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FEATURES:
FEATURE ARTICLE 1
FEATURE ARTICLE 2

COLUMNS:
So You May Know
UnXpected
Wisdom & Insight
VT-Lines
3-Q's
Supply Chain
Study & Research


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FEATURE ARTICLE
VolunTourism: From Whence They May Come - Part IV
In this issue we look to the Northeastern Atlantic and the United Kingdom to discover what contributing factors may play a role in the growth of VolunTourists amongst the population. The Gap Year is certainly one element, but what else is building a culture of VolunTourism in the UK?

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FEATURE ARTICLE
VolunTourism: Maintaining Its Integrity
Now that VolunTourism motivations and business practices are being questioned by travelers, practitioners within the nonprofit/NGO Community & the tourism sector, as well as members of the media, it may be the appropriate time to release my thoughts on how the VolunTourism Industry will be able to maintain its integrity. But, don't expect to find the customary ethical code of conduct or association-based "commandments" from this little corner of the VolunTourism Universe. I have a much more proactive approach - The Mystery VolunTourist!

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COLUMNS

So You May Know

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VolunTourism: A Starting Point
It is difficult to discern the truth as to who can use the assistance more: travelers or the residents of the communities to which we travel. The good news is that both parties can benefit from VolunTourism. Uppermost in our minds as VolunTourists and practitioners of VolunTourism must be honoring the fact that service is reciprocal. This will be so, if, and only if, our attitude is in alignment with the notion that we, too, are in need.

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UnXpected

VolunTourism: How Do I Tell The Story?
The questions and comments are becoming more diverse. For this issue, the general question is: 'How do I let folks know about VolunTourism and how do I do it myself?'

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Wisdom & Insight

Women & VolunTourism
Straw polling of VolunTourism Operators has levied results that are not flattering, men! If you are a member of the male species, cover your eyes, female VolunTourists outnumber you three-to- one. In a recent episode of "The VolunTourist" webcast, Dr. Sally Brown, Founder of Ambassadors For Children, Nancy Rivard, President & Founder of Airline Ambassadors, and Renee Werbin, Pub-lisher of Travel Girl, Inc., shared their wisdom, insight and thoughts on Women & VolunTourism.

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VT-Lines

VolunTourism Course & Practicum (In-House News & Notes)
This issue, we highlight the anticipated arrival of Dr. Nancy McGehee, Assistant Professor in the Hospitality & Tourism Management Program at the Virginia Tech University, to the U.S./Mexico Border Region. She will be offering a one-week, 3-credit course on VolunTourism at San Diego State University (SDSU) from January 28 - February 3, 2008.

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3-Q's

VolunTourism 'Under 25'
Greg Tehven is a Co-Founder of Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF). He, along with Cody J. Nelson of Bmidji State University and Karinda Washington of BOTS Entertainment, participated in a recent episode of "The VolunTourist" Webcast.

Greg offered some marvelous insights as to the role that young people, under the age of 25, will play in the continuing unfoldment of the VolunTourism industry. He shared some of his personal experiences that have made him a "Leader Forever." His answers will certainly allay any concerns you may have about what the future holds for this world, and what the Millennials may deliver in their quest to serve and alter the status quo.

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Supply Chain

Hands Up Holidays
Christopher Hill has a unique way of signing off his emails: "Yours In Community Development." Knowing that folks like Chris are part of the ever-growing VolunTourism family gives me great comfort. In fact, Hands Up Holidays incorporates such responsible business practices as offering an e-brochure to reduce paper usage. And the tag line on the front says it all: "Meaningful holidays - blending amazing sights with a 'taste' of volunteering."

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Study & Research

Healthcare Volunteers: Preferences & Trends
For this issue of the Research Forum section of “The Voluntourist,” Dr. Nancy McGehee presents a summary regarding recent research conducted on health-related volunteers from Neilesh Patel (lead investigator) and Elliot Mendelsohn of HealthCare Volunteer, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that created the world’s first research on global health volunteering preferences and trends.

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