Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Global Volunteering

So we here at OYFP have been trying to put out the word for people to get more involved in the Boston area citing the benefits it does for the community. What if you would like to get involved but you're passions lye in a more international context? Then go to Idealist.org's Global Volunteering Fair this Saturday, April 12, hosted by the Harvard School of Public Health . Here you can meet with nonprofit organizations that coordinate volunteer projects around the globe, including:
  • American Jewish World Service
  • Amigos de las Americas
  • Center for Cultural Interchange
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions
  • Earthwatch Institute
  • Friends of the Orphans
  • International Volunteer Program,
  • GeoVisions
  • Global Routes
  • Global Volunteers
  • Greenforce
  • Kathryn Davis Fellowships
  • Volunteers For Peace, Inc.
  • VSO Canada
  • WorldTeach
And you can also take free workshops on
  • International Volunteerism 101
  • Determining whether to go abroad with a program or on your own
  • Overcoming potential cultural or physical barriers to international service
Who knows you might find something that interests or inspires you to take your volunteering internationally.

Photo courtesy of http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/gimp/globes.html

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