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David Clemmons, Founder of VolunTourism.org and Editor/Publisher of "The VolunTourist," hosts guests from both the volunteerism sector and the tourism industry to discuss such topics as "What is VolunTourism?," "The History of VolunTourism," "VolunTourism



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"How Can We Help?" - Interview with Nancy Trejos

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 13:07:08 -0500

I will be joined by Nancy Trejos, Washington Post Staff Writer, who recently inked "How Can We Help?" Nancy and I will discuss her experience and answer your questions during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-302601.mp3




"Together For Good" & VolunTourism

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:00:17 -0500

For this episode of The VolunTourist, my guest, Nancy Schetter, will discuss Together For Good. We hope to address the following questions as well: 1) What was the impetus behind the creation of Together For Good? 2) What has been the process by which Together For Good has developed its relationships with communities around the world? 3) Given the short period of time that can be dedicated to service projects via cruises, how are you structuring projects to bridge the gap between time constraints and addressing the goals & objectives of local communities?


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-298672.mp3




The Travelanthropist & VolunTourism

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 10:00:34 -0500

My guest for this week's episode of The VolunTourist is Linda Chew, Managing Editor of Travelanthropist.com. Linda and I will respond to the following questions: 1) What was the inspiration behind the creation of Travelanthropist.com? 2) What is your overarching vision for the website? 3) Based upon your experience, what insights can you offer to the VolunTourism Community regarding traveler's philanthropy and how voluntourism fits within its context?


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-296589.mp3




"Aging Backwards" & VolunTourism

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 09:57:37 -0500

Jackie Silver, author of "Aging Backwards," will join me to discuss the potential health benefits of combining service and travel.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-289498.mp3




Yoga & VolunTourism

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:01:23 -0400

My guests will join me to discuss how Yoga is expanding into the voluntourism realm. The synergies between yoga and voluntourism provide numerous points of intersection and can create unique journeys and impacts for all involved.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-277458.mp3




Book Review: 500 Places Where You Can Make A Difference

Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:00:57 -0400

Andrew Mersmann, Editor-in-Chief of Passport Magazine, and author of the new book "Frommer's 500 Places Where You Can Make A Difference" will join me to discuss the upcoming release, his personal voluntourism experiences, and what his contribution may mean for the LGBT Community as it pertains to VolunTourism.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-270029.mp3




Adventure Travel & VolunTourism

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 09:59:44 -0400

Guests will join me to discuss the unique connection between Adventure Travel & VolunTourism. 1) What aspects of Adventure Travel make it compatible with VolunTourism? 2) What are some of the motivations & characteristics of adventure travelers and how do these cross-over into a desire for serving a destination? 3) What are some examples of adventure voluntourism experiences available to travelers?


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-270027.mp3




Cuba & VolunTourism

Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:00:22 -0400

Christopher P Baker, renowned photo-journalist and the world's foremost authority on travel to Cuba, and Kimberly Haley Coleman, founder and executive director of Globe Aware, will join me to address the following questions: 1) What are key elements, logistical or otherwise, to consider when traveling to Cuba for residents of countries that do not ban travel to Cuba? 2) If the ban on travel to Cuba is lifted for U.S. citizens, what do you foresee as the benefits and challenges for stakeholders - Cuban residents, the social infrastructure, the tourism industry, and travelers? 3) Cuba has been hosting service "brigades" for decades. What changes, if any, to this format and structure do you think could be, or would be, created to potentially host more U.S. "voluntourists" to Cuba? We will discuss these topics and more on this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-270031.mp3




Videography & VolunTourism

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:01:41 -0400

My guests will join me to discuss the use of videography in conjunction with VolunTourism. 1) How can Videography be utilized to serve communities around the world? 2) What are its practical applications for members of the VolunTourism Community? 3) What elements of video production make it such a powerful medium for conveying a VolunTourism message and what tips should be considered when doing so? We will address these questions and more on this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-267653.mp3




Is VolunTourism Ready For Giving Circles?

Tue, 19 May 2009 10:13:26 -0400

Priscilla Macy, Founder, Global Sojourns; and Marc Manashil, Executive Director, The Clarence Foundation will join me to discuss the following: 1) What is a "giving circle"? 2) How can giving circles expand on your efforts as a voluntourist, or a voluntourism stakeholder, to continue your service to a destination beyond the period of a visit? 3) How can giving circles serve voluntourists in creating a more meaningful and dynamic experience with their fellow voluntourists? Please join us for answers to these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-218873.mp3




Is VolunTourism Ready For A Co-Op Or A Co-Op LCA?

