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Category: Volunteer Work

The Best of 2014

Places and favorite moments of 2014; my best year thus far…

Healing Wounds of War: Volunteering at Vietnam Friendship Village

Thinking about volunteering in Vietnam? Vietnam Friendship Village is a welcoming community dedicated to caring for those who have been affected by Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant that was sprayed heavily during the Vietnam War and has caused a huge amount of health problems in Vietnam…

Here’s to 2014!

New Years is a time for us to think about the previous year- all the blunders, achievements, absurdities, and joys- and figure out how we can make the coming year even better than the last…

Cleanup with the Kiddos!

Look what we found! First trash cleanup for the third graders at Satit Kaset IP in Bangkok, Thailand…

A Peek into Permaculture

I find that the principals of permaculture can not only be applied to nature, but the way in which we live. As we are constantly careening in and out of each others lives, we must remember that we are connected to everything else…

Volunteers For Peace

VFP continues to be my number one choice, because I know I am traveling not only as a volunteer, but as an activist united with passionate organizations who strive to make this world a little better. With over 30,000 volunteers exchanged already, the roots of these projects have taken…

Pura Vida

Pura Vida is a stability and steadiness of all opposites. It comes down to a very simple equation, which is really a question that wish I could ask myself more: How can I do this outdoor work most efficiently so that my hammock time is maximized? It’s finding that…

Pipe Cleaners, Rocks & Globalization

Globalization: it’s happening, & the fight against it is not worth it. However, we can preserve the integrity and character of every location by cherishing our connections with those around us, and of course, savoring the little things…