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Summer is a great time to volunteer

February 27th, 2017

Given the surge in warm winter weather, we’re thinking about plans for summer.  School breaks, especially summertime while in high school, are perfect opportunities to volunteer for something you are passionate about.  Not only does it benefit those you’re helping, but it benefits you in many ways, too.  Volunteering exposes you to new experiences that you may not have had otherwise, and is a great way to build friendships and a track record of meaningful service.

There are many volunteer opportunities in your own community but if you’re looking for something outside of your comfort zone, then you may want to consider volunteering abroad.  We link today to an excellent set of questions to consider as you explore possibilities.

We’re not endorsing a particular program, nor do we feel that there’s greater value to volunteering overseas versus close to home.  Significant needs exist everywhere, and our individual efforts to address those needs can make a big difference.

Article below published by Quest Overseas on February 13, 2017

Written by:  Jon Cassidy

Overseas volunteering can be a fantastic experience, giving benefit both for the local community and the volunteer taking part. Sadly, it can also be a negative experience for either or both sides, so it is important to make sure any project you want to be part of is not going to be guilty of this.

People who volunteer generally hope to do something they will find interesting, something they will learn from and something that will help other people. However, choosing between all the possible projects and organisations is more complex than just signing up with the first one to show you exciting pictures and an interesting blurb.

Read more at Quest Overseas >>

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