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Grow organics, grow yourself by WWOOFing at a farm near you

Grow organics, grow yourself by WWOOFing at a farm near you

WWOOF. It sounds more like something a dog would do than a human. But to some two-legged creatures, WWOOFing actually means more...
November 2, 2013 × 0 comments

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CAMBODIA’S CHILDREN: Running an orphanage in Cambodia

CAMBODIA’S CHILDREN: Running an orphanage in Cambodia

There were days while volunteering for an orphanage in Cambodia that I wanted to run and hide. I’d arrive at the orphanage...
August 3, 2013 × 1 comment

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SERVICE AND TRAVEL: The call to be a professional volunteer

SERVICE AND TRAVEL: The call to be a professional volunteer

I think it’s time to admit it: I’m nearly a professional volunteer. I haven’t always been. For a long time I...
June 7, 2013 × 0 comments

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TAKING REFUGE IN SERVICE: An American doctor committed to the principles of seva—selfless service—assists Tibetan refugees in India

TAKING REFUGE IN SERVICE: An American doctor committed to the principles of seva—selfless service—assists Tibetan refugees in India

A young woman stands inside the kitchen of her small mud-brick home in a Tibetan refugee camp in Ladakh, India. “She’s...
February 23, 2013 × 0 comments

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LETTER FROM CHINA: An NGO worker tells her story of the limitations she encountered

LETTER FROM CHINA: An NGO worker tells her story of the limitations she encountered

My job takes me to the non-touristy parts of the countries where my NGO works. One of those places is Mashan, a small town in China...
January 17, 2013 × 0 comments

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TEARS OF HUNGER: He’s her eyes and she’s his future…darkness.

TEARS OF HUNGER: He’s her eyes and she’s his future…darkness.

October 23, 2008 Somewhere in Zambia Standing in front of a human being shedding a single tear that barely has the strength to...
November 10, 2012 × 0 comments

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MICRO-VOLUNTEERING: A little bit of time and a computer is all it takes

MICRO-VOLUNTEERING: A little bit of time and a computer is all it takes

Lack of time is the limiting factor preventing many would-be volunteers from offering their skills to a cause. Yet it seems most...
September 1, 2012 × 0 comments

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VOLUNTEER FOR A FREE TIBET: Enabling Tibetan exiles in India

VOLUNTEER FOR A FREE TIBET: Enabling Tibetan exiles in India

In just the past two years two dozen Tibetans have self-immolated in protest of the Chinese government’s harsh treatment...
August 10, 2012 × 1 comment

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SLACKTIVIST OR SOCIAL CHAMPION?: Clicking for a cause does more than people think

SLACKTIVIST OR SOCIAL CHAMPION?: Clicking for a cause does more than people think

Slacktivist—the derogatory term immediately casts a shadow of low expectations, which, like any form of discrimination, ends...
August 6, 2012 × 0 comments