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Weekend Roundup: September 14, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Welcome to our newest Weekend Roundup--we hope you had a great week! Seoul, South Korea - Volunteer Global

Announcements

Erin Budmayr has joined the Volunteer Global team as our Campus Program Development Intern--check out her bio here! more»

Volunteering In South Korea

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December 31, 1969

Imagine a country that for most of its existence was part of another and influenced greatly by other countries both in the region and around the world during times of imperialism—but that exists today with independence, and has been transformed into one of the world’s top 20 economies and enjoys one of the greatest standards of living in the region. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Thai Experience

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Thai Experience.Thai Experience - Volunteer Global more»

Reverse Culture Shock: What Changes When You Come Home?

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December 31, 1969

I was finally going home. After six beautiful full months living abroad, I would be returning back to my family, career, and rather dusty comfort zone. So much of me was excited; I was thrilled to be able to easily grocery shop again and couldn’t wait to taste my mom’s mashed potatoes. Still, a part of me felt uneasy. more»

Weekend Roundup: September 7, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Happy Friday, everybody! We hope you had a great week--fall's just around the corner, and we're excited to bring you our newest news, events, and posts from Travel Buddies and friends!Weekend Roundup for September 7, 2012 - Volunteer Global more»

Dalton, Thomas A.

1 year 45 weeks ago

Thomas A. Dalton

(August 1, 1952 - September 7, 2012)

Thomas A. Dalton, 60, of South Williamsport, Pa., died Friday September 7, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.

Tom was born in Johnstown, Pa on August 1, 1952, a son of Martin James and Pauline Martha Diamond Dalton. more»

Did Volunteering Change The Face Of The Olympics?

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December 31, 1969

This past Olympic season, we were all wowed by numbers. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Tolga Bat Hospital

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December 31, 1969

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is the Tolga Bat Hospital. Located in Australia, this organization aims to protect bats and their habitats, educate the public about bats, research conservation practices, and more. Learn all about this great program in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below!

Youth Crime Watch: A Global Movement Dedicated To Protecting Young People

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December 31, 1969

Youth Crime Watch is a global movement that for over 30 years has been dedicated to establishing youth-led crime prevention and leadership programs in the United States and around the world.

Youth dialogue, classroom - Volunteer Global more»

Guest Post: Volunteering At Nursing Homes For Seniors And Children--A Rewarding Experience!

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December 31, 1969

Today’s article is brought to you by Tom Hopkins. Tom is Editor in Chief for Minds Abroad, your informed counselor for study abroad and travel programs in China. Learn Mandarin in China and enrich your cross-cultural experience. more»

Reaser, Phyllis M.

1 year 46 weeks ago

Phyllis M. Reaser

Phyllis M. Reaser, 86, of Duboistown, died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Born April 16, 1926 in Williamsport, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Nora J. Eck Fox.

Phyllis was a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, reading, and taking care of her flower garden. more»

Weekend Roundup: August 31, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Hello all, and happy Friday! Let's catch up on this week's news and events:

AnnouncementsVolunteering in Appalachia - Volunteer Global

Our photo contest is finished--check out the winning photos on our Facebook page! more»

Australia to Play in Little League Baseball World Series

1 year 46 weeks ago

Australia will have an entry in the Little League Baseball World Series, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. more»

Volunteering In Appalachia: Providing A Beautiful American Region With Social, Economic, And Educational Assistance

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December 31, 1969

So you want to have an adventurous volunteer experience—and you’re probably visiting Volunteer Global right now because you want to go abroad. After all, there are many places throughout the world that are both unique and need the attention of volunteers so badly.

Appalachia mountain range - Volunteer Global more»

Secules, Christopher Thomas

1 year 46 weeks ago

Christopher Thomas Secules

(December 14, 1979 - August 30, 2012)

Christopher Thomas Secules, 32, of Bethlehem, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012, at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. more»

Secules, Christopher Thomas

1 year 46 weeks ago

Christopher Thomas Secules

(December 14, 1979 - August 30, 2012)

Christopher Thomas Secules, 32, of Bethlehem, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012, at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Work And Volunteer Abroad (WAVA)

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to WAVA, Volunteer Global's Travel Buddy of the Week! With sustainable programs worldwide, WAVA provides amazing gap year, career break, volunteer, internship, and work abroad options. Learn more in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below:

Volunteering For Search And Rescue: How To Get Started And What’s Involved

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December 31, 1969

Last spring, I had the pleasure of spending a week in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to do some hiking and camping. It was beautiful—I had thoroughly underestimated the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. As I woke each morning in the sleepy tent, that the air could be so crisp in the campground and yet so milky and vaporous in the mountains above me. more»

Using Social Networks To Recruit, Retain, And Engage Volunteers, Part 5: Pinterest

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December 31, 1969

Welcome the final installment of series on recruiting, retaining, and engaging volunteers through social networking! more»

Weekend Roundup: August 24, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Welcome to another Weekend Roundup--we hope you're having a fantastic Friday!

