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»
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»
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»
James A. Webb, 68, of Hughesville, died Thursday, October 25, 2012, at his home.
Born August 2, 1944, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Arthur D. and Josephine E. Shaffer Webb. He and his wife, the former Carol B. Keiser, celebrated 29 years of marriage on September 3, 2012. 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»
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»
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»
Sharon D. Miller, 70, known to most as "Lolly," of South Williamsport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, surrounded by family at her side at the Gatehouse, a year after fighting breast cancer.
Sharon was born on Oct. 8, 1942, in Williamsport, Pa., to the late Fay B. Wagner. 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»
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.
'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»
Lance Van Auken, Vice President of Communications at Little League International since 2008, has been named Vice President and Executive Director of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. more»
Carl A. Neidig, 91, formerly of Fink Ave., Williamsport, died Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was a devoted father and grandfather. more»
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»
Notice is hereby given that the Work Session Meeting of the Armstrong Township Supervisors scheduled for October 2, 2012 has been cancelled. The Regular Township Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2012 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM and will be held at the township building on Waterdale Road. more»
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»
Have you noticed that most volunteer abroad programs you’ll look at take place in rural or remote areas? What about those programs taking place in larger cities? What’s available, and how can you get there? more»
I don’t know about you, but after record-breaking heat waves this summer, I can’t be more excited for fall weather. It’s my favorite time of the year; in my neck of the woods, we’re all ready for pumpkin spice lattes, colorful scarves, apple cider, and hiking. more»
Volunteering for emergency response is one of the oldest and most popular types of domestic volunteering, but it also extends internationally in cases of disasters that necessitate emergency response. more»