Tue, 12 May 2009 10:00:07 -0400

My co-host, Richard Brooks, Director of the Health Promotion Project and Outreach Program Manager in the Department of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and guests - Colleen Coy of Just Coffee, Lynn Pitman of the School of Cooperatives at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Luc Lapointe, President, Connexion Internationale, will join me to discuss the following: 1) What are Co-ops & Co-op, LCAs? 2) What principles of Co-ops & Co-op, LCAs could be applied to VolunTourism? 3) Given the broad diversity of voluntourism stakeholders, what would be some of the first steps to organize a global co-op for VolunTourism? Please join us for answers to these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-213780.mp3




Is VolunTourism Ready For Time Banking?

Tue, 05 May 2009 10:00:02 -0400

My co-host, Richard Brooks, Director of the Health Promotion Project and Outreach Program Manager in the Department of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and guest Stephanie Rearick, Director of the Dane County Timebank, will join me to discuss the following: 1) What is Time Banking? 2) What principles of Time Banking could be applied to VolunTourism? 3) What lessons have been learned in the development of Time Banking that can be appropriate for VolunTourism as it continues to evolve and expand?Please join us for answers to these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-213778.mp3




Journeys Within Our Community & VolunTourism

Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:08:18 -0400

Gerry & Judy Laird, voluntourists, Joanne Majewski, Alternative Breaks Coordinator for the Center for Service and Action at Loyola Marymount University, and Andrea Ross, Founder of Journeys Within Tour Company (JWTC) and Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC), will join me to discuss the following: 1) How has JWOC integrated the tourism knowledge of JWTC with service to the local community? 2) When considering voluntourists' needs in juxtaposition to the needs of communities, how has JWOC been able to maintain a balanced perspective? 3) As voluntourists (Gerry & Judy) and past voluntourists (Joanne), what advice and constructive feedback are you providing and have you provided to JWOC before, during, and/or after your trip?


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-213149.mp3




10 Years Of Biosphere Expeditions & VolunTourism

Tue, 21 Apr 2009 10:00:14 -0400

Erin McCloskey, Operations Manager North America, and Kathy Wilden, Director, of Biosphere Expeditions will join me to address the following questions: 1) What was the vision behind starting Biosphere Expeditions in 1999 and how has that vision endured/changed as you celebrate your 10th birthday? 2) What have you learned about conservation, environmental stewardship, and the contributions of voluntourists to both of these objectives over the last decade? 3) How does Biosphere Expeditions bridge travelers' desires to be of service and to engage in the wonder of a destination? We will discuss these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist Webcast.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-208827.mp3




VolunTourism Opportunities In Tucson, Arizona

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:02:54 -0400

Robert Newtson, Executive Director, Friends of Saguaro National Park, and Kimberly Schmitz, Director of Communications & Public Relations, Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau join me to address the following topics: 1) How is the Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau working with local nonprofit organizations to introduce voluntary service opportunities to visitors? 2) What are some examples of nonprofit organizations with which you are currently working? 3) How do you envision expanding this program to other nonprofit organizations and sharing what you have learned thus far? We will discuss these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-208824.mp3




The State of Idaho & VolunTourism

Tue, 07 Apr 2009 10:00:36 -0400

Karen Ballard, Administrator for the State of Idaho's Tourism Office, and Kelly Staskey, Executive Director of Serve Idaho, will join me to discuss VolunTourism in the State of Idaho. 1) What was the impetus behind Tourism Idaho's adoption of voluntourism? 2) How did Tourism Idaho select the partners with which it is collaborating on this initiative? 3) How will Tourism Idaho and its partners promote and evaluate this initiative via internal and external communications? We will answer these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-202247.mp3




The State of Colorado & VolunTourism

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:00:25 -0400

Bill Manning, Managing Director of the Colorado Trail Foundation, Teresa Ana Martinez, Director of Trail Management Operations for the Continental Divide Trail Alliance, Caitlin Sullivan, of MMG Mardiks, and Lew Turner, of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, will join me to discuss the following: 1) What are some examples of programs that are being offered as a part of the State of Colorado's VolunTourism Initiative? 2) To what reasons do you attribute the increasing interest in voluntourism in Colorado? 3) What wisdom & insights have you gained through your engagements with voluntourists that could serve other entities who may be considering these types of programs? Please join us for answers to these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-203932.mp3