AnnouncementsOccupational volunteering - chalk drawing, Volunteer Global

Our photo contest is still underway! Check out our newest submissions and add yours today. more»

Sintra, Portugal: A City Of Unique Adventures

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December 31, 1969

Just a short train ride from the capital Lisbon, Sintra, Portugal offers tourists, backpackers, academics, and volunteers alike unique opportunities to see the beauty of Portugal from outside the city’s capital.Sintra, Portugal - Volunteer Global more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Oyster Worldwide

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December 31, 1969

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is Oyster Worldwide. With programs in 13 different countries, Oyster Worldwide offers comprehensive gap year and career break volunteer experiences. Learn more in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below!

All About Occupational And Professional Volunteering

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December 31, 1969

For most people, volunteering abroad provides the opportunity to do something outside of their normal day-to-day work. However, many nonprofits and NGOs find that in addition to the normal volunteer duties, they need professional help to make up for their usually overworked staff and low budget. more»

Using Social Networks To Recruit, Retain, And Engage Volunteers, Part 4: LinkedIn

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December 31, 1969

Welcome the fourth of our five-part series on recruiting, retaining, and engaging volunteers online! more»

Weekend Roundup: August 17, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Happy Friday, all! We've got some great stuff to share from this week, so let's get started:Victoria Falls Conservation Program - Worldwide Experience - Volunteer Global more»

Lock Haven Man Jailed After Multiple Charges in Piatt Township Incident

1 year 48 weeks ago

Lock Haven Man Jailed After Multiple Charges in Piatt Township Incident - A 35-year-old man is jailed on charges of allegedly trespassing, resisting arrest and fleeing and eluding police following an incident last week in Piatt Township. more»

Big Mistakes Students Make In Choosing A Major—And How Volunteering Abroad Can Help

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December 31, 1969

Like most students, I went to college with only vague ideas of what I wanted for my future. At best, I knew what I was good at and figured that I could work to get better at it. At worst, I had no idea what I was passionate about or what I could dedicate myself to for the rest of my life. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Mercy Ships

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December 31, 1969

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is Mercy Ships. This global charity has operated since 1978 and is one of the most well-known volunteer based charities worldwide. For more than 30 years, Mercy Ships has operated hospital ships in developing countries, providing medical services to those who need it. Learn more in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below! more»

2012 Little League Baseball World Series Championship Schedule and Standings

1 year 49 weeks ago

All About Needle Exchange Programs And How To Help

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December 31, 1969

Needle exchange programs, also known as needle and syringe programs or syringe exchange programs, are (depending on region of the world) programs afforded by non-profit organizations, governments, and hospitals that allow drug users to obtain needles and other injection equipment at little or no cost—typically with the user exchanging dirty, used, contaminated needles for clean, sterile ones. more»

Little League Museum Hosting Several Events During World Series

1 year 49 weeks ago

The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum will be hosting several events during the upcoming Little League Baseball World Series, including the appearance of former Major League Baseball and National Football League player Brian Jordan.  The 66th Little League Baseball World Series will be played Aug. 16-26. more»

Television Coverage to Showcase Little League International Tournament

1 year 49 weeks ago

The Little League Baseball and Softball International Tournament will feature 81 televised games throughout the month of August. ESPN and its family of networks, ABC, and the New England Sports Network (NESN) will provide the live coverage.

See Day-By-Day Schedule Below. more»

Using Social Networks To Recruit, Retain, And Engage Volunteers, Part 3: Twitter

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December 31, 1969

Welcome the third of our five-part series on recruiting, retaining, and engaging volunteers through social networking! more»

Motorcyclist Sustains Major Injury in Clinton Township Crash; Alcohol Suspected

1 year 49 weeks ago

Motorcyclist Sustains Major Injury in Clinton Township Crash; Alcohol Suspected - PSP Montoursville suspect alcohol consumed by a Harrisburg man may have caused him to crash last week. Trooper Johnathan Buynak said around 7 p.m. on Aug. more»

Zeigler Sr., Ralph E.

1 year 49 weeks ago

Ralph E. Zeigler Sr., 

Ralph E. Zeigler Sr., 92, died Saturday, August 11, 2012 at his home following a brief illness.

Born September 28, 1919 in Altoona, he was the son of Oscar B. and Anna J. Rudisill Zeigler.

