Outdoors

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Cultural Destination Nepal

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Cultural Destination Nepal. Cultural Destination Nepal logo - Volunteer Global more»

Five Questions To Ask Before Booking Your Volunteer Trip

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December 31, 1969

Since a lot of this website focuses on international volunteerism, I’ll change things up today and focus on US based volunteering. more»

How To Volunteer For Biological Research

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December 31, 1969

I am always excited to see people volunteer to gain more experience in their discipline. While there are many good, altruistic reasons to volunteer abroad, I’m always impressed by people who are able to see the thousands of volunteer abroad projects around the world as open doors to professional experience. more»

PFBC to Host Informational Meeting on Big Spring Creek Habitat Project

1 year 26 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is inviting anglers and the general public to an informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Big Spring High School in Cumberland County to learn more about the agency’s habitat and fisheries management plan for Big Spring Creek. more»

All About Environmental Movements And Their Impact On Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Ancient civilizations were concerned about it. Development and modernization inexplicably degraded it to the point that complete restoration is impossible. It sustains all life, yet human life degrades it continuously. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Merazonia

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Merazonia. Merazonia logo - Volunteer Global more»

1980s, ’90s Dance Party to Raise Funds For Breast Cancer Services

1 year 26 weeks ago

Who can forget the 1980s and ’90s with the big hair, torn up jeans and the explosion of music from heavy metal bands and pop queen Britney Spears? Two decades filled with free expression and rebellion – what better way to speak out about breast cancer and the fight for a cure than to celebrate that era? more»

How To Network While Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

When most people picture themselves volunteering abroad, they usually don't think about how their project relates to professional development. But what could be more professional than gaining new skill sets, using your expertise to do meaningful work, and making valuable contacts in your field? That's right—networking. more»

Monster Mash Baseball Bash at LLB Stadium

1 year 26 weeks ago

Although Monster Mash Baseball Bash will not be held in the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum this year, special activities to celebrate the season are scheduled at the Little League® Stadium Gift Shop on the Little League® International complex.

The store will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, for a Halloween Sales Extravaganza. more»

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Airmen Pond

1 year 26 weeks ago

Mayor Campana is pleased to invite the public to attend the grand opening of the city’s first community ice rink. It is also the home of
our newest professional hockey team, The Williamsport Outlaws. 

The 6:00 p.m. ribbon cutting will take place on the location of Airmen Pond at Bowman Field on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

 

Guest Article: Archaeology Vacations

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December 31, 1969

Today's article is brought to you by Robin Van Auken. As a historical archaeologist, Robin specializes in promoting history, archaeology and preservation. She works with museums and non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, public and private schools, and avocational archaeology groups. more»

Fisheries Sampling Demonstration Set for Kaercher Creek Lake

1 year 26 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission invites the public to a fish trap-netting demonstration at Kaercher Creek Lake, Berks County, on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. more»

Fisheries Sampling Demonstration Set for Kaercher Creek Lake

1 year 26 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission invites the public to a fish trap-netting demonstration at Kaercher Creek Lake, Berks County, on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. more»

Fisheries Sampling Demonstration Set for Kaercher Creek Lake

1 year 26 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission invites the public to a fish trap-netting demonstration at Kaercher Creek Lake, Berks County, on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. more»

Photography Contest Entry Deadline Extended to January 31

1 year 26 weeks ago

Picture yourself as the winner of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) annual photography contest. There’s still time since the PFBC has extended its deadline for entries to January 31, 2013. Past winners have seen their works featured in Commission publications such as Pennsylvania Angler & Boater magazine and enlarged as visuals for PFBC sportshow exhibits. more»

Muncy Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk, Kids' Fun Run, Fall Festival

1 year 26 weeks ago

The Muncy Ward L. Myers Elementary School will host the Second Annual Muncy Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk, Kids' Fun Run and Fall Festival. Proceeds from this event will be used to continue to support programs, activities and supplies offered for the students of Ward L. Myers Elementary School. more»

Volunteering For Youth Engagement: Helping Young People Become Global Citizens

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December 31, 1969

While some say the measure of a country’s greatness is though examining the treatment of the poor or the weak, or even through its biodiversity, it is becoming more popular amongst those in the social justice, development, and political worlds to measure a country’s greatness based on the way it treats its children.Teenage boys - volunteering for youth empowerment - Volunteer Global more»

