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December 2016 Newsletter – International Volunteering

As the year 2016 draws to a close, and we are thinking about our goals for the coming year, it is a good time to think about where we would like to devote some time to share our experience and skills internationally in 2017.  International volunteering, done in well thought out and community supported programs, …

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Bowing Out Gracefully

I know that my ego often gets aligned with my work, because it has been my focus for many years.  In March of this year I really wasn’t feeling well.  My body was telling me something but I wasn’t listening.  My son who was calling me every so often said, “Dad, every time I call …

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Interviews

Interview with Mark Horoszowski of Moving Worlds

Mark Horoszowski and his co-founder, while traveling and volunteering internationally, found a need for an organization that matched volunteer skills with international groups that needed those skills.  And so Moving Worlds was born.  I recently spoke with Mark about Moving Worlds and its unique mission in the world of international volunteering. John: How does MovingWorlds …

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Interview with Elizabeth Andrews – Habitat for Humanity Team Leader

  Elizabeth Andrews is an anthropologist by education and profession.  She worked as an anthropologist for many years for the State of Alaska.  In 2002 Elizabeth was inspired to volunteer internationally with Habitat for Humanity.  She is now a Team Leader and will be leading teams to Kyrgyzstan and Guatemala later this year.  Elizabeth discusses …

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An Interview with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Gregory Hubbs, Editor-in-Chief of Transitions Abroad and I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet.  Hessler-Radelet has made some major and positive changes to Peace Corps during her tenure.  Among other changes, she has shortened the time it takes to process applications and put an emphasis on recruiting volunteers over the …

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