Ralph and his wife, the former Elda C. Emigh, observed their 70th wedding anniversary on March 1, 2012. more»

Weekend Roundup: August 10, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Happy Friday, all--we hope you had a fantastic week! Check out the links below for announcements, stories, and new stuff from our Travel Buddies--and have a great weekend! more»

All About Volunteering For Historic Preservation

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December 31, 1969

Historic preservation is a commonly used buzzword in the realm of volunteering that includes a great variety of different tasks and endeavors. more»

Roup, Rose Marie

1 year 49 weeks ago

Rose Marie Roup

Rose Marie Roup, 69, of Williamsport, died on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at the Gatehouse.

Born June 6, 1943, in Williamsport, she was a daughter of Kenneth and Genevive Fitzsimmons. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert Raup, and sister, Shirley Miller. more»

Cole, Dennis L.

1 year 49 weeks ago

Dennis L. Cole

Dennis L. Cole, 61, of Williamsport died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at his home.

Born Aug. 3, 1951, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Ezra and Madeline L. (Doud) Cole.

He was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. Dennis was a life member of Independent Fire Co. No. 1 South Williamsport and member of Eagles Club No. 970. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: GoEco

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December 31, 1969

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is GoEco. Founded in 2005, GoEco's projects span the globe from the Americas to Africa to Australia, and can focus on wildlife, conservation, development, healthcare, teaching, and more. Learn more in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below!

Lenel Systems Recipient of Hartman Friendship Award

1 year 50 weeks ago

The safety and security of everyone, including both the participants and the fans, at the Little League Baseball World Series is one of the most important considerations in the preparation for one of the summer’s most anticipated events. more»

Guest Post: The Pros And Cons Of Volunteering Abroad Solo Or With A Group

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December 31, 1969

Today’s article is brought to you by Tom Hopkins. Tom is Editor in Chief for Minds Abroad, your informed counselor for study abroad and travel programs in China. Learn Mandarin in China and enrich your cross-cultural experience. more»

Smith, Regina G. (Jean)

1 year 49 weeks ago

Regina (Jean) G. Smith

(April 7, 1926 - August 7, 2012)

Regina G. (Jean) Smith, 86, a resident of Elimsport, PA, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born in Duryea, Luzerne County, PA, on Wednesday, April 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Agnes Pesotine. more»

Using Social Networks To Recruit, Retain, And Engage Volunteers, Part 2: Facebook

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December 31, 1969

Welcome the second of our five-part series on recruiting, retaining, and engaging volunteers through social networking! more»

Weekend Roundup: August 3, 2012

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December 31, 1969

AnnouncementsVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Volunteer Global

Well, what have we got here! Our very first front page photo contest--click here to learn more and enter! more»

Miller, Karin M.

1 year 50 weeks ago

Karin M. Miller 

(August 31, 1967 - August 3, 2012)

Karin M. Miller, 44, of Williamsport, died Friday August 3, 2012 at her home.

Karin was born on August 31, 1967 in Williamsport. She was the daughter of William and Sandra Gramlich.

Karin married her high school sweetheart, Mark Miller in 1997.  more»

Challenger Exhibition Game at Little League Baseball World Series will be Televised Live by WVIA

1 year 50 weeks ago
WVIA Will Televise Challenger Game at Little League Baseball World Series Again This Year. Pictured is a scene from the 2011 game. (Photo courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball)

Again this year, the annual Little League Challenger Division exhibition game that is part of the Little League Baseball World Series schedule, will be televised. more»

Volunteering Abroad In Zimbabwe

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December 31, 1969

As a landlocked country in the south of Africa, Zimbabwe is a country full of biodiversity. It is home to one of Africa’s most beautiful attractions—Victoria Falls, one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in the world. more»

Jason Varitek Is 2012 Little League Graduate of Year Recipient

1 year 50 weeks ago
Varitek will be recognized prior to the U.S Championship game of the Little League Baseball World Series on Aug. 25. (Photo courtesy of Red Thunder, Wikimedia Commons)

Former Captain of the Boston Red Sox and two-time Major League Baseball World Series champion Jason Varitek will be honored with the 2012 William A. “Bill” Shea Distinguished Little League Graduate Award during the 66th Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. more»

Announcing Volunteer Global's First-Ever Front Page Photo Contest!

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December 31, 1969

Volunteer Global is thrilled to announce our first-ever Front Page Photo Contest! more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: World Computer Exchange

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December 31, 1969

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is World Computer Exchange. With projects in 77 countries, this organization provides Internet access to children and youth by equipping schools and community centers with computer labs. Learn more in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below!

How To Assess Popular Philanthropy Trends

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December 31, 1969

Multiple times in the past year, the philanthropy world has been shaken by different charitable trends that have fizzled out a few weeks later as people begin to understand that their initial view of the organization was just a little one-sided. more»

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