Posts Tagged ‘volunteering’

Lost Girl of the Week: Brenna Mulvaney

Lost Girl of the Week: Brenna Mulvaney
Brenna Mulvaney, this week’s LG, believes she is the definition of the undefinable Lost Girl. She believes that the beauty of travel doesn’t come from bars or museums, but from connecting with people and their cultures. Follow her adventures at www.fabuleuxdestinbrenna.com. ***** If you could...
January 26th, 2011 | Lost Girl of the Week | Read More

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs
Cape Town, South Africa By: Laura Malandra Backpacking through Europe, living on a cruise ship through Semester at Sea, and language immersion programs are some great ways to explore the globe. Studying abroad is one of the most unique and memorable ways to spend a semester of college. However, have...
January 25th, 2011 | South Africa, Studying Abroad, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

What to Eat Now: LG Food News 11.24.10

By Danielle E. Alvarez LG Food Editor A roundup of the most delicious news in the world ***** Universal Turkey Day Menu Thanksgiving is one of those wonderful foodie American holidays that I often wish the entire world would celebrate. As ridiculous as it may seem to suggest such a thing, there are just...
November 23rd, 2010 | Food News, United States | Read More

How To Improve Your Life!

How To Improve Your Life!
You don’t have to do something as drastic as The Lost Girls and quit your job, sell all your possessions, and live out of a backpack for a year to add a sense of discovery to your life. Here are four quick ways you can uncover that open state of mind that travel often brings—and live more mindfully—in...
October 19th, 2010 | Lost Girls, North America, Travel Philosophy, United States, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

You Can Change a Life Right Now!

You Can Change a Life Right Now!
By Emily Bowers, LG Fundraising and Marketing Intern As women of the world, “Lost Girls” feel the call to explore different places and dive into new cultures, and part of that journey means finding ways to give back. So we have created the Lost & Found to help other women around the world...
September 23rd, 2010 | Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Giving Back: Grassroots.org

Giving Back: Grassroots.org
By Lisa Katzenberger Special to The Lost Girls In the season of giving, there are plenty of non-profit organizations where you can donate money to support a wonderful cause. But Grassroots.org is a unique way to donate your skills. This organization provides technical infrastructure – like website...
December 15th, 2009 | Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Are Women’s Rights a National Security Issue?

Are Women’s Rights a National Security Issue?
According to yesterday’s episode of Oprah, yes. New York Times journalist and co-author of Half the Sky Nicholas Kristof said helping women in war-torn countries actually fights terrorism. Why? Women with financial freedom are more likely to use their resources for the health and education of themselves...
October 1st, 2009 | Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

International Volunteering: 5 Steps to Finding a Fit

International Volunteering: 5 Steps to Finding a Fit
Today guest blogger Kelly Newsome returns to Lost Girls World, sharing some tips from her article “Giving Back While You’re Gone” on how to find a fulfilling international volunteer opportunity. A self-described “recovering business attorney,” Kelly took a career break to...
September 30th, 2009 | Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost Girls’ Cause: Armchair Volunteering

Lost Girls’ Cause: Armchair Volunteering
If you’ve been dreaming of doing a volunteer vacation but don’t have the time or money, long-distance volunteering might be for you. It’s free, doesn’t require you to use up your vacation days, and can make a big impact on people around the globe. A reader wrote in to tell us...
June 12th, 2009 | Calling & Texting, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

It Takes a Village: part 2

It Takes a Village: part 2
As many of you know, Jen, Amanda and I volunteered in Kenya through a program called Village Volunteers, and this is a classroom at Pathfinder Academy, a school where we lived in huts and worked with the children. Recent elections in Kenya have triggered violence between the different tribes, volunteers...
January 28th, 2008 | Health & Safety, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More