March 2021

photo of medical staff performing covid tests

At the time of this writing, the number of Covid-19 cases world-wide is diminishing.  Parts of the world are beginning …

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Fall 2020

6 ways to volunteer abroad

Hello All, Travel and international volunteering continue to be deeply affected by the prevalence of the Covid-19 corona virus in the world. I was …

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Spring 2020

volunteering online

Hello All, In this time when coronavirus Covid-19 is ravaging the world, physical international volunteering has taken a pause. Many countries have closed their borders to international travelers or have …

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Fall 2018 Newsletter

It has been a difficult year for many in the world’s population.  War, famine, political unrest and natural disasters have produced the largest number of refugees since World War II.  Because of this, many people need help. As you are reading this newsletter, you are interested in helping.  The key question is how to choose …

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Friday Harbor July 2018

Hello All, As I write this newsletter I am at the Rosario Resort Marina on Orcas Island. Orcas Island is the largest of the beautiful San Juan Islands in the State of Washington. The San Juans are the best place in the world to see the endangered Orcas (Killer) Whales; because they live in the …

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Voluntourism – June 2017 Newsletter


The term “voluntourism” has been used over the past few years to define travel that combines sightseeing with some volunteering.  This issue of the newsletter discusses voluntourism and includes articles by travelers who have participated in voluntourism programs.  Read more here.    

December 2016 Newsletter – International Volunteering

Bangladesh silk worms

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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