Advice On Multi-Generational & Family VolunTourism

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:01:20 -0400

Cheryl Delisle, Manager of Generations Touring Company, Kyle McCarthy, Co-Founder of the Family Travel Forum, and Ellen Regenstreif, PhD, Founder of Child Tours, will join me to discuss the following: (1) What are some of the key elements of multi-generational & family travel? (2) When planning voluntours for multi-generational groups, what advice would you give to tour operators & NGOs? (3) What should voluntourists keep in mind if they decide to plan their own multi-generational voluntours? Please join us for answers to these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-201672.mp3




Galveston & VolunTourism

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:02:28 -0400

Alicia Cahill, Public Information Officer for the City of Galveston, Roshelle Gaskins, of the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Christine Hopkins, of The Mitchell Family Corp, and Erin Toberman, Executive Director of Help4Galveston.org, will join me to discuss the following: (1) What is the current status of Galveston, especially from a tourism & social infrastructure standpoint? (2) How has Galveston used other destination models to develop its own VolunTourism Initiative? (3) How have the various stakeholder groups cooperated to make this effort possible? Please join us for answers to these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-196604.mp3




The Concierge & VolunTourism

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:00:12 -0500

My guests will join me to discuss facilitation of the guest voluntourism experience in hotels and other venues. 1) What is the role of a concierge? 2) How can a concierge assist a guest, or guests, in identifying voluntourism experiences within a destination or in connecting with an existing program at a specific property? 3) How can such a service benefit all voluntourism stakeholders? We will address these questions and more on this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-186503.mp3




Volunteer Coordinators & VolunTourism

Tue, 03 Feb 2009 10:00:25 -0500

Mary Lynn Perry, Volunteer Coordinator for the city of Sacramento, California, and Christine Wallace, Community Resource Coordinator, Volunteer Center of Sacramento, will join me to discuss the following: 1) What is the current role of volunteer coordinators and what duties are entailed? 2) What are potential benefits and challenges of incorporating VolunTourism into their role? 3) What educational approach(es) would best support volunteer coordinators in learning more about VolunTourism? We will answer these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-179402.mp3




Conveying The VolunTourism Experience

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 10:00:52 -0500

Mary Colleran, of Voluntourists.blogspot.com, Felicia Schneiderhan, lifeaboardmazurka.blogspot.com, and Shelley Seale, ShelleySeale.com, will join me to discuss the following: 1) What are some of the motivations to take this type of journey? 2) How does the expectation compare to the actual experience? 3) What happens after the experience and how does the after-effect linger? We will address these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-180733.mp3




VolunTourism: Purpose Meets Passion

Thu, 22 Jan 2009 10:00:31 -0500

My guests will join me to discuss these thoughts: 1) How do destinations connect with purpose to inspire greater passion within their constituency? 2) How do travelers identify their purpose in the context of their passion for travel? 3) How can the travel & tourism industry discover purpose as its passion? We will cover these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-181743.mp3




Photography & VolunTourism

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:00:21 -0500

My guest, Jeff Speigner, will join me to address the following questions: (1) Why is the role of photography particularly important for VolunTourism? (2) How has photography been used to tell the story of those connected to VolunTourism - community residents and voluntourists? (3) What are some examples of VolunTourism projects that focus on Photography as a means to serve local residents? Please join us for answers to these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-179401.mp3




Surfing & VolunTourism

Tue, 06 Jan 2009 10:01:11 -0500

Discussion will focus on the unique combination of Surfing and VolunTourism in Peru and other destinations around the world.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-163776.mp3




The BC Sustainable Tourism Collective & VolunTourism

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 10:00:53 -0500

My guests, Dave Butler and Deirdre Cambell, will join me to discuss the BC Sustainable Tourism Collective and how VolunTourism organizations may create a similar approach in destinations around the world. (1) What is the BC Sustainable Tourism Collective? (2) What were the primary motivations for creating the collective and how was it conceived? (3) What can practitioners and stakeholders within the VolunTourism sector learn from this model and what wisdom and insights can Dave and Deirdre share with us regarding their own experiences with this initiative? Please join us for answers to these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-167567.mp3




