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Seattle Globalist: How to volunteer abroad

I’m a bit late flagging this great “how-to-volunteer” article in the Seattle Globalist but it’s probably of timeless value. Author Anna Goren offers some great advice for those who are considering volunteering abroad — and why it’s not just about good intentions:

Every year, more young westerners are traveling to places like Africa, India, and South America in search of meaningful volunteer experiences….At best, it’s opportunity for a broadened perspective on a vast and complex world, and a chance to empower others. But at worst, it is an overseas frat party gone horribly wrong.



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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.