Voluntourism: Navigating Service Abroad

In the past two decades, a new kind of travel, voluntourism, has taken learning opportunities to the next level. With this service-based travel, travelers venture abroad to take part in service projects around the world. As with volunteering locally, engaging in community service requires a certain level of social awareness, which is only intensified when […]

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Professor’s Research Connects Career Skills with Volunteering

For almost a decade, David Jones, Ph.D., associate professor of business administration at the University of Vermont, has studied how company-supported volunteer programs increase employee loyalty, happiness and retention. Starting in 2006 with his study of a Green Mountain Coffee Roasters program to support and encourage its employees to volunteer and serve their communities, Jones […]

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