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Feynan Eco Lodge in Jordan: 2 Conversation Partners Needed Each Month

Filed under shameless self-promotion: We need to staff 2 tutor positions at Feynan Eco Lodge in Jordan each month.  Um, starting NOW.
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Have Volunteer Abroad Solution...Will Travel. For A Need!

Who among us have not wondered, at least once, if Voluntourism is doing good, or doing more harm than good?  I have even wondered, who is helped more on a Voluntourism project--the project or the volunteer?
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Safety First When You Volunteer Abroad

on Apr 23, 2010 8:23:00 AM By | Randy LeGrant | 1 Comment | Teach Abroad Responsible Travel Volunteering Abroad Travel Safety
For those of us involved in sending people abroad for many years, it is impossible to escape the dreaded call about an accident involving one or more of your volunteers or teachers.  In my 35 years of doing this work, I've been on the receiving end of such calls three times.  When I mention these calls in meetings, someone always suggests that one every ten years isn't so bad.  And if you've been the one picking up the telephone in the middle of the night to hear the news that someone is injured, or worse, even one in your lifetime is one too many.
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In Voluntourism Short-Term Good Is Also Good For The Long-Term

on Dec 28, 2009 11:00:00 AM By | Randy LeGrant | 1 Comment | Responsible Travel Reasons To Volunteer Abroad Volunteering Abroad
On November 16, Matt Villano over at Time.com wrote an interesting post entitled, "Room Service and a Shovel: The Rise of Voluntourism."  You can read the original post here, and don't worry, it's a short piece.  Mr. Villano writes about the volunteer projects available when you stay at The Mandarin Oriental in Miami or The Fairmont Mission Inn and Spa in Sonoma, California.  Mr. Villano writes that, "Many of these short-term voluntourism projects involved hard work.
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Volunteer Abroad: Who Does It Best?

on Oct 30, 2009 9:15:00 AM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Responsible Travel Reasons To Volunteer Abroad
Portions of this post comes from Voluntourism.org and is used with their permission.  Click Here to read the original post on their site.
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