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Making Impact Around the World

February 1, 2010

Are you looking for ways to volunteer abroad during spring break? Have you thought about ways to give back to your global community?  Then consider attending Idealist’s annual Global Volunteering Fair on Thursday, February 4th where you can meet with more than 20 organizations including Global Citizens Network, Projects Abroad, World Teach and more (listed below).  At the fair you can also attend workshops on topics like the basics of volunteering abroad, strategies for making international volunteering affordable, and using Google tools to research, document, and share your experiences abroad.

Registration is free but a count of potential attendees is needed.  For more information or to RSVP, visit the Global Volunteering Fair website or send an email to erinb@idealist.org.

The Global Volunteering Fair will be held at Google’s Washington office at 1101 New York Avenue NW on Thursday, February 4th, from 6:00-9:00 P.M.*  The fair will offer you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives of organizations that coordinate volunteer projects around the world, including:

* Atlas Service Corps

* Catholic Network of Volunteer Service

* CDC Development Solutions

* Cross-Cultural Solutions

* CUSO-VSO

* Earthwatch Institute

* Foundation for Sustainable Development

* Franciscan Mission Service

* Global Citizens Network

* Greenheart Travel

* InterExchange, Inc.

* International Education Programs

* MASA Israel Journey

* Peace Corps DC Regional Office

* Projects Abroad

* ProWorld Service Corps

* SIT Graduate Institute

* Visions in Action

* WAVES for Development International

* WorldTeach

* Youth Challenge International (YCI)

*Please note that the doors will close at 8:30

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