Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Take a Vacation

Before you make a career change, try working in the field as a volunteer (www.aarp.org/makeadifference/volunteer).
VolunteerMatch lists thousands of nonprofit groups seeking volunteers (http://www.volunteermatch.org/).
Volunteers of America organizes service trips in national parks and forests (http://www.voa.org/).
Minnesota-based Global Volunteers arranges assignments for social and economic development projects throughout the world
(800-487-1074; http://www.globalvolunteers.org/).
Volunteer Vacations (Chicago Review Press, 1999), by Bill McMillon, contains profiles of nearly 300 organizations that sponsor volunteer travel opportunities. [Source: "25 Ways to Reinvent Yourself" originally published in Modern Maturity January - February 2000, transcribed by Greg Olszewski.]

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