The Risks and Rewards of Volunteering Abroad
Monday, March 13, 2017
In the wake of international disasters, many feel the call to have an impact -- to make a difference -- to volunteer. The unexpected and immediate nature of earthquakes, floods, famine and war often compel volunteers and humanitarian aid workers to set out where needed, with little consideration for their own needs abroad. Today we'll explore how you can best lend aid to those in need abroad, and what precautions and preparations to take before you set out. Later, a behind-the-scenes look at the new WHRV podcast, Educationally Speaking.
Dr. Judith Lasker - is the N.E.H. Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Lehigh University and the author of Hoping to Help: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering
Chris Cruz - is the Senior Vice President of International Programs at Operation Smile
Leslie Toledo - is the Program Director for Physicians for Peace
Barry Graham - is co-producer of the podcast Educationally Speaking. He is also the host of Pickin' and Acoustic Highway on WHRV-FM
Kathy Martin - is co-producer of the podcast Educationally Speaking