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What is the point of some volunteering projects?

Here’s an interesting first person perspective on a volunteering experience which raises an important question – what is the point of some volunteering projects? This is a great example of a project where volunteers may find that what they do … Continue reading

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Some good articles on the value of volunteering on gap years

I’m not really a Telegraph reader but came across this article about gap years and the value of doing something worthwhile, as opposed to purely travelling, when applying to university or for a job. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hubs/gapyear/9464982/Gap-year-travel-does-time-out-really-enrich.html This also led me to … Continue reading

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Why volunteer on your gap year – research on motivations of volunteers

An interesting article and research study on why people volunteer on their gap year from Becky Khalil on the gapyear.com website.  Although her findings aren’t particulary different from other studies on motivation of volunteers, it is useful to see this … Continue reading

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The long and the short of it

    Do you need to have a long period of time available in order to volunteer overseas? That is one of the big questions around volunteer tourism. There are opportunities out there to volunteer from just one day to … Continue reading

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Avoiding ‘rogue’ gap-year volunteering projects

My recent article (Is 2012 the year of the volunteer tourist) in Travelmole’s Vision on Sustainable Tourism newsletter has had a good response. It’s even been quoted on the Year Out Group website in their news article “avoiding ‘rogue’ gap-year … Continue reading

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Is 2012 the year of the volunteer tourist

Opportunities to volunteer overseas have never been so plentiful. Once the realm of the gap year market or the international development sector, there are now many organisations offering short volunteering projects that can be incorporated into a two week holiday. … Continue reading

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