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Alternatives to the Peace Corps : a guide to global volunteer opportunities

Author: Paul Backhurst
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : Food First Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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Want to work on a volunteer project that really matters but don't know where to start looking? Alternatives to the Peace Corps is the original resource for finding community-based, grassroots volunteer work-the kind of work that changes the world, one person at a time. Thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated in this new edition, Alternatives to the Peace Corps has: listings for over 100 carefully selected national
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Genre/Form: Directories
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Backhurst
ISBN: 0935028994 9780935028997
OCLC Number: 62469490
Description: x, 144 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface --
[pt.] 1. Alternatives to the Peace Corps --
1. Moving beyond the Peace Corps --
Volunteering for the Peace Corps --
United States Agency for International Development --
VISTA and AmeriCorps --
Nongovernmental organizations --
2. Assessing your needs and narrowing your search --
What sorts of projects are available? --
What are your motivations? --
Evaluating an organization --
Fundraising --
Bringing the lessons to life --
3. How to use this book --
[pt.] 2. Organizations and resources --
4. International voluntary service organizations --
5. US voluntary service organizations --
6. Alternative travel and study overseas --
7. Resources --
Other organizations --
Guides to international voluntary service --
Guides to US voluntary service --
Publications on travel and tourism --
Resources for finding jobs in development --
Online resources --
Further reading --
Alphabetical index --
Geographical index --
About Food First.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Backhurst.
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Want to work on a volunteer project that really matters but don't know where to start looking? Alternatives to the Peace Corps is the original resource for finding community-based, grassroots volunteer work-the kind of work that changes the world, one person at a time. Thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated in this new edition, Alternatives to the Peace Corps has: listings for over 100 carefully selected national and international organizations, tips on researching and evaluating.

Organizations, advice on budgeting and fund-raising, an extensive resource section full of books, websites, and organizations for further reading and research.

...And much more. Whether you want to volunteer at home or abroad, and whether you can spend two years or two weeks, Alternatives to the Peace Corps will help you find a volunteer experience to match your highest ideals. Book jacket.

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