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📒Volunteering Around The Globe ✍ Suzanne Stone
✏Volunteering Around the Globe Book Summary : From the Australian wilderness to a peace center in Ireland, from a school in a remote Tanzanian village to an archeological dig in Spain, from a Romanian school to the Amazon forest––each description of more than 35 trips contain a personal account of what the adventure was really like, what was good and what was bad, who was met, and why the volunteer can’t wait to do it again . . . or not. Whether your passion is the environment, world peace, literacy, archeology, education, or healthcare, there is a place for you to help and a new place to call home temporarily. Whatever your age, physical condition, or skill level, even if you have never traveled or volunteered before, there is a project and a place for you. Details about a variety of sponsoring agencies––each with its own culture and mission––and valuable tips for choosing your special trip are provided. So, if you are looking to truly experience another culture or another country, seeking the adventure of a lifetime, or for a way to give back, Volunteering Around the Globe is your resource to volunteer opportunities designed for the heartiest and the frailest, the most adventuresome and the more cautious––all over the world and in your own country.
📒Sports Volunteers Around The Globe ✍ Kirstin Hallmann
✏Sports Volunteers Around the Globe Book Summary : This book provides an overview of perspectives and approaches to the cultural meaning of sport volunteering in different countries. The main objective is to reflect on the diversity of meanings with regard to volunteering in different cultures and societies. Additionally, this book will shed light on volunteering practices and the impact of volunteering from both an economic and a sociological perspective. The book begins with an introductory section that gives an overview of the rationale of the text and the diversity of sport volunteers in general. From there, the book's 25 chapters each discuss a specific country case study provided by researchers from the respective country. These studies provide a comprehensive overview of volunteering in each country, such as motivations of volunteers, satisfaction of volunteers, their perceived cost and benefits, and many other areas related to the overall study. By having twenty-five different countries represented and a native of each country authoring the respective chapters, this book serves as a comprehensive and diverse review of sports volunteering around the world and can be incorporated into courses in economics - particularly those dealing with sports economics - and can also be used as a reference for volunteer organizations and sports economists worldwide.
📒Wide Open World ✍ John Marshall
✏Wide Open World Book Summary : For readers of Three Cups of Tea; Eat, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India. There’s a name for this kind of endeavor—voluntourism—and it might just be the future of travel. Oppressive heat, grueling bus rides, backbreaking work, and one vicious spider monkey . . . Best family vacation ever! John Marshall needed a change. His twenty-year marriage was falling apart, his seventeen-year-old son was about to leave home, and his fourteen-year-old daughter was lost in cyberspace. Desperate to get out of a rut and reconnect with his family, John dreamed of a trip around the world, a chance to leave behind, if only just for a while, routines and responsibilities. He didn’t have the money for resorts or luxury tours, but he did have an idea that would make traveling the globe more affordable and more meaningful than he’d ever imagined: The family would volunteer their time and energy to others in far-flung locales. Wide-Open World is the inspiring true story of the six months that changed the Marshall family forever. Once they’d made the pivotal decision to go, John and his wife, Traca, quit their jobs, pulled their kids out of school, and embarked on a journey that would take them far off the beaten path, and far out of their comfort zones. Here is the totally engaging, bluntly honest chronicle of the Marshalls’ life-altering adventure from Central America to East Asia. It was no fairy tale. The trip offered little rest, even less relaxation, and virtually no certainty of what was to come. But it did give the Marshalls something far more valuable: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conquer personal fears, strengthen family bonds, and find their true selves by helping those in need. In the end, as John discovered, he and his family did not change the world. It was the world that changed them. Praise for Wide-Open World “Marshall’s use of rich details locates readers firmly in each time and place, enabling them to sense the adventure, wonder and joy he experienced in his surroundings and in watching his children grow into hardworking, more responsible teens, as well as the frustrations and disappointments he and his family inevitably encountered along the way. A great armchair adventure that should inspire others to consider voluntourism as a way to help others and see the world.”—Kirkus Reviews “Each new location combines beautiful scenery with a dose of sentiment, a good deal of humor, and some heartfelt consideration of the human condition. . . . His philosophy may not fit everyone and the ending is bittersweet, but this is an enticing call to service.”—Publishers Weekly “Wide-Open World is an adventure made up of countless small moments of human connection. It’s an armchair travelogue that may well inspire you to do good off the beaten path.”—BookPage “For anyone who has ever imagined what it would be like to pack up, unplug, pull the kids out of school, and travel around the world, this volunteer adventure is your ticket. Wide-Open World will move, engage, and inspire you, even if you never leave the couch.”—Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train From the Hardcover edition.
📒Critical Views On Teaching And Learning English Around The Globe ✍ José Aldemar Álvarez V.