Stroll through Historic Muncy Homes

1 year 26 weeks ago

Experience the beauty and charm of one of Pennsylvania’s finest communities as the Muncy Historical Society hosts its annual Historic Homes and Walking Tour from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. more»

Learn to Skate at Airmen Pond

1 year 27 weeks ago

Registrations are scheduled for Learn to Skate and youth ice hockey lessons at the Airmen Pond at Bowman Field, 1700 West Fourth Street In Williamsport, on Thursday and Friday, October 11th and 12th at 5:00pm to 7:00pm. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Casas De La Esperanza

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Casas de la Esperanza. Casas de la Esperanza - Volunteer Global more»

Internships Abroad: Where To Go, What To Do, And How To Get Started

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December 31, 1969

I am so excited for Volunteer Global’s new intern abroad programs. more»

Volunteering With A Political Campaign: What You Can Do And How To Get Started!

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December 31, 1969

'Tis the season—the election season, that is! As the 2012 election gets closer, so does the frenzy with which candidates campaign across the United States. Since people are campaigning right now for nearly every level of government, there is a huge variety in the type of work that you can do as a volunteer and where you can do it. more»

Numerous Awards Presented at Commission Meeting

1 year 27 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) presented several awards Tuesday as part of its quarterly business meeting held here. The following awards were presented:

Lifesaving Award more»

Weekend Roundup: October 5, 2012

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December 31, 1969

News & EventsVolunteering in Canada- Volunteer Global

Our friends at Volunteer Forever officially launched their crowdfunding and review platforms last month. more»

Hereford Manor Property Open for Public Use

1 year 28 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced that construction to breach the dams at the Hereford Manor Lakes in Beaver County is complete and that a majority of the facility has reopened for public use. The parking lot on Lake Road is currently closed but is expected to be open September 29. more»

Volunteering Abroad In Canada: A Look At Three Organizations Providing Service Projects Nationwide

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December 31, 1969

Looking for a volunteer abroad experience that provides all the comforts of speaking English or French, while also staying rooted in North America? Interested in serving populations and programs that are oftentimes overlooked in developed societies, but crucial to the social justice of the country’s inhabitants? more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Volunteering To Learn

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Volunteering To Learn.Volunteering To Learn Logo - Volunteer Global more»

Commission to Launch New Mentored Youth Pilot Program

1 year 28 weeks ago

At its quarterly business meeting today, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) previewed a mentored youth pilot program it will launch next spring on the Saturday preceding the southeast regional opening day of trout season. more»

Public skating, lessons, hockey at The Pond

1 year 28 weeks ago

A group of individuals, citizens of Williamsport, are involved in a campaign to promote the building of a Civic Arena with an ice rink for 2013. As a way to spark interest and raise support, an outdoor, refrigerated ice surface will soon be under construction at Historic Bowman Field. more»

Want To Take An Alternative Break? Here's What You Can Do!

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December 31, 1969

Erin Budmayr recently joined the Volunteer Global team as our Campus Program Development intern. A senior at the University of South Dakota, Erin is helping us develop our campus partnership programs. more»

October Events in Lycoming

1 year 28 weeks ago

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Commission to Draw Down Mountain Springs Lake

1 year 28 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that deficiencies at Luzerne County’s Mountain Springs Lake have prompted the agency to completely drain the reservoir and proceed with plans to breach the dam. “Commission engineers and the state Department of Environmental Protection routinely inspect more»

Winter Drawdowns Scheduled for High Point and Donegal Lakes

1 year 28 weeks ago

Personnel from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Division of Fisheries Management and the Bureau of Property and Engineering Services will begin drawing down two lakes in Southwest Pennsylvania next week in order to control vegetation growth. more»

Three Urban Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

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December 31, 1969

Have you noticed that most volunteer abroad programs you’ll look at take place in rural or remote areas? What about those programs taking place in larger cities? What’s available, and how can you get there?Washington, DC - Volunteer Global more»

The Mysterious World Of Virtual Volunteering

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December 31, 1969

Sensitive to harsh elements? Low on funds for travel? Work and other commitments keeping you from the volunteer projects of your dreams? Virtual volunteering may be the solution! more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Volunteer Capital Centre

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Volunteer Capital Centre. Volunteer Capital Centre Logo - Volunteer Global more»