The LGBT Community & VolunTourism

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 10:01:02 -0500

My guests will join me to answer the following: (1) Why is the LGBT Community such a prime target audience for VolunTourism? (2) Who are the primary audiences that need to be educated to better understand the LGBT community and its role in voluntourism? Tourism Boards? Consulates? Travel companies in general? Trade associations in the cruise, hotel, destination arenas? (3) How can Sweet and the media take leadership roles in developing better awareness about the connection between Voluntourism and the LGBT Community? We will address these questions and more on this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-169591.mp3




Eco & Sustainable Lodges and VolunTourism

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 09:59:46 -0500

My guests will join me to discuss the following questions: 1) What are the characteristics of eco- & sustainable lodges? 2) What are some of the VolunTourism initiatives that eco & sustainable lodges are addressing in their neighboring communities and villages? 3) How can VolunTourists play an active role in supporting the development of more VolunTourism efforts in conjunction with eco & sustainable lodges in destinations around the world? We will address these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-168863.mp3




Mintel Report On Volunteer Tourism

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 10:01:08 -0500

Martine Bakker, Kristin Lamoureux, and Jean-Marc Alberola will join me to discuss the Mintel Report on Volunteer Tourism.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-160699.mp3




Immersion Traveler & VolunTourism

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:00:12 -0500

Sheryl Kayne, author of Immersion Travel USA: The Best & Most Meaningful Volunteering, Living & Learning Excursions, will join me to discuss Immersion Travel & VolunTourism.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-155124.mp3




Association Meetings & VolunTourism

Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:01:49 -0500

Sue Pelletier, MeetingsNet Web editor, mad blogger, and editor of Association Meetings magazine, will join me and representatives from ApacheCon and AMC Institute to discuss Association Meetings & VolunTourism. Our questions: 1) What is an Association meeting and what are some of its key elements? 2) How can VolunTourism create added value for Association meetings and what are some of the potential drawbacks? 3) What are some examples of VolunTourism projects that have been adopted through Association meetings? We will address these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-155122.mp3




Germany: Imagine No Limits & VolunTourism

Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:00:17 -0500

Marion Serwe, Founder of Imagine No Limits joins me to answer the following questions: 1) What was the impetus behind starting Imagine No Limits? 2) How would growing up in Germany influence someone's desire to be a VolunTourist? 3) What do you think are the unique elements of your situation, as an employee of Siemens and Founder of a VolunTourism start-up venture, that would be of particular interest to those who may be thinking of doing the same thing? For answers to these questions and more, please join us for this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-150470.mp3




Building Bridges Coalition & VolunTourism

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:02:44 -0400

My guests, Co-Chairs of the Building Bridges Coalition - Paul Joss and Steven Rosenthal, will join me to address the following questions: 1) What is the Building Bridges Coalition? 2) What are the goals and objectives of the Building Bridges Coalition? 3) How may the activities of the Building Bridges Coalition potentially impact VolunTourism? These questions and more will be discussed during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-150469.mp3




Madventurer & VolunTourism

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:00:04 -0400

John Lawler and two of his former voluntourists will join me to answer the following questions: 1) What were your motivations to participate in a voluntourism experience? 2) What expectations did you have prior to your trip? 3) What aspects of your experience did you find rewarding and what aspects were challenging? 4) What advice would you give to potential voluntourists - before, during, and after their trip? 5) How does Madventurer assist voluntourists - before, during, and after their trip? For answers to these questions and more, please join us for this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-149108.mp3




Travel Therapy & VolunTourism

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 10:00:44 -0400

My guest this week is Karen Schaler, Founder of Travel Therapy. 1) What inspired Karen to connect voluntary service and travel? 2) What are some of the journeys she has experienced? 3) As a journalist, what does she think are some of the most important elements a VolunTourist should consider before making such a trip? Please join us for answers to these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-146122.mp3




Jamaica VolunTourism

Tue, 07 Oct 2008 10:07:53 -0400

My guests, Maureen Wright-Evans and Roslyn Parker, will discuss Jamaica & VolunTourism. 1) What potential does VolunTourism have in Jamaica? 2) What are some of the obstacles for VolunTourism in Jamaica? 3) What has been the response to VolunTourism by local residents and the tourism industry? These questions and more will be addressed during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-146121.mp3




The Kugler Family & VolunTourism

Wed, 24 Sep 2008 16:01:05 -0400

My guests, the Kugler Family, will discuss their recent VolunTourism Trip to South Africa. 1) What was the impetus behind a Kugler family trip with a primary focus on volunteering? 2) What due diligence did you incorporate into discovering what you felt would be the organization likely to best serve the needs of the local community while supporting you through the process? 3) Having taken a VolunTourism trip now, what do you feel are the most important elements about which a potential voluntourist should be informed prior to departure, during the experience, and after the trip?


