Adventure Philanthropists (28)

No Butts in our Bay!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Team Erin-Aura-Van

Last Saturday was the 30th Annual International Coastal Clean-Up Day—the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up our oceans and waterways.

648,015 volunteers in 92 countries picked up trash. Here’s the list of Top 10 countries:

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Purpose + Passion = Adventure Philanthropy

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Erin-with-School-Kids, photo by GoErinGo

This week I wrote a guest post for Wildland Adventures, giving the inside scoop on how I became an Adventure Philanthropist and why volunteering is contagious!

Hint: it all started in the Mountains of Tanzania…

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Financing your Adventurous Life

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Milford Trek, photo by GoErinGo

Here I define adventure philanthropy and chat about how to finance an adventurous life.

Watch the video to hear how you too can be an Adventure Philanthropist—whether traveling the world or doing good works in our own backyard.

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Inspiration Safari *Interview*

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

madagascar_josephine, photo by Kristian Ruggieri

Adventure Philanthropist Kristian Ruggieri shares her documentary film project: Inspiration Safari.

Learn what inspires her, as well as where and why she volunteers across the globe.

And check out her videos too!

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Volunteering in Dangerous Places

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Erin in Druze Dress

Lebanon is one of the most complex countries I’ve visited, which made volunteering there especially stimulating (if not a little scary at times).

Read more about this quintessential volunteer experience…

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Adventure Philanthropist Video: Be a Volunteer Firefighter!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

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Two facts: 1) Every 23 seconds, firefighters respond to an emergency call, and 2) 3/4 of all firefighters are volunteers.

Who knew our fire services are overwhelmingly volunteer? Here my friend Ken enlightens me about how and why he became a volunteer firefighter:

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Volunteering Around the World

Monday, November 26th, 2012

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I met Julia at a hostel in La Paz, Bolivia. As we chatted, it became clear that Julia was the poster child of volunteering abroad, with several significant stints under her belt.

Here’s a taste of Julia’s volunteer experiences in Iceland, Bolivia, the Galapagos and Cambodia:

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Volunteer in Mexico! *Video*

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Smilesquared Photo

I met Luana on my San Blas sail. One day, she told me that she actually started her around-the-world trip in Mexico, volunteering at a nonprofit organization helping children for 3 months.

Watch Lu’s video on what she did and why she wants to return…

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Helping Orphans in Romania *Video*

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Romanian Girl Close

My friend Brid has volunteered in both South America (Ecuador) and Eastern Europe (Romania) during her travels.

Hear what she discovered during her 2 trips to Romania and the lessons that she shares for all of us interested in volunteering overseas.

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Volunteering in Nepal – Adventure Philanthropist *Video*

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

ABC Sunrise Outline GoErinGo © Erin Michelson

Do you want to volunteer overseas?

Watch the video and hear how my good friend Pirjo from Finland uses her professional skills to help leprosy patients in Nepal.

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