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14Jan2014

The second “Know Before You Go” video is live: Being a Valuable Volunteer

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Video 2 – Being a Valuable Volunteer   The second video in our series is for those who have signed up to volunteer either at home or abroad, or are already volunteering right now. It’s designed to help you make a valuable contribution to the organization you’re working with, and ensure that you’re impact is
10Jan2014

We need you: Be a Learning Service Ambassador!

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We need you!   The second video in our “Know Before You Go” series goes live this week and we need your help spreading the word. After we launched the contest last week we received a lot of feedback asking how you can be involved so we created the Learning Service Ambassador program.   We
09Jan2014

Rethinking Volunteer Travel via PEPY

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Thursday, January 2014 by Amy McLoughlin   International volunteering has grown in popularity, and with so many people going abroad to “serve”, we worry that we are often forgetting a really important step: we have to learn before we can help. If we don’t research our options thoroughly, understand the context and culture of the
06Jan2014

Test your responsible volunteer knowledge and win prizes along the way!

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We think volunteering is great, but we’re also convinced it could be done a lot better!   In summer 2013 we launched this website full of information, insights, and resources that better educate would-be volunteers about the impacts of their volunteering decisions – both good and bad – which will better equip them to put
09Aug2013

“Changing the World on Vacation”

  • By Daniela Ruby Papi
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When I first saw “Changing the World on Vacation“, I had to cover my eyes for half of the film. Did I REALLY say that, do that, THINK that? Ugh….   Watching the first year of our work at PEPY is like watching someone act out the exact opposite of what I now believe in
01Jul2013

Thanks for your support!

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We’d like to give a big shout-out to all of those who helped as reach our Indiegogo campaign goal!   Thanks to all of your support we are able provide resources to help travelers and would-be volunteers make the most of their time abroad and put their good intentions to good use.
01May2013

Learning Service on the BBC

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Check out Daniela Papi’s BBC article and Radio 4 “Four Thought” piece about international volunteer travel and the need for a “Learning Service” approach:   Viewpoint: Is gap year volunteering a bad thing?   The Problem with Volunteering
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