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-145988.mp3




Running & VolunTourism

Tue, 09 Sep 2008 10:00:47 -0400

The Friends of Penyem have teamed up with Running Away to introduce a new approach to running and philanthropy - - Running VolunTourism. How did Running Away and Friends of Penyem originally connect? As a planner of running-based trips, what have been some of the rewards and challenges of pulling this voluntourism trip together - logistically, etc, for Matt and his team? For those who have followed running as a leisure & sport activity and have seen the growth of running and philanthropy, what potential does the combination of running and voluntourism have as we look into the future? These questions and more will be addressed during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-144226.mp3




The Philadelphia CVB & VolunTourism

Tue, 02 Sep 2008 10:00:53 -0400

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau has recently rolled out their 2009 Planning Guide and have dedicated a portion of it to VolunTourism. Kathleen Titus of PCVB and others will address the following questions: 1) What was the motivation behind PCVB's effort to incorporate VolunTourism into its 2009 Planning Guide? 2) What models, if any, have been used to pattern the relationships that you have created and continue to create with nonprofit organizations to make VolunTourism possible? 3) How do the nonprofit organizations and other PCVB members respond to this connection with PCVB?


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-138037.mp3




Founder/Director Series: Developing World Connections

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:00:22 -0400

Wayne McRann of Devleoping World Connections joins me to discuss his program and to answer these questions: 1) What motivated you to establish your VolunTourism Initiative/Program? 2) How does your VolunTourism Initiative/Program impact your various constituents - employees, clients, shareholders (if you have such), board members, community residents, partners, vendors, others? 3) From a "global perspective," what do you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, of this type of travel? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-137352.mp3




Founder/Director Series: Int'l Student Volunteers

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:01:17 -0400

Randy Sykes, Founder of International Student Volunteers will join me to address three questions: 1) What motivated you to establish your VolunTourism Initiative/Program? 2) How does your VolunTourism Initiative/Program impact your various constituents - employees, clients, shareholders (if you have such), board members, community residents, partners, vendors, others? 3) From a "global perspective," what do you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, of this type of travel? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-115800.mp3




Founder/Director Series: Bridge Volunteers

Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:00:25 -0400

Jean-Marc Alberola, Founder of Bridge Volunteers and Volunteer Adventures, will join me to address three questions: 1) What motivated you to establish your VolunTourism Initiative/Program? 2) How does your VolunTourism Initiative/Program impact your various constituents - employees, clients, shareholders (if you have such), board members, community residents, partners, vendors, others? 3) From a "global perspective," what do you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, of this type of travel? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-115825.mp3




Founder/Director Series: Global Community Service Foundation

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 10:01:00 -0400

Marcia Selva of the Global Community Service Foundation joins me to discuss her work in Southeast Asia and to answer these questions: 1) What motivated you to establish your VolunTourism Initiative/Program? 2) How does your VolunTourism Initiative/Program impact your various constituents - employees, clients, shareholders (if you have such), board members, community residents, partners, vendors, others? 3) From a "global perspective," what do you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, of this type of travel? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-134269.mp3




Founder/Director Series: Culinary Corps

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:00:26 -0400

Christine Carroll of Culinary Corps joins me to discuss her work in New Orleans and to answer these questions: 1) What motivated you to establish your VolunTourism Initiative/Program? 2) How does your VolunTourism Initiative/Program impact your various constituents - employees, clients, shareholders (if you have such), board members, community residents, partners, vendors, others? 3) From a "global perspective," what do you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, of this type of travel? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-129873.mp3




