should I volunteer abroad ?

By Kate Stefanko. Filed in media, people and places in the news, volunteering in the news  |  
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just re-read an article about ‘voluntourism’ (a word I do not like!) in the World Travel Guide … actually rather proud …
“Kate Stefanko, Placement Director at People and Places, … thinks volunteering abroad can be beneficial to all concerned if it is done right. We believe that a carefully placed, thoroughly screened, well-prepared, skilled volunteer can – and does – have a positive impact,” says Stefanko.
in it together
 
“All volunteers through People and Places have to apply for a position. Then, if accepted, the volunteer is matched with an upcoming project that can benefit from their skill set.
 
“Well-run efforts can absolutely develop a level of social interaction and understanding that is profound,” Stefanko adds. “The whole process can give a real face to poverty and vulnerability, and shift consciousness toward the understanding of a shared humanity.”

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