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Happy Earth Day + Conservation Volunteering

To celebrate Earth Day we highlighted a few conservation projects offered by IVPA member organizations.

Projects Abroad – Projects Abroad offers a range of conservation projects with a variety of accompanying time commitments. 341 more words

International Volunteering

I read a reflection piece about voluntourism on BootsnAll.com, a website that provides travel information and advice. The article, An Insider’s Thoughts on Voluntourism in Orphanages and Schools: Is it Worth it?

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Is Voluntourism a negative thing?

Writer Mario Machado, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, wrote a blog post called   “The Privilege of Doing Developmnet Work: Voluntourism and Its Limitations,” on the… 228 more words

Will the new G8 alliance end food insecurity in Ghana - unlikely, but it will facilitate land grabs

“Ghana’s current pattern of agricultural investment and growth is clearly not succeeding in addressing food and nutrition insecurity … The New Alliance document manifestly emphasises private investment, but there is little corporate profit to be made in the type of agriculture that can address these issues.” 91 more words

Africa

Caribbean Volunteerism Study Tour

From October 21-25, Volunteerism Support Platform (VSP) staff travelled to Jamaica to join representatives from around the region on the Caribbean Volunteerism Study Tour sponsored by Cuso International. 347 more words

Cuso International

Sustainable Volunteering: Not Just For the Environment

There is plenty of literature stating the benefits of volunteering. It can be beneficial for the communities we serve and it’s definitely good for us (the volunteers), helping us grow and connect as human beings. 730 more words

OT Without Borders