Development Dialogue: Utilizing Volunteers Abroad

  •  May 13, 2015
     12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

How do we embrace its opportunities while also addressing its ethical and logistical challenges?

Utilizing volunteers abroad has grown in its popularity. From commercial companies to small nonprofits, there are several types of organizations catering to the individual or group that wants to get a deeper experience while abroad. Moreover, voluntourism is becoming a viable business for many companies and a source of revenue for many nonprofits. However, sending volunteers abroad brings with it an array of logistical and ethical questions: Do volunteers make a difference, and how do we measure the impact of a volunteer? Should volunteers have relevant skills to volunteer? How structured should a volunteer program be? How can organizations limit their liability while also providing a rewarding experience? How can we partner together to improve the volunteer experience? Join us for a panel discussions as we discuss some of these hard questions when it comes to utilizing volunteers abroad. Join a panel of Posner Tenants who will lead the discussion: Walking Tree Travel, S.O.U.L., Engineers Without Borders, and Edge of Seven.

Open to the public.
Lunch provided but a $5 donation is appreciated.
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