Partnership Preview: Volunteer Forever, Your Gateway To Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Earlier this month, I had the lucky opportunity to sit down with Billy Beltz and Steve Weddle, the creators of Volunteer Forever, a brand new volunteer abroad crowdfunding and research website. more»

Jersey Shore YMCA 'Ride/Walk With the Y' Benefits Community’s Youth

1 year 29 weeks ago

Sunday, September 23, 2012, the second day of autumn, was a beautiful, cool, breezy, partly cloudy day, ideal for the 9th Annual “Ride/Walk With The Y,” sponsored by the Jersey Shore Branch of the River Valley Regional YMCA. more»

Copperhead Is a Rare Sight

1 year 29 weeks ago

A much rarer sight than a timber rattlesnake, the copperhead is our state's other beautiful poisonous reptile. This particular one was right smack on the Pine Creek Rail Trail at 3 p.m., Monday, September 24th, about 100 yards south of the gates at the Venture Inn, approximately two-and-a-half miles from the southern terminus of the trail in Jersey Shore. more»

Five Great Volunteer Abroad Opportunities For This Fall

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December 31, 1969

I don’t know about you, but after record-breaking heat waves this summer, I can’t be more excited for fall weather. It’s my favorite time of the year; in my neck of the woods, we’re all ready for pumpkin spice lattes, colorful scarves, apple cider, and hiking.Autumn volunteer opportunities - Volunteer Global more»

Volunteering For Emergency Response

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December 31, 1969

Volunteering for emergency response is one of the oldest and most popular types of domestic volunteering, but it also extends internationally in cases of disasters that necessitate emergency response. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Volunteer Uganda School

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Volunteer Uganda School.Volunteer Uganda School Kyabirwa - Volunteer Global more»

Pennsdale Haunted Barn, Hay Ride and Corn Maze

1 year 30 weeks ago

Come out for a night of frights at the Pennsdale Vol Fire Company's Haunted Barn, HayRide and new this year Corn Maze. Every Friday and Saturday Night in October from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

261 Village Road Pennsdale

http://www.pennsdalefireco.com

Service-Learning As A Nationwide Initiative: Join The Movement!

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December 31, 1969

Plenty of people have difficulty with distinguishing the difference between community service and service-learning. more»

Really, Really Important Peanut Butter: Adventures In Customs

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December 31, 1969

“Mr. Lee? Sir, we can escort your item for you to the plane.”JIF Peanut Butter - Volunteer Global

I noticed that the tone of the woman’s voice was kind as it interrupted my thoughts. I managed a soft, courteous, but extremely confused “I’m sorry…” leaving my mouth half-open. more»

Weekend Roundup: September 14, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Welcome to our newest Weekend Roundup--we hope you had a great week! Seoul, South Korea - Volunteer Global

Announcements

Erin Budmayr has joined the Volunteer Global team as our Campus Program Development Intern--check out her bio here! more»

Oktoberfest, Pub Tour Coming to Williamsport

1 year 31 weeks ago

Downtown Williamsport’s Central Business will host Oktoberfest on Oct. 6, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Central Business district between Market and Hepburn Streets will close to traffic for a 6 hour Oktoberfest Celebration which will feature live entertainment, craft vendors, food vendors and children's games more»

Volunteering In South Korea

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December 31, 1969

Imagine a country that for most of its existence was part of another and influenced greatly by other countries both in the region and around the world during times of imperialism—but that exists today with independence, and has been transformed into one of the world’s top 20 economies and enjoys one of the greatest standards of living in the region. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Thai Experience

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Thai Experience.Thai Experience - Volunteer Global more»

Reverse Culture Shock: What Changes When You Come Home?

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December 31, 1969

I was finally going home. After six beautiful full months living abroad, I would be returning back to my family, career, and rather dusty comfort zone. So much of me was excited; I was thrilled to be able to easily grocery shop again and couldn’t wait to taste my mom’s mashed potatoes. Still, a part of me felt uneasy. more»

Weekend Roundup: September 7, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Happy Friday, everybody! We hope you had a great week--fall's just around the corner, and we're excited to bring you our newest news, events, and posts from Travel Buddies and friends!Weekend Roundup for September 7, 2012 - Volunteer Global more»

Did Volunteering Change The Face Of The Olympics?

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December 31, 1969

This past Olympic season, we were all wowed by numbers. more»

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