Friday, September 26th, 2014
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:
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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…
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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.
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
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!
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
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…
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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:
Monday, November 26th, 2012
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:
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
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…
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
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.
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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.