Founder/Director Series: Students Today Leaders Forever

Tue, 22 Jul 2008 10:02:33 -0400

Irene Fernando, Co-Founder of Students Today Leaders Forever will join me to address three questions: 1) What motivated you to establish your VolunTourism Initiative/Program? 2) How does your VolunTourism Initiative/Program impact your various constituents - employees, clients, shareholders (if you have such), board members, community residents, partners, vendors, others? 3) From a "global perspective," what do you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, of this type of travel? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-119568.mp3




Founder/Director Series: Geovisions

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 10:00:50 -0400

Randy LeGrant, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Geovisions will join me to address three questions: 1) What motivated you to establish your VolunTourism Initiative/Program? 2) How does your VolunTourism Initiative/Program impact your various constituents - employees, clients, shareholders (if you have such), board members, community residents, partners, vendors, others? 3) From a "global perspective," what do you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, of this type of travel? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-115823.mp3




Founder/Director Series: Integrity Incentives

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 10:02:13 -0400

Lucy Eisele, Founder & Director of Integrity Incentives will join me to address three questions: 1) What motivated you to establish your VolunTourism Initiative/Program? 2) How does your VolunTourism Initiative/Program impact your various constituents - employees, clients, shareholders (if you have such), board members, community residents, partners, vendors, others? 3) From a "global perspective," what do you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, of this type of travel? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-124874.mp3




Founder/Director Series: The PEPY Ride

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 08:00:44 -0400

Daniela Papi, Founder/Director of The PEPY Ride, will join me to answer: 1) What motivated you to establish your VolunTourism Initiative/Program? 2) How does your VolunTourism Initiative/Program impact your various constituents - employees, clients, shareholders (if you have such), board members, community residents, partners, vendors, others? 3) From a "global perspective," what do you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, of this type of travel? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-122533.mp3




Founder/Director Series: Conservation VIP

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 10:01:17 -0400

To kick off the Founders/Directors Series, I will speak with Rich Tobin, Founder/Director of Conservation VIP. 1) What motivated you to establish your VolunTourism Initiative/Program? 2) How does your VolunTourism Initiative/Program impact your various constituents - employees, clients, shareholders (if you have such), board members, community residents, partners, vendors, others? 3) From a "global perspective," what do you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, of this type of travel? We will discuss these topics and more on this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-114309.mp3




VolunTourism In Nepal

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:00:21 -0400

What will the change from monarchy to republic mean as it relates to the potential for VolunTourism? What do you feel are some of the important socio-economic challenges that Nepal faces and how could VolunTourism, if at all, support the country in addressing some of these challenges? What educational exchange/dialogue do you think needs to begin to occur between the various VolunTourism stakeholders in Nepal - community residents, in-country tourism outfits, the new leadership, etc. - in order to make VolunTourism a viable option for the country? These questions and more will be addressed during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-121905.mp3




Ladies of Westfield & VolunTourism

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 10:00:49 -0400

What motivated three female executives from Westfield to participate in a VolunTourism Trip? What were some of the positive and challenging moments of their engagement? As corporate executives, what would they recommend to other executives who might be considering taking a trip like this? We will explore these questions and other topics during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-109290.mp3




VolunTourism & "A Code Of Good Practices"

Tue, 27 May 2008 10:08:29 -0400

Now that the VolunTourism Industry is starting to organize itself, is it ready for a "Code of Good Practices"? What audiences should be considered for inclusion in a Code? How will such a Code influence and impact this industry as it moves forward? We will discuss these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-115796.mp3




Cultural Restoration & VolunTourism

Tue, 20 May 2008 10:00:56 -0400

Mark Hintske, Founder of the Cultural Restoration Tourism Project, Jamie Donahoe & Judith Broeker of Heritage Conservation Network, and Joshua Weiss of AbrahamPath.org will join me to discuss the unique opportunities available to those interested in addressing Cultural Restoration via VolunTourism Trips. What is Cultural Restoration? What are some of the unique projects surrounding this topic? We will discuss this and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-98066.mp3




"Corporate Motivation" & VolunTourism

Tue, 13 May 2008 10:00:46 -0400

What are some of the benefits that can accrue to companies engaging in VolunTourism initiatives for their employees? What can a company expect from this type of experience? How are employees responding to these options? We will discuss these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-100067.mp3




"Volunteer Management" & VolunTourism

Tue, 06 May 2008 10:00:42 -0400

What is "volunteer management"? For the purposes of "volunteer management," what are the basic categories into which VolunTourists ("volunteer" tourists) can be classified? What are some of the key "volunteer management" strategies that can be utilized in managing these three groups? We will discuss these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-111814.mp3




