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- National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 19.95
Travel industry experts report that more and more people are combining vacations with volunteer work?the growing phenomenon called "voluntourism." Professionals predict this will be a key growth area for years to come; the voluntourists themselves find it a rewarding activity, good for body and soul. And nobody provides such a fun, inviting overview... more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 15.00
You want to make a difference in the world, but don't know where to begin. Now you can. Here is just the guide to lots of exciting ways that are more personal and fun than merely writing a check. For every day of the year, 365 Ways to Change the World is packed with information and ideas that don't take a lot of special skills to put into action,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 148.00
The probation service's venture into financial partnerships with non-statutory agencies during the 1990s was viewed both as a development opportunity for improving services, and as a threat to professional identity and job security. Judith Rumgay studies partnership development with particular focus on programmes for substance misusing offenders. She... more...
- University Press of America 2012; US$ 26.99
African Son records the author?s many trips to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, Fulbright scholar, teacher, and traveler. These personal essays range from sympathetic descriptions of village life in Senegal and Cameroon to detailed accounts of the rich physical and natural worlds in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Madagascar. more...
- Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 32.99
In the 1880s, social reform leaders warned that the "unworthy" poor were taking charitable relief intended for the truly deserving. Armed with statistics and confused notions of evolution, these "scientific charity" reformers founded organizations intent on limiting access to relief by the most morally, biologically, and economically unfit. Brent... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 38.00
Explaining the idea of altruism, this book explores how we have come to be altruistic, and considers why it is important to remain altruistic in order maintain the fragile fabric of human society. It surveys the history of the concept of altruism and examines it from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including moral philosophy. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
In 1975, a new group of Peace Corps volunteers landed on the island nation of Tonga. Among them was Deborah Gardner -- a beautiful twenty-three-year-old who, in the following year, would be stabbed twenty-two times and left for dead inside her hut. Another volunteer turned himself in to the Tongan police, and many of the other Americans were sure... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 29.95
How ordinary citizens dedicated to service can change the face of America's most critical issues What if the nation were able to capitalize on the energy of Americans willing to serve and volunteer for a year or more? This inspirational book tells the stories of real people who have dedicated themselves to service and the nonprofits that engaged... more...