Volunteers and Mentorship

Volunteers and Mentorship

A resource list to support this section of our Permaculture Design Course

The Voluntourist’s Dilemma (Published 2016)

Are vacationers who spend spring break volunteering in developing countries really helping anyone?

As 'Voluntourism' Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

More young adults and teens are swapping suntanning and sightseeing for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms | WWOOF

Explore Destinations Where do you want to WWOOF? Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) is a worldwide movement to link visitors (WWOOFers) with organic farmers, promote a cultural and educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming and sustain ...

How To Organize A SkillShare And Shift The Culture Of Your Community

In this article I will show you how to transform the way your community learns and cooperates, through learning how to organize a skillshare.

Internships in permaculture: a continuing dilemma

Is paying to do an internship a valid arrangement or is it merely monetising the idea? People paying to do unpaid work as an intern is a practice we find in permaculture from time to time. Presumably, payment covers food, accomodation and, perhaps, intern insurance.

The Social Media Guide - Radi-Aid

Even though harm is not intended, many volunteers and travelers end up sharing images and text that only feed the stereotypical imagery instead of breaking them down. This is your go-to guide before and during your trip, to ensure ethical social media use.

Workaway in over 180 countries - give meaning to your travels

Immerse yourself in local culture and community. Learn, teach, volunteer, help stay and share skills. Get off the tourist trail. Contact tens of thousands of local hosts worldwide.

Worldpackers: Work Exchange, Volunteer Abroad, Gap Year

Volunteer experiences in over 100 countries, Programs for Travelers, and Content made by a community of 1,5 million travelers and hosts. Travel the world with Worldpackers!

TEDxOverlake - Karen Russell - Modern Mentoring: The Good, The Bad and The Better

Karen Russell's a Harvard-trained lawyer at Davis Wright Tremaine. She is the Firm-Wide Manager of Diversity Initiatives. Karen also works as an Inclusion consultant to help clients develop best practice proactive strategies for managing inclusion, diversity and multi-cultural issues. Karen is the proud Daughter of NBA legend Bill Russell, who was the first African-American coach in pro sports. He won eleven championships in thirteen years using a mentoring and teamwork model. Karen uses her Dad's winning leadership principles in her work. In addition to blogging on the Huffington Post, Karen's actively involved in charity work. She's an unabashed Political Junkie. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

Volunteers won't sign up? 5 things Nonprofits or Service Clubs must do

Struggling to recruit volunteers for your project, service club, or nonprofit? Here are 5 tips to give your volunteer recruitment strategy a boost! #volunteer #nonprofits #nonprofit People want to volunteer and make a difference for your cause, but sometimes we can do a better job communicating our needs and the impact they’ll make. In this video I’ll share some key volunteer recruitment and management best practices and give you some of the top tips I’ve developed learned from managing volunteers through my nonprofit organization. Whether you run a nonprofit in need of volunteers, or are seeking church volunteers, or volunteers for a Kiwanis or Key Club, Rotary Club, Civitans, other service club, or just a one time service project, try out these strategies and let me know how they make a difference for you! // WHAT TO WATCH NEXT How Successful Nonprofits Fundraise when Starting and Growing https://youtu.be/-HeFuJRb1N4 7 Mistakes I Made Starting a Non Profit | #Entrepreneurship https://youtu.be/75rPHdXU5P0 Time Management Tips from a Nonprofit Executive Director #Girlboss https://youtu.be/-Tu7ywezfnM // MORE ABOUT ME Hi! I’m Amber, a nonprofit founder, Executi

How to Get a Mentor - Tedx Talk from Ellen Ensher

Mentoring and career expert, Professor Ellen Ensher, Ph.D., discusses tips on how to get a mentor during a TEDx talk at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. (http://www.ellenensher.com). For more on this subject, and other tips on mentoring and careers, visit: http://www.ellenensher.com