Weekend Roundup: August 10, 2012

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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!

AnnouncementsTemple in Mexico - Volunteer Global

Volunteer Global's Front Page Photo Contest is underway. Vote for your favorite or enter your own volunteer and community service picture today for a chance to have it on our front page!

Blogs

Sarah started off the week with this new article about using social networks to recruit, retain, and engage your volunteers--this week's focus was Facebook. Check out part 1 of the series here!

Our good friend Tom at MindsAbroad published this guest post about the pros and cons of volunteering abroad solo or with a group. Which one do you prefer?

We uploaded this new 60 Seconds to Serve video--this week's featured Travel Buddy is GoEco!

Steph told you all about volunteering for historic preservation--what you can do, how to get there, and some highlights from historic preservation projects.

Travel Buddies

ARCHELON has a new profile page--take a gander at this amazing program protecting sea turtles in Greece!

Africa & Asia Venture has a new and improved profile page as well--learn more about these guys and their wonderful work in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

The Bimini Biological Field Station invites you to volunteer, intern, or research sharks and other marine life in the Bahamas.

Global Volunteer Network invites you to choose from their many volunteer programs worldwide.

And ARCAS Guatemala would love to have you visit their wildlife refuge!