Jersey Shore


Jersey Shore is a borough in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is on the West Branch Susquehanna River, 15 miles (24 km) west by south of Williamsport. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. In the past, Jersey Shore held farms, railroad shops, cigar factories, a foundry, and a large silk mill. Jersey Shore was incorporated as a borough on March 15, 1826. The history of Jersey Shore begins about 50 years before it was incorporated and on the opposite bank of the West Branch Susquehanna River in what is now Nippenose Township.

Voluntourism And Other Travel Buzzwords: Defined!

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December 31, 1969

While choosing a volunteer abroad program, you’ll come across some terms that often are used interchangeably. This book will focus primarily on volunteer vacations and long-term service, but let’s take a look at the more common types of travel associated with these two, and note the differences. more»

Volunteer Abroad For Agriculture, Reforestation, And Gardening

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December 31, 1969

Today’s topic is volunteering for agriculture, reforestation, and gardening—this is a great outdoor workout that improves your health and the community you’re working in. Let’s get started! more»

Volunteer Abroad For Research Projects

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December 31, 1969

For today’s article, let’s go over volunteer abroad programs that focus on research. This is a great area to volunteer in, especially if you’re a student seeking college credit for your volunteer work. more»

All About Literacy Volunteering

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December 31, 1969

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.—Frederick Douglass more»

Miller, Robert E. “Ace”

1 year 17 weeks ago

Robert E. “Ace” Miller

Robert E. “Ace” Miller, 61, of Grover, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at his home.

Born Dec. 21, 1950 in Jersey Shore, he was the son of Earl L. Miller and Gladys Marks Hause. more»

Volunteering In East Africa

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December 31, 1969

Currently, East Africa is one of the parts of our world that is most in need for willing, skilled, and hard-working volunteers. more»

Two Volunteering Opportunities In Morocco

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December 31, 1969

Located in the hub of three worlds, Morocco is part of Africa, the Middle East, and just across the Strait of Gibraltar from Europe. While this has promoted some degree of cultural diversification and an outlet for modernity, today Morocco is ranked 130th on the UN’s Human Development Index, making it one of the least developed countries of the world. more»

Seven Christmas Gifts For The Needy Volunteer Traveler

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December 31, 1969

Christmas for a volunteer can be tough—especially if you’re about to leave on a major trip abroad. It’s likely that you want to pack light, and you might have a hard time explaining to friends and family what exactly you can take along on your trip. As someone who’s volunteered abroad and is about to leave on a trip myself, here is my handy-dandy guide for the needy volunteer! more»

Volunteering In Animal Shelters At Home And Abroad

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December 31, 1969

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ---Mahatma Gandhi more»

Hurdling Through The Difficulties Of Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Volunteering abroad will likely be one of the best experiences of your life—you’ll meet new people, learn new skills, and be able to push the limits of your worldview. However, volunteering abroad isn’t all fun and games. A number of issues, some of which you can control and some of which you cannot, could pop up at any time. more»

Hall, Roland H. "Pop"

1 year 18 weeks ago

Roland H. "Pop" Hall

Roland H. "Pop" Hall, 87, of Jersey Shore passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Gatehouse.

He was born October 4, 1925 in Williamsport, the son of Roland F. and Frances M. (Campbell) Hall.

Roland was an U.S. Marine veteran. He served 38 months during WWII and received 2 Battle Bronze Stars. more»

Getting Serious About Volunteering Abroad: How To Educate Yourself About The Movement

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December 31, 1969

It’s easy to take the volunteer abroad industry at face value. After all, how complicated can it be? You find a cause, find a program, and book your flight, right? Depending on how familiar you are, it may be surprising that the volunteer abroad industry is extremely complex, ripe with discussion and debate as it struggles to provide for the needs of the communities and volunteers. more»

Volunteering In South America

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December 31, 1969

South America is a popular volunteer abroad destination for a variety of reasons. Recent political stability and a surge in development programs coupled with beautiful scenery, diverse cultures, and an increasing number of volunteer programs available make South America a perfect volunteer destination. more»

Engel, Mildred C.

1 year 19 weeks ago

Mildred C. Engel

Mildred C. Engel, 86, of Jersey Shore, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

She was the wife of Leo C. Engel, who survives.

Mildred is further survived by three children, nine grandchildren and two brothers. more»

Prince, Jack

1 year 19 weeks ago

Jack Prince

November 17, 1923 ~ December 4, 2012

Jack Prince, 89, formerly of Jersey Shore passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.

He was born November 17, 1923 in Jersey Shore, the son of Charles and Gertrude (Overdorf) Prince.

Jack was the husband of the late Blanche Tomb Prince who passed in 2004. more»

Long-Term Volunteer Abroad Options

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December 31, 1969

Volunteering long-term is amazing. Not only are you able to really address the need that you are championing, but you also give yourself some time to gain valuable skills that are both useful to the project and to your resume. more»

We Are All Just People: An Organization Dedicated To Providing A Human Quality To Holiday Assistance

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December 31, 1969

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.—Albert Pike more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Platanitos Turtle Camp

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Platanitos Turtle Camp, our Travel Buddy of the Week! Playa Las Tortugas/Platanitos Sea Turtle Camp more»

How To Receive Academic Credit For Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

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»

Volunteering Abroad in Malaysia

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December 31, 1969

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»

Lost In Translation: Words And Phrases In Other Languages

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December 31, 1969

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»

Volunteering With Alternative Break Programs: 7 Common Questions Answered

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December 31, 1969

The term alternative break is a well-known buzzword in the volunteering arena. But what is it exactly? Below are some of the most frequently asked questions answered! more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: SAIDIA Tanzania

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to SAIDIA Tanzania, our Travel Buddy of the Week! Tanzania Flag - Volunteer Global more»

A Quick Guide To Microfinance

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December 31, 1969

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

Fiji: Cultural Immersion And Ecotourism

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December 31, 1969

Today's blog post is courtesy of Joe Cozza. more»

Travel Buddy Interview: Paramedics For Children

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December 31, 1969

For today’s Travel Buddy Interview, I had the pleasure of interviewing Rodger Harrison, President and Founder of Paramedics for Children. more»

Could Thanksgiving Become A Service Learning Holiday?

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December 31, 1969

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»

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»

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»

Stoetzel, Henry Frederick "Fred"

1 year 22 weeks ago

Henry Frederick "Fred" Stoetzel

Henry Frederick "Fred" Stoetzel, 67, of Montoursville, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. 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»

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»

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»

Edkin, Anna Jean “A.J.” Ludwig

1 year 24 weeks ago

Anna Jean “A.J.” Ludwig Edkin

Anna Jean “A.J.” Ludwig Edkin, 68, of Salladasburg, died Friday, November 2, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Born August 12, 1944 in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Frances M. (Green) Ludwig. She married Robert Edkin and celebrated 39 years together on September 15. more»

Volunteering Abroad In England

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December 31, 1969

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

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»

Stolen Bicycle Discovered by Victim's Family at Loyalsock Restaurant

1 year 25 weeks ago

Stolen Bicycle Discovered by Victim's Family at Loyalsock Restaurant - PSP Montoursville filed charges against an employee at a Loyalsock Township business who allegedly stole a bicycle then rode it to work. Trooper James Doane said on Sept. 29, between 7:30-8:30 p.m., a bicycle was taken from Clayton Avenue. 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»

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»

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»

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»

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