Outdoors

Travel Buddy Of The Week: AMAIDI

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to AMAIDI, our Travel Buddy of the Week! AMAIDI Logo - Volunteer Global more»

Santa's Village in Williamsport to Feature Train Rides

2 years 1 week ago

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»

Volunteering Abroad Opportunities In Mexico

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December 31, 1969

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.

Oaxaca, Mexico - Volunteer Global more»

Changing The World Of Charity: Starting With The Donor

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December 31, 1969

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»

Lehigh County's Leaser Lake Ready to be Refilled and Reopened to Public

2 years 2 weeks ago

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»

PA's Aquatic Resources and Public Safety in Crosshairs

2 years 2 weeks ago

\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»

On Sanibel, you don’t go anywhere without a camera

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A heron in the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Fla. Photo by Joseph W. Smith III.

My wife and I went to Sanibel for its legendary shelling -- but we were more impressed by the wildlife.

When we stepped out of our restaurant on the first night and a red-shouldered hawk landed on a lamp-post eight feet away, I knew I’d love the place. more»

Volunteering Abroad In South Africa

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December 31, 1969

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»

New product, Lymenator, is an Essential Tool for any Outdoorsman

2 years 2 weeks ago

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»

Volunteering Abroad For Women's Empowerment

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December 31, 1969

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»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: VolNepal

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to VolNepal, our Travel Buddy of the Week! VolNepal Logo - Volunteer Global more»

2012 Victorian Christmas Tour

2 years 3 weeks ago

Come and experience Williamsport’s rich cultural and architectural heritage in the heart of the Millionaire’s Row Historic District!

Join us as we celebrate the annual Victorian Christmas, “It Starts with a Story” this year, slated for November 16, 17 and 18, 2012. more»

Geocaching: Good For The Area, The Environment, And Everybody

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December 31, 1969

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»

The Psychology Of Volunteering: 10 Reasons We Continue To Volunteer

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December 31, 1969

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»

Volunteering For Environmental Conservation Abroad

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December 31, 1969

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»

Volunteering Abroad In England

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December 31, 1969

Today's blog post is courtesy of Ben Smith. more»

Happy Halloween from NCPA

2 years 3 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of Don Guthrie)

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Esther Honey Foundation

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is the Esther Honey Foundation. Esther Honey Foundation logo - Volunteer Global more»

Skills Matching And Volunteering Abroad: Find The Best Program For You!

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December 31, 1969

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»

How Volunteering Can Prevent Bullying In Schools And Boost Community Morale

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December 31, 1969

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.Bullying more»

Cutting Your Volunteer Trip Short

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December 31, 1969

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»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Cultural Destination Nepal

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Cultural Destination Nepal. Cultural Destination Nepal logo - Volunteer Global more»

Five Questions To Ask Before Booking Your Volunteer Trip

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December 31, 1969

Since a lot of this website focuses on international volunteerism, I’ll change things up today and focus on US based volunteering. more»

How To Volunteer For Biological Research

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December 31, 1969

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»

PFBC to Host Informational Meeting on Big Spring Creek Habitat Project

2 years 5 weeks ago

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»

All About Environmental Movements And Their Impact On Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

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»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Merazonia

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Merazonia. Merazonia logo - Volunteer Global more»

1980s, ’90s Dance Party to Raise Funds For Breast Cancer Services

2 years 6 weeks ago

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»

How To Network While Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

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»

Monster Mash Baseball Bash at LLB Stadium

2 years 6 weeks ago
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»

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Airmen Pond

2 years 6 weeks ago

Mayor Campana is pleased to invite the public to attend the grand opening of the city’s first community ice rink. It is also the home of
our newest professional hockey team, The Williamsport Outlaws. 

