Tag Archives: volunteering

Now recruiting: WhyDev & SHE Investments Fellowship in Cambodia

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Now recruiting: SHE Investments WhyDev 2017 Fellowship

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Re-imagining volunteerism: It’s time to hand over control

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RDI Network Conference student committee: Call for expressions of interest

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Students: How to ensure your work placement is a useful experience

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Volunteerism thrives as the international system falls short

One of the most notable features of the European response is the central role volunteers have played – in stark contrast to the much slower response of international agencies and donors. The post Volunteerism thrives as the international system falls short appeared first on WhyDev Blog.

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Voluntourism: potentially impactful but easily detrimental

Alix Charles recently shadowed the operations of a ‘service-learning’ program in Colombia. Here’s what she found. The post Voluntourism: potentially impactful but easily detrimental appeared first on WhyDev Blog.

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Does international volunteering promote children’s rights?

By focusing on the UN Convention, Mona Lock Skålevik calls for organisations and volunteers to pay more attention to children’s rights. The post Does international volunteering promote children’s rights? appeared first on WhyDev Blog.

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Children as products: the reality of orphanage voluntourism

As part of a month-long campaign to #StopOrphanTrips, Lamorna Byford condemns the commodification of children in orphanage volunteering. The post Children as products: the reality of orphanage voluntourism appeared first on WhyDev.

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The impact of voluntourism

Interesting new paper on the impact of working for Teach for America on outcomes for the teacher (with causal identification from an application discontinuity) by Will Dobbie and Roland Fryer. Participating in TFA increases racial tolerance, makes individuals more optimistic about the life prospects of poor children, and makes them more likely to work in educationI’d love to see a study like this for voluntourism in developing countries. HT: Kevin Lewis

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Volunteering abroad with children: A game of double standards?

Working with children in Western countries requires qualifications, background checks and regulations. Not so in developing countries. Ruth Taylor wants to know what’s with the double standard.

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Slipping through the Cracks: Indigenous Languages and Medical Missions in Guatemala

Over the last several years, through work with community-based health programs and research as a medical anthropologist, I have visited dozens of medical and surgical Read More

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A Brief Address on Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship involves the ability to navigate across cultures, to communicate and work well with people of other faiths and political beliefs, to build coalitions and work in teams, to listen and engage broadly, to be empathetic, to use peace-building language, to lead from behind through adaptive challenges, to exercise both humility and initiative by crossing bridges where they already exist. This post is a transcript of an address delivered by the author at the “Salt of the Earth” fundraising event for the Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship on the campus of the University of Washington on March 30, 2014.   Salt of the Earth Our theme this year is “salt of the earth”. Many of you will recognize this as a Biblical allusion. The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is rooted in the tradition of ecumenical Christianity and this phrase, “salt of the earth” was used as a metaphor by Jesus during his sermon on the mount when he told his disciples, “You are the salt of the earth.

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Learning service as an effective alternative to voluntourism

Amanda Mitchell discusses learning services as alternatives to voluntourism placements. A series of videos have been designed to overcome misconceptions and educate on how volunteers can put their good intentions to good use.

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