South Williamsport

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 36 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»

Bridinger, Edith H. Boston

1 year 36 weeks ago

Edith H. Bridinger 

(February 15, 1920 - November 8, 2012)

Edith H. Boston Bridinger, 92, of Picture Rocks and Montoursville, died Nov. 8, 2012, at the Bonham Nursing Home.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1920, in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Clarence C. and Eva Mae Reed Weaver. 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»

Buck, Carl L. “Herb”

1 year 36 weeks ago

Carl "Herb" L. Buck

(October 20, 1931 - November 6, 2012)

Carl L. “Herb” Buck, 81, formerly of the 200 block of Church St. in South Williamsport, died Tuesday November 6, 2012 at Manor Care Health Services South.

Herb was born in Muncy on October 20, 1931 a son of Frank and Rosalla Young Buck.

He retired from the former Strick Corp. in Washingtonville. 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»

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»

Staccone, Dorothy M.

1 year 37 weeks ago

Dorothy M. Staccone

Dorothy M. Staccone, 91, formerly of East Mountain Ave. South Williamsport, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Rose View Center.

Born May 24, 1921 in Union Twp., Union County, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Getz Mull. 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»

Webb, James A.

1 year 38 weeks ago

James A. Webb

(August 2, 1944 - October 25, 2012)

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»

Stine, Mary H.

1 year 38 weeks ago

Mary H. Stine

Mary H. Stine, 63, of Brookside, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at her home.

Born September 22, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Josephine Casner Campbell, and she also was preceded in death by a sister Lois Campbell.

She was the wife of Wayne E. Stine, with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. 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»

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»

Miller, Sharon D.

1 year 39 weeks ago

Sharon D. Miller 

(October 8, 1942 - October 16, 2012)

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»

Monster Mash Baseball Bash at LLB Stadium

1 year 40 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»

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»

Wagner, Terry L.

1 year 40 weeks ago

Terry L. Wagner 

(September 14, 1950 - October 11, 2012)

Terry L. Wagner, age 62, of 450 Center Street, Williamsport died October 11, 2012 at home.

Terry was born in Williamsport on September 14, 1950, the son of Robert M. and Claire T. Kranz Wagner.

Terry was retired.

He loved sports and was an avid Raiders and Philly fan. 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»

Rolley, George P.

1 year 40 weeks ago

George P. Rolley 

(May 10, 1923 - October 9, 2012)

George P. Rolley, 89, of Montoursville died peacefully at home on Tuesday morning October 9, 2012.

George was born in Karthus, Pa. on May 10, 1923, the son of Louis and Clara Demonge Rolley.

He was married to the former Beryl L. Johns, who passed away March 2006, after celebrating 59 years of marriage. 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»

Van Auken Named Vice President, Executive Director of Little League Museum

1 year 41 weeks ago

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»

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»

Neidig, Carl A.

1 year 41 weeks ago

 Carl A. Neidig

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»

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»

Armstrong Township Supervisors Work Session Meeting Rescheduled

1 year 42 weeks ago

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»

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»

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»

Three Urban Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

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December 31, 1969

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?Washington, DC - Volunteer Global more»

Eiswerth, Melvin L. “Butch”

1 year 42 weeks ago

Melvin L. “Butch” Eiswerth

Melvin L. “Butch” Eiswerth, 51, of Williamsport, died suddenly Saturday, September 29, 2012 at his home.

Born March 6, 1961 in Williamsport, he was a son of Judy and Henry Eiswerth. more»

Lewis, Bessie I. (BL)

1 year 42 weeks ago

Bessie I. Lewis
(November 10, 1940 - September 29, 2012)

Bessie I. (BL) Lewis, 71, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at her residence.

Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, on Sunday, November 10, 1940, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Helen J. (Guisewhite) Weaver. more»

The Mysterious World Of Virtual Volunteering

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December 31, 1969

Sensitive to harsh elements? Low on funds for travel? Work and other commitments keeping you from the volunteer projects of your dreams? Virtual volunteering may be the solution! more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Volunteer Capital Centre

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Volunteer Capital Centre. Volunteer Capital Centre Logo - Volunteer Global more»

Partnership Preview: Volunteer Forever, Your Gateway To Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Earlier this month, I had the lucky opportunity to sit down with Billy Beltz and Steve Weddle, the creators of Volunteer Forever, a brand new volunteer abroad crowdfunding and research website. more»

Five Great Volunteer Abroad Opportunities For This Fall

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December 31, 1969

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.Autumn volunteer opportunities - Volunteer Global more»

Volunteering For Emergency Response

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December 31, 1969

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»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Volunteer Uganda School

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Volunteer Uganda School.Volunteer Uganda School Kyabirwa - Volunteer Global more»

Service-Learning As A Nationwide Initiative: Join The Movement!

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December 31, 1969

Plenty of people have difficulty with distinguishing the difference between community service and service-learning. more»

Really, Really Important Peanut Butter: Adventures In Customs

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December 31, 1969

“Mr. Lee? Sir, we can escort your item for you to the plane.”JIF Peanut Butter - Volunteer Global

I noticed that the tone of the woman’s voice was kind as it interrupted my thoughts. I managed a soft, courteous, but extremely confused “I’m sorry…” leaving my mouth half-open. more»

Stiger, Marlowe E.

1 year 44 weeks ago

Marlowe E. Stiger

Marlowe E. Stiger, 82, of South Williamsport, died Sunday, Sep. 16, 2012 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born November 10, 1929, in Williamsport, Pa., he was the son of the late Milford and Eleanor Belles Stiger.

Marlowe was employed by Textron for 39 years and retired in 1990. more»

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