Archives for Volunteer Sabbatical
Mixing travel and good deeds is a always a great recipe for a sabbatical. Maybe you want to volunteer abroad but are skittish about taking a chance on a charitable organization you’ve never heard in a far-off place … like Mongolia.
Would the rock-solid reputation of “Habitat for Humanity” help you take the leap?
No one disputes the need [...]
As one of five finalists, I still drool over the almost-mine opportunity to accompany a two-time Pulitzer Prize journalist on a trip to the developing world. Winning that Win-a-Trip 2011 Contest sponsored by The New York Times offered by Nicholas Kristof meant time out of my everyday rat race to one of the most desperate places on the [...]
Individuals planning sabbaticals often ponder the “giving back” opportunity. Some sabbatical-goers spend their entire sabbatical as a volunteer in their community or in a far-flung country; others carve out a portion of their time away to help others. If either of these experiences describe what you did or are planning on your sabbatical, we invite [...]
Almost 2,000 entries were received for the IKEA sabbatical contest, and five finalists have been chosen. Now through January 17th, you can cast your vote for the winner, who will receive a year-long sabbatical worth $100,000 and a 3-day/2-night trip to a spa resort in Phoenix, Ariz., to participate in a one-hour life coaching session [...]
In an interview last week, Elizabeth talked with a man who had taken a 3-month sabbatical – an eye-popping, continent-hopping adventure with family and friends. Right before I was ready to glow blue-green with envy (blue for the two oceans he crossed; green for the amount of money this adventure must have cost), I tripped [...]
With a clot the size of a golf ball in her head, Jill Bolte Taylor’s work at Harvard’s brain research center got personal. Her stroke left her without the use of her left hemisphere. She lost the basic analytical functions like her ability to speak, understand numbers or letters. Surgery and eight years of recovery [...]
While some of us are content to pick up a hammer to help Habitat in our communities, others have wanderlust wrapped around their desire to help others. During the last week, likely your heart has broken or at least felt a wee bit blubbery with news of the human suffering from tragedies in Myanmar [...]