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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Over50andOverseas Newsletter – April 2018 – International Volunteering and Voluntourism

Volunteering in Bangladesh

Hello All! it is the time of year when many of us are planning our future travel and international voluntourism and volunteering projects. A well researched international volunteer or voluntourism trip can be a very fulfilling experience.  For me, the greatest satisfaction has been the friends I have made.  Also, it is exciting and rewarding …

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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.    

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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