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07Feb2014

The Ethics of ‘Doing Good’ via Global Dimension

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Claire Bennett reflects on the ethics of students volunteering abroad – what steps can young people take to ensure they find a responsible placement with positive outcomes?   Claire has worked in global education for the last 10 years. She worked on the Global Youth Action project in collaboration with Think Global and worked with
04Feb2014

10 Years on From DiA and I’m Still Learning… via Development in Action

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Ten years on from volunteering with Development in Action Mandarin Bennet is still passionate about ensuring that international volunteering has a lasting impact and ethical underpinning. Here writes about what she has learnt (and continues to learn) since her time with DiA.    I became the UK coordinator for Development in Action nearly a decade
03Feb2014

“I really believe that an open debate about how we can best volunteer is the only productive way of finding out what does and doesn’t work in the voluntary sector.”

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As you can probably tell our Learning Service team is dedicated to providing insightful resources to help you make informed decisions when you travel and volunteer. We recently began releasing a series of videos full of tips for how to make the most of your time abroad and enlisted some like-minded individuals to help us
14Jan2014

Volunteer Responsibly via Comhlamh

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Volunteering abroad has become a craze, particularly for college students, over the last ten years. With a globalizing world, young people in Ireland are feeling more and more of a responsibility to serve in the majority world.   College students from all over the country have packed their bags and jetted off to faraway countries
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
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