After working full-time for the Air National Guard for a year, following nine years as a weekend warrior, Matthew Edward is no stranger to service, but landing in Kigali, Rwanda was certainly a departure from his typical Massachusetts pace. A Boston native, Matthew has an MBA from UMass Dartmouth and a Master’s of Education from the […]
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Inspiring stories and best practices about international volunteering - and how it's solving the talent gap.
Whether you are part of a work team, family, or social circle looking to make a positive impact, engaging in a transformational volunteer experience takes more than just showing up. To help share best practices, I teamed up with Pamela Hawley at UniversalGiving to share some best practices on team-based volunteering. With over 50 years […]
Beyond playing a critical role in solving some of the most pressing challenges of our time, volunteering is also lauded for the benefits it also bestows upon the giver. Studies highlight that volunteering makes people feel wealthier, happier, healthier, and even time rich. More recent claims also share that people develop soft and technical skills […]
I’m the first person to say that volunteering should be done for the sake of others, and not for personal gain. The act of service should inherently not be selfish. However, research shows that people benefit when they serve others… and even companies that sponsor volunteer programs realize surprising benefits when they encourage these activities. […]
Five years ago, Jason Bennett never would have envisioned himself embarking on new career path, jet-setting around the world, and consulting for a Colombian coffee startup. A marketing professional by trade, after 15 years in the corporate world, Jason felt it was time for a new challenge. Deciding a departure was in order, he did what any travel-inclined, entrepreneurial […]