Articles by the Volunteer Global Team

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Volunteering For Search And Rescue: How To Get Started And What’s Involved

Last spring, I had the pleasure of spending a week in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to do some hiking and camping. It was beautiful—I had thoroughly underestimated the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. As I woke each morning in the sleepy tent, that the air could be so crisp in the campground and yet so milky and vaporous in the mountains above me. What we did not know, on the third morning of our trip, was that tragedy had happened the evening before.

Awake before dawn, we headed out early for our hike up Mt. LeConte. As we drove through the park, however, things were...

Using Social Networks To Recruit, Retain, And Engage Volunteers, Part 5: Pinterest

Welcome the final installment of series on recruiting, retaining, and engaging volunteers through social networking!

In earlier articles this month, we talked about general social networking best practices, as well as tips and tricks for using Facebook,...

Weekend Roundup: August 24, 2012

Welcome to another Weekend Roundup--we hope you're having a fantastic Friday!


Our photo contest is still underway! Check out our newest submissions and add yours today.

Sarah is collecting volunteer stories and photos for a new eBook--email to learn more and send in your own travel story!


We continued with the fourth of our five-part series on using social networks to engage volunteers and alumni--this time with...

Sintra, Portugal: A City Of Unique Adventures

Just a short train ride from the capital Lisbon, Sintra, Portugal offers tourists, backpackers, academics, and volunteers alike unique opportunities to see the beauty of Portugal from outside the city’s capital.

Although many choose to make a half day or day trip from Lisbon for the city, one could spend days on end in the beautiful city set in the mountains. While the city’s beauty is undeniable, it has been internationally recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its visible history dating back from the Neolithic Era, which still remains in its Medieval state—with winding...

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Oyster Worldwide

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is Oyster Worldwide. With programs in 13 different countries, Oyster Worldwide offers comprehensive gap year and career break volunteer experiences. Learn more in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below!