Austin, TX (Vocus) Might 25, 2010
Motivated by a trip to South Africa in 2008 where Megan had been exposed to some of the most catastrophic conditions facing refugees fleeing their countries, especially one particular conversation with a Zimbabwean refugee who helped her understand the capacity she has to bring to the planet?s attention the plight of displaced people globally, Megan shifted concentrate, resulting with the inception of her travel volunteer blog, additional progressing into her radio show emphasizing volunteer opportunities globally.
Discussions on the show range from volunteering building houses in Haiti and Guatemala in creating immeasurable possibilities for these communities, to working with refugee kids from Zimbabwe on a number of youth coaching educational initiatives, the possibilities are endless and the influence these discussions create, generates extraordinary avenues for volunteers to identify which projects finest suits their existing requirements. A beneficial component of the shows highlights how men and women globally, who do not necessarily have the capacity to do field-based volunteering can use their skill sets via on-line volunteering and could consist of volunteering expertise such as website assistance for NGO?s, spearheading online fundraising drives utilizing social networking sites or giving guidance to NGO?s who are looking for assistance with identifying income-generated development projects.
The show utilizes different social networking web sites such as Twitter http://twitter.com/meganschiebe, their travel volunteer weblog, Facebook as nicely as My Social Actions in fostering relationships and bringing a lot more attention to these volunteer opportunities.
In addition to their radio discussions, they also host a variety of contests in engaging their listeners such as the existing contest featuring Fly for Great where listeners have the chance to win an International Volunteer Card, a system supplying extraordinary positive aspects such as flight discounts for international volunteer trips, travel insurance coverage discounts for volunteers as properly as several other rewards for volunteers.
Some of their newest functions include guest speaker, Ricardo Guerrero, founder and CEO of Stwittergy and an award-winning social media marketer. These shows will be addressing crucial aspects of how NGO?s can leverage social advertising networks in bringing more exposure and awareness to their existing volunteer projects as well as how to attract more volunteers online. This will be a excellent feature for all modest-medium sized NGO?s who are new to online technologies and searching for to identify which networks offer the most optimum exposure, and so on.
“I feel if much more individuals had been exposed to diverse conditions they would not typically be aware of and understand that by finding involved, even in a little capacity, their impact could contribute towards life saving circumstances, the effect would resonate and compel far more people to act. With our existing technology, we are at a time where we have a tremendous quantity of access to international communities in a way we have never had before, presenting opportunities for men and women internationally to volunteer both on the web as properly as through field-based volunteering?, relays Megan, on her aspirations for the growth of the radio discussions.
To view their travel volunteer weblog http://www.travelvolunteersearch.blogspot.com or for a lot more info on their upcoming shows, please get in touch with Megan Schiebe at meganschiebe(at)travelvolunteersearch(dot)com
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