GoLiveGive.com & VolunTourism

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 10:00:20 -0400

Kim Rowe and Maria Warman have created a new show - GoLiveGive - which focuses on combining Green and VolunTourism. What inspired them to create a show that featured both Green Tourism and VolunTourism? How are the entities they contact to be on the show responding to their approach? How can we better prepare VolunTourists to also be Green? We will discuss these topics and more on this episdoe of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-106479.mp3




Meetings & Conventions And VolunTourism

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:01:12 -0400

How is the meetings & convention market engaging in VolunTourism? What are some of the reasons meetings & convention groups are developing these types of programs? What resources are currently available to meeting professionals to support them in better serving their clients? These topics and more will be discussed on this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-103333.mp3




Animals & VolunTourism

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:01:31 -0400

What are some of the VolunTourism initiatives being offered by organizations to support animals? What challenges do organizations face in their efforts to support the well-being of animals? How can VolunTourists better prepare themselves for these types of trips? We will discuss these topics and more on this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-101390.mp3




Conde Nast Traveler & VolunTourism

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:01:38 -0400

What can we expect from the May Issue of Conde Nast Traveler as it relates to VolunTourism? What did the writers experience during their VolunTourism journeys? What might this type of exposure do to and for VolunTourism? We will discuss these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-100069.mp3




Volunteer Vacations & VolunTourism

Tue, 01 Apr 2008 10:00:07 -0400

What is a Volunteer Vacation? What are the primary reasons for offering these types of trips? How do Volunteer Vacations and VolunTourism relate to one another? These questions and more will be addressed during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-98065.mp3




Ritz Carlton & VolunTourism

Tue, 25 Mar 2008 10:00:48 -0400

What is the Ritz Carlton doing to incorporate VolunTourism in their product & service offerings? How are they initiating partnerships with nonprofits and NGOs? Who are the motivators behind this initiative? We will discuss these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-94797.mp3




Corporate Social Responsibility & VolunTourism

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:01:14 -0400

What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? How are companies currently utilizing VolunTourism to achieve their CSR goals & objectives? Are we likely to see growth in this area in the years ahead? These questions and more will be discussed on this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-92563.mp3




Faith-Based VolunTourism

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 10:00:28 -0400

How is the Faith-Based Community playing a role in the development of VolunTourism products & services? Should we expect to see continued growth in this sector in the years to come? Guests will address these questions and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-90424.mp3




Tour Operators & VolunTourism

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 10:00:17 -0500

What are tour operators doing to incorporate VolunTourism into their product & service offerings? Why are tour operators designing VolunTourism product & service offerings? What are the perceived benefits vs actual benefits for tour operators that include VolunTourism in their product & service offerings? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-84791.mp3




Family Travel & VolunTourism

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:00:08 -0500

How are families connecting to VolunTourism? What are they seeking through these experiences? How are VolunTourism operators desinging products and services to meet their needs? We will address these topics and more during this episode of The VolunTourist


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-86877.mp3




Traveler's Philanthropy & VolunTourism

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:00:55 -0500

How is "giving back" becoming a way of traveling? Is there a difference between giving money and giving time? Are the lines between Philanthropic Travel & VolunTourism beginning to blur? Guests will discuss these topics and more in this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-82807.mp3




Relief Riders & VolunTourism

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:00:55 -0500

This week Alexander Souri, Founder of Relief Riders International, joins me to discuss a very unique VolunTourism model for India. Could it be a model that you could use in your destination? Could it be a model that you use for your VolunTourism operation? We will explore this topic in-depth during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-82816.mp3




VolunTourism & Small Destinations

Tue, 22 Jan 2008 10:00:17 -0500

How are small destinations using the power of Volun-Tourism to draw individuals to their destinations? How can VolunTourism support the "off-season"? How are com-munities getting involved in making VolunTourism possible? And what can VolunTourists expect when they visit these smaller destinations? Guests will address these topics and discuss others during this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-84987.mp3




VolunTourism Predictions 2008

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:00:07 -0500

What were the VolunTourism highlights from 2007? How will they impact VolunTourism in 2008? And what should we expect to see as the New Year unfolds? We will discuss these topics and more on this episode of The VolunTourist.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com//TC-43239/TS-76617.mp3




Social Networking & VolunTourism

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 10:05:49 -0500

How is Social Networking playing a role in the growth of VolunTourism? What are social networking sites doing to incorporate VolunTourism into their member services and offerings? What can we expect from social networking communities in the area of VolunTourism in the future? Guests will address these topics and discuss others during this episode of "The VolunTourist."


