Archives: January 2013

It’s all about the preparation

For any kind of volunteer placement, whether it is 2 weeks or 2 years, preparation and research are essential. This could be something that is easily overlooked by volunteers when they can purchase a placement from a volunteering organisation with … Continue reading

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Positive stories of volunteering

If I ever need to feel positive about the impact volunteers can have, I go to the VSO website and read the “life-changing stories” section. I worked for VSO for nearly 6 years and during that time I was responsible … Continue reading

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The ethics of organisations offering discounted volunteering trips

I received an email this week from i-to-i Volunteering and Inspired Breaks, promoting a discount on i-to-i projects. I have somehow got onto their mailing list (and I’m not entirely sure how or if this is something I can asked … Continue reading

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Positive stories from volunteering in Ghana

Through my job at Oxford University Alumni Office, I have been promoting an alumni volunteering programme run by Yale University which Oxford alumni can also join.¬† I’ve received some amazing feedback from volunteers who went on one of the Yale … Continue reading

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Great article responding to WTM Responsible Volunteering debate

Here’s a really interesting article¬†by Catherine Mack about the debate that took place at World Travel Market in November 2012 with a great call to action to get the responsible volunteering message to go viral. Raising awareness of the kind … Continue reading

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