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VolunTourism: The Way to Travel

Courtesy of VolunTourism. "Laying Block with HfH Jordan" Copyright © JITOA, All Rights Reserved

As a leader in international volunteering, America’s Unofficial Ambassadors is always searching for smart and innovative ways that average American’s can volunteer abroad. Enter David Clemmons, and his concept of VolunTourism. VolunTourism encourages individuals to travel in a way that allows tourists to give back the community they are visiting and gain meaninginful experiences while abroad. To really understand the idea, please check out the VolunTourist Newsletter, a fantastic source of news and information on global voluntourism initiatives, the impact of international voluntary service, and best practices in the industry. In his post, David Clemmons, founder of VolunTourism.org, praises of one of AUA’s Directory-listed programs: Habitat for Humanity’s (HFH) Global Village Program. Read on to learn about how HFH’s Jordan program has successfully combined meaningful volunteer service and community engagement with cultural tourism experiences. If building homes together with low-income families and visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World sounds captivating to you as well, check out HFH’s profile on the AUA Directory for more information about how you can join a Global Village team and volunteer with HFH in the Muslim World.

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This entry was posted on July 29, 2011 by in Volunteer Related and tagged , , , , .
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