The 6:00 p.m. ribbon cutting will take place on the location of Airmen Pond at Bowman Field on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

 

Guest Article: Archaeology Vacations

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December 31, 1969

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»

Fisheries Sampling Demonstration Set for Kaercher Creek Lake

2 years 6 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission invites the public to a fish trap-netting demonstration at Kaercher Creek Lake, Berks County, on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. more»

Fisheries Sampling Demonstration Set for Kaercher Creek Lake

2 years 6 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission invites the public to a fish trap-netting demonstration at Kaercher Creek Lake, Berks County, on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. more»

Fisheries Sampling Demonstration Set for Kaercher Creek Lake

2 years 6 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission invites the public to a fish trap-netting demonstration at Kaercher Creek Lake, Berks County, on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. more»

Photography Contest Entry Deadline Extended to January 31

2 years 6 weeks ago

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»

Muncy Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk, Kids' Fun Run, Fall Festival

2 years 6 weeks ago

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»

Volunteering For Youth Engagement: Helping Young People Become Global Citizens

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December 31, 1969

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.Teenage boys - volunteering for youth empowerment - Volunteer Global more»

Stroll through Historic Muncy Homes

2 years 5 weeks ago
This chap at Creative Necessities is one of many Muncy residents looking forward to welcoming visitors on the Historic Homes Tour.

Experience the beauty and charm of one of Pennsylvania’s finest communities as the Muncy Historical Society hosts its annual Historic Homes and Walking Tour from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. more»

Learn to Skate at Airmen Pond

2 years 6 weeks ago

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»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Casas De La Esperanza

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Casas de la Esperanza. Casas de la Esperanza - Volunteer Global more»

Internships Abroad: Where To Go, What To Do, And How To Get Started

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December 31, 1969

I am so excited for Volunteer Global’s new intern abroad programs. more»

Volunteering With A Political Campaign: What You Can Do And How To Get Started!

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December 31, 1969

'Tis the season—the election season, that is! As the 2012 election gets closer, so does the frenzy with which candidates campaign across the United States. Since people are campaigning right now for nearly every level of government, there is a huge variety in the type of work that you can do as a volunteer and where you can do it. more»

Numerous Awards Presented at Commission Meeting

2 years 7 weeks ago
Educator of the Year Award goes to Pennsylvania high-school teacher Dr. Helen Loughner.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) presented several awards Tuesday as part of its quarterly business meeting held here. The following awards were presented:

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Weekend Roundup: October 5, 2012

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December 31, 1969

News & EventsVolunteering in Canada- Volunteer Global

Our friends at Volunteer Forever officially launched their crowdfunding and review platforms last month. more»

Hereford Manor Property Open for Public Use

2 years 7 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced that construction to breach the dams at the Hereford Manor Lakes in Beaver County is complete and that a majority of the facility has reopened for public use. The parking lot on Lake Road is currently closed but is expected to be open September 29. more»

Volunteering Abroad In Canada: A Look At Three Organizations Providing Service Projects Nationwide

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December 31, 1969

Looking for a volunteer abroad experience that provides all the comforts of speaking English or French, while also staying rooted in North America? Interested in serving populations and programs that are oftentimes overlooked in developed societies, but crucial to the social justice of the country’s inhabitants? more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Volunteering To Learn

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Volunteering To Learn.Volunteering To Learn Logo - Volunteer Global more»

Commission to Launch New Mentored Youth Pilot Program

2 years 8 weeks ago

At its quarterly business meeting today, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) previewed a mentored youth pilot program it will launch next spring on the Saturday preceding the southeast regional opening day of trout season. more»

Public skating, lessons, hockey at The Pond

2 years 8 weeks ago

A group of individuals, citizens of Williamsport, are involved in a campaign to promote the building of a Civic Arena with an ice rink for 2013. As a way to spark interest and raise support, an outdoor, refrigerated ice surface will soon be under construction at Historic Bowman Field. more»

Want To Take An Alternative Break? Here's What You Can Do!

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December 31, 1969

Erin Budmayr recently joined the Volunteer Global team as our Campus Program Development intern. A senior at the University of South Dakota, Erin is helping us develop our campus partnership programs. more»

October Events in Lycoming

2 years 8 weeks ago

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