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7 Things Medical Volunteers Need to Know

7 Things Medical Volunteers Need to Know

This is a guest post by experienced nurse and serial volunteer Emily Scott, with some important advice about volunteering overseas in the medical field. When I started volunteering abroad as a nurse, I used to tell every medical professional I met that they should...

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Three Volunteers Reflect on Their Overseas Volunteering Experiences

Learning Service: The Essential Guide to Volunteering Abroad aims to help volunteers make the most of their experience abroad and, most importantly, learn how to listen and help the communities they will be visiting. We spoke to three volunteers who have read Learning Service to see how their opinions on their own experience changed after reading the book.

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Free Copies of the Learning Service Book to Give Away!

Have you been itching to get your hands onto a copy of the Learning Service book but haven’t got round to it yet? Do you love the ideas that Learning Service present but haven’t been sure whether the book is applicable to you? Do you already have a copy of the...

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What Can Go Wrong When You Don’t Do Enough Research?

Today’s guest post comes from Jake Calhoun, who shares his story of social impact gone wrong. When I was at Columbia Business School, I teamed up with a group of classmates to volunteer with a non-profit organization called ‘The Cambodia Project’ led by an alumnus of...

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How to Get Into a Learning Mindset

One of the key ideas we talk about in the Learning Service book is about embracing a learning mindset. In fact, we believe that it is one of the most important factors in trying to ensure your work as a volunteer is effective. Having a learning mindset means becoming...

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Before We Get Started – A Disclaimer

We are gearing up to relaunch our blog with insights and articles from the Learning Service authors, guest posts from inspirational friends and experts, and anyone who would like to share their reaction to the Learning Service book (so get in touch if that is you!) In...

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New Tool Added to the Learning Service Library!

Over the years, we at Learning Service have been inundated with requests to help potential volunteers to find an ethical, effective volunteer placement, that fits their needs, skills and values. Our response has always been that there is no shortcut for doing your own...

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New Website, New Book, and Coming Soon…New Blog

We hope you love the new look Learning Service site! To accompany it, and to celebrate the launch of the Learning Service book, we will be starting a new blog with all our thoughts and advice on volunteer travel. So check back here shortly!

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Learning Service Book Update!

First, we’d like to give another BIG thanks to everyone who has supported (and continues to support) Learning Service and our book-writing project!   This past winter we were able to launch our 6-part video series on responsible travel and volunteering practices....

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