responsible volunteering … tipping point getting closer ?

By Kate Stefanko. Filed in good and bad practice, volunteer stories  |  
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Some weeks ago, I posted about the increase in numbers of volunteers who are discerning and questioning in their approach towards volunteer opportunities …

I’m frequently encouraged by what these potential volunteers say about their searches and researches … and today, my eternal optimism about the tipping point getting closer has been reinforced and rewarded yet again ūüôā

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This from Elaine who has just applied to use her business skills and experience in one of the projects we’re working with:

“Thank you for your prompt response to my registration. I have read with interest the¬† “about” pages and also faqs¬†¬†which are very helpful and quite¬† comprehensive. I came to¬† People and Places after looking at several other companies offering “volunteering” opportunities – it’s a minefield and very difficult to find out how much if anything actually goes towards benefitting local projects or even¬†whether the project is a genuine volunteering opportunity.¬†Although if you like ¬†mucking out¬†orangutans¬†and¬†elephants you are spoilt for choice! “

So here I go again (repetition is definitely better than omission!) … please, everyone thinking about volunteering in projects abroad … DO YOUR RESEARCH … you’ll be pleased you did !

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