Pairing volunteer work abroad with academic courses, such as choosing to do an Alternative Spring Break, taking a Gap Year, or going overseas to volunteer in the future, can be an effective resume builder as well as a means for gaining that extra bit of academic credit you have been putting off. more»
This January, I am thrilled to be leaving the U.S. for eleven months to teach English in Malaysia as a recipient of a 2012—2013 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant. I have to tell you guys: this grant is my greatest dream come true. more»
As an English major, it is no secret that I absolutely love words. I love everything about them—from learning new ones to learning entirely new languages. On my travels, I wholly enjoyed exploring both the lands that I was visiting and their unique languages. more»
With a new fishing season just around the corner, anglers can ready themselves for years to come by purchasing a multi-year fishing license, available for the first time this year from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). more»
Each Thanksgiving, I enjoy the same scene—family, football, and tons of food. It's amazing—something I look forward to each year (like my mom's deviled eggs), but I can't help but thinking there's something missing that would make Thanksgiving seriously the best holiday of the bunch. more»
Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana has announced Santa’s Village is being completed. The department of streets and parks will be putting up the City Christmas tree and it will be lit by the Mayor on Friday at 5:30 pm before the parade at 6 pm. more»
Home to 113 million people and the most populous Spanish speaking country in the world, with a history dating back tens of thousands of years including some of the most advanced ancient civilizations, Mexico is perhaps one of the most diverse countries in the Americas.
When I am not working with Volunteer Global, I am lucky enough to work with a women's educational organization that is full of bright, capable, and amazingly intelligent women. One of my favorite things about being here, besides our scrumptious all-staff luncheons, is the discussion and debate between every single member of staff about almost every topic under the sun. more»
A long-term construction project to rebuild the dam and spillway at Lehigh County’s Leaser Lake received the final stamp of approval this week from state regulators, just in time for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) to refill the lake and reopen it to the public for the 2013 regional opening day of trout. more»
\Nearly a million dollars of contributions made by Pennsylvania’s anglers and boaters specifically to conserve aquatic resources, offer public access to waterways, and provide boating safety education will be withheld from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) by the federal government in 2013 if Congress fails to pass a budget before the end of the year. more»
Imagine living in a place that has 11 official languages, and the people have origins from all parts of the world—including Africa, Europe, and Asia, and the landscape is just as diverse as the people that inhabit it. The economy has begun to prosper, and is one of the only upper-middle incomes in the geographic region and the largest economy on the continent. more»
As the seasons shift and the weather grows colder, many outdoorsmen continue to venture into the wilderness for both work and pleasure. Yet when hiking over hills or hunting through the woods, they consistently risk contracting tick-related diseases. more»
In most developing countries, women’s issues are of the utmost concern. Through empowering women in their communities, families have increased opportunities to escape poverty and end the traditional, misogynistic societies in which women and girls are sometimes treated as less than human. more»
After hiking for two hours through thick brush, swamp, and more mosquitoes than I had ever seen before, we came to a lone pine tree that overlooked a spectacular view of the Arkansas River. Even though we had only gone a mile away from the trail that was familiar to me, I could have been miles away from home. more»
While it’s no secret that volunteering near and far supports the global community—and makes us feel just downright good—psychologists continue to study other reasons why people volunteer and how organizations are able to stay afloat, particularly those that rotate volunteers on a weekly or yearly basis. more»
Environmental conservation has become one of the fastest growing and most popular volunteer abroad projects available today. Organizations are popping up all over the world, searching for volunteers that share their passion for protecting the environment and the species that inhabit our world. more»
At Volunteer Global, a big part of what we do is help prospective volunteers find the perfect placement abroad. While some people have a very specific idea of where they would like to volunteer, or else what kind of project they want to work with, others aren't so ready to make a decision. more»
We all know volunteering provides many great benefits for the host community. From improving education standards in schools to providing adequate healthcare to an entire city, volunteering is an essential component to growth in communities all around the world. more»
Ok—let’s say you had the opposite experience from last Thursday’s post on extending your volunteer trip. For whatever reason, you’ll need to cut your trip short. Maybe you have an emergency back home, or maybe things just really aren’t working out for you or for anyone else at your project site. more»
I am always excited to see people volunteer to gain more experience in their discipline. While there are many good, altruistic reasons to volunteer abroad, I’m always impressed by people who are able to see the thousands of volunteer abroad projects around the world as open doors to professional experience. more»
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is inviting anglers and the general public to an informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Big Spring High School in Cumberland County to learn more about the agency’s habitat and fisheries management plan for Big Spring Creek. more»
Ancient civilizations were concerned about it. Development and modernization inexplicably degraded it to the point that complete restoration is impossible. It sustains all life, yet human life degrades it continuously. more»
Who can forget the 1980s and ’90s with the big hair, torn up jeans and the explosion of music from heavy metal bands and pop queen Britney Spears? Two decades filled with free expression and rebellion – what better way to speak out about breast cancer and the fight for a cure than to celebrate that era? more»
When most people picture themselves volunteering abroad, they usually don't think about how their project relates to professional development. But what could be more professional than gaining new skill sets, using your expertise to do meaningful work, and making valuable contacts in your field? That's right—networking. more»
Last year's proceeds from the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Monster Mash Baseball Bash benefited Autism Speaks, the national philanthropic partner of Lycoming College’s Alpha Xi Delta women’s fraternity.
Although Monster Mash Baseball Bash will not be held in the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum this year, special activities to celebrate the season are scheduled at the Little League® Stadium Gift Shop on the Little League® International complex.
The store will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, for a Halloween Sales Extravaganza. more»
Today's article is brought to you by Robin Van Auken. As a historical archaeologist, Robin specializes in promoting history, archaeology and preservation. She works with museums and non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, public and private schools, and avocational archaeology groups.more»
Picture yourself as the winner of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) annual photography contest. There’s still time since the PFBC has extended its deadline for entries to January 31, 2013. Past winners have seen their works featured in Commission publications such as Pennsylvania Angler & Boater magazine and enlarged as visuals for PFBC sportshow exhibits. more»
The Muncy Ward L. Myers Elementary School will host the Second Annual Muncy Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk, Kids' Fun Run and Fall Festival. Proceeds from this event will be used to continue to support programs, activities and supplies offered for the students of Ward L. Myers Elementary School. more»
While some say the measure of a country’s greatness is though examining the treatment of the poor or the weak, or even through its biodiversity, it is becoming more popular amongst those in the social justice, development, and political worlds to measure a country’s greatness based on the way it treats its children.
Registrations are scheduled for Learn to Skate and youth ice hockey lessons at the Airmen Pond at Bowman Field, 1700 West Fourth Street In Williamsport, on Thursday and Friday, October 11th and 12th at 5:00pm to 7:00pm. more»