✏Critical Views on Teaching and Learning English Around the Globe Book Summary : This volume takes a critical look at teaching and learning English across the globe. Its aim is to fill a gap in the literature created by the omission of the voices of those engaged in the everyday practice of teaching and learning English; those of students, teachers, and specialists. Three unique characteristics give this book broad appeal. They include its inclusion of the perspectives and experiences of students and educators involved in the everyday practice of English language teaching and learning its inclusion of the experiences of students and educators in both core and noncore Englishspeaking countries its basis on original, qualitative studies conducted by scholars in different parts of the world including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas Of particular interest to applied linguists, scholars from diverse fields such as English as a Foreign/Second Language, English as an International Language, anthropology and education, English education, sociolinguistics, and bilingual education will also find value in this book. Written in accessible language, it can be used in such courses as Applied Linguistics, Second Language Classroom Contexts, Bilingualism and Multilingualism, English Around the World, Research Methodologies in Second Language Acquisition, and Research in Second Language Pedagogical Contexts. In addition, by focusing on presenting research experiences that adopt several epistemological and theoretical approaches, the book provides teachers of research with a great tool to examine varied applications of qualitative methods, data collection, and analytic techniques. Thus it could also be used for courses in Field Research and Qualitative Methods. ENDORSEMENT: “As a scholar and educator who has consistently explored the social implications of the teaching and learning of English, I applaud this book’s concern with documenting the previously unheard voices of language learners and teachers around the world. The book is unique in the manner in which it focuses on the everyday experiences of marginalized English teachers and learners in various contexts around the globe. It also is unique in the manner in which it brings together researchers, teachers and learners to qualitatively investigate a great diversity of local language learning contexts. This book is a must read for anyone concerned with the current spread of English and its implications for individuals not typically foregrounded in language learning and teaching research.” — Dr. Sandra Lee McKay, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University, USA
📒Volunteer Vacations ✍ Doug Cutchins
✏Volunteer Vacations Book Summary : For the increasing number of people looking for ways to make a difference while on vacation, this fully updated edition is filled with in-depth information to get them ready for their adventure, including contacts, locations, costs, dates, project details, and profiles of 150 select organizations running thousands of programs in the United States and around the world. Including new details about long-term projects and organizations specifically tailored for families, seniors, and the disabled, this definitive sourcebook provides a wealth of opportunities for anyone interested in taking a truly meaningful vacation and provides new anecdotes about all kinds of jobs and the positive impact they had on volunteers' lives.
📒The Better World Handbook ✍ Ellis Jones
✏The Better World Handbook Book Summary : The definitive guide for people wanting to make a positive difference in the world.
📒Around The Globe For Women S Health ✍ Taraneh Shirazian
✏Around the Globe for Women s Health Book Summary : In the increasingly globalized twenty-first century, cross-cultural communication and knowledge of culturally informed health practices are critical skills for women’s health providers. Around the Globe for Women’s Health is a concise, culturally sensitive, and clinically relevant guide that aims to increase health equity through prevention and improved clinical care for women around the world. Case-based chapters highlight clinical issues (such as obstetric fistula, malaria, and postpartum hemorrhage) and barriers to care (the unmet need for family planning, or limited radiotherapy in low-resource countries, for example). Around the Globe for Women's Health is a must-have resource not just for physicians considering working in another country, but all providers seeking to provide better care for diverse populations of women within the United States.
📒The Frugal Volunteer ✍ Nola Lee Kelsey
✏The Frugal Volunteer Book Summary : From the author of 700 Places to Volunteer Before You Die: A Traveler's Guide! Do you ever ask yourself if you could be exploring the world? Is there a way? Traveling the globe, immersing into other cultures is not a privilege reserved solely for the rich. The Frugal Volunteer is designed to opening up a world of possibilities for all travelers with an adventurous spirit and giving heart. The Frugal Volunteer is not sprinkled with trite page-fill, but is jam-packed with nearly 500 pages of pure information and motivation for the budget conscious traveler! Save countless hours of research finding & comparing budget-friendly programs Plan your journey by viewing hundreds of volunteer opportunities in one convenient place Plan your route with financially-savvy projects listed by region and country Get advice on getting the most from the experience and from your wallet Discover additional resources for affordable give back travel Chapters Include: Introduction: Short and Long-Term Budget Friendly Travel Defining Budget-Friendly Volunteering Before: Selecting a Volunteer Project During: Your Volunteer Assignment After: The Ambassador Effect Squeezing Every Penny from You Experience The Budget-Savvy Guide - Featuring 400 pages of detailed program descriptions of the world's more affordable volunteer opportunities Additional Resources for all your budget travel needs From fee-free to budget-savvy and all inclusive opportunities around the world, The Frugal Volunteer is the must have book for people who want more out of their travel! Unearth the most affordable opportunities for give back travelers. Discover how you can serve around the globe without breaking the bank, all while immersing into new worlds and returning home with a new perspective on life.
📒Volunteer Tourism ✍ Angela M. Benson
✏Volunteer Tourism Book Summary : Volunteer Tourism is one of the major growth areas in contemporary tourism, where tourists for various reasons seek alternative goodwill experiences and activities. To meet this demand there has been a surge in volunteer programmes offered in range of destinations organized by a variety of charities and tour operators which is predicted to continue to grow in the future. Volunteer Tourism provides an in-depth analysis of the complex issues associated with traditional and contemporary volunteer tourism. Reflecting the growth in this phenomenon, this book provides a cohesive collection of chapters written from a range of international expert scholars and researchers. The theoretically rich, practically applied and empirically grounded contributions are based on current and diverse research in the area. This groundbreaking volume explores topics which have not been addressed in the literature before, such as the impact on host communities, introducing new areas and ideas to the field. The diverse range of themes are identified and addressed, including volunteer tourism and sustainability to, uniquely, the examination of volunteer tourism stakeholders – volunteers themselves, the host-to-guest exchange, and the organizations – and management of volunteers. These themes are examined in a range of international case studies, demonstrating the wide range of issues associated with volunteer tourism. This volume is a timely addition offering an innovative approach to the area. Volunteer Tourism will be of interest to both students and researchers interested in tourism, leisure and development, as well as non-academics, practitioners, NGOs government officials at all levels.
📒Volunteering At Home And Abroad ✍ Jeanne Leffers
✏Volunteering at Home and Abroad Book Summary : Covers what nurses need to consider, know, and plan if they want to volunteer. Covers the entire volunteering process from choosing an organization to settling into the volunteer experience to re-entering society after the experience. Filled with practical tips and advice about volunteering, whether a novice or more experienced volunteer. Contains information for students and faculty members who are interested in volunteering, particularly abroad.