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-76272.mp3




The Canadian Media & VolunTourism

Tue, 18 Dec 2007 10:00:25 -0500

Guests will discuss the role of the Canadian media in the growth of VolunTourism and some of the story lines emerging as this travel genre continues to gain a foothold in the marketplace.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-67793.mp3




Nonprofits & VolunTourism

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:00:31 -0500

Guests will discuss the role of nonprofits in the VolunTourism "supply chain" and how nonprofits are connecting with VolunTourism in numerous ways including the option of social entrepreneurship.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-67792.mp3




Online Public Relations & VolunTourism

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 10:00:45 -0500

Guests will discuss how to address public relations challenges posed through such vehicles as blogs, message boards, chat rooms, and podcasts. How does one conduct "damage control" when a truly "bitter pill" is dropped on a blog? We will discuss this topic and more during the session.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-64877.mp3




Conscious Employees, Conscious Consumers & VolunTourism

Tue, 27 Nov 2007 09:00:20 -0500

What is this notion of "awakening" and "conscious" consumers? How is this transfering to the employee base? And what is the link to VolunTourism? Guests will discuss this and much more during the broadcast.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-63776.mp3




Risk Management & VolunTourism

Tue, 20 Nov 2007 10:00:07 -0500

Guests will discuss the risk management issues of VolunTourism including safety, security, and liability, just to name a few.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-61946.mp3




Professional & Trade Associations and VolunTourism

Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:00:35 -0500

Guests will discuss the connection between VolunTourism and trade and professional associations. What are associations doing to facilitate education and value-added propositions for their members as it relates to VolunTourism? We will explore this subject and others.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-59208.mp3




Corporate VolunTourism

Tue, 06 Nov 2007 10:00:19 -0500

How are corporations getting connected to VolunTourism? For some it revolves around conventions, meetings & incentive travel. For others you may find VolunTourism as a boost for employeer morale & retention. Still others corporations are looking at VolunTourism as a means to honor corporate social responsibility. While others are looking at leadership development. Guests will discuss these topics and more!


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-49601.mp3




Boomers & VolunTourism

Tue, 30 Oct 2007 10:00:09 -0400

Kenneth Budd of AARP, among other guests, will join me to discuss VolunTourism for the Boomer market. How is this audience engaging in VolunTourism? What types of trips do they select? Discussion will focus on these topics and more.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-48530.mp3




Cruise VolunTourism

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 10:00:34 -0400

This episode of The VolunTourist webcast will focus on the connection between VolunTourism and the cruise industry. What is currently happening at this time as it relates to VolunTourism. Why is participation limited? What does the future old? Guests will discuss these topics and more.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-47328.mp3




Educational Travel & VolunTourism

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:00:40 -0400

This episode will include discussion on the connections between Educational Travel & VolunTourism. How are alumni travel planners incorporating VolunTourism into their itineraries? We will address this question and others.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-44755.mp3




Transformative Learning & VolunTourism

Tue, 09 Oct 2007 10:00:17 -0400

A discussion on the transformative nature of VolunTourism and how to better prepare VolunTourists for the inevitable changes in perspective that occur on these trips.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-44753.mp3




A "Taste" Of VolunTourism

Tue, 02 Oct 2007 10:00:20 -0400

Some VolunTourism itineraries are created through add-on options and short engagements of a day or even a few hours within a given trip. Guests will include members of the travel community and freelance writer Margaret Jaworski.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-41541.mp3




Women & VolunTourism

Tue, 25 Sep 2007 10:01:05 -0400

Discussion will focus on the role of women in the growth and development of voluntourism and the why women compile the vast majority of voluntourists around the world.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-41418.mp3




VolunTourism Research

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 10:00:23 -0400

Discussion will focus on the role of research in this emerging industry and what are likely to be some of the areas of interest from the academic, trade, and consumer markets.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-41040.mp3




Relief VolunTourism

Tue, 11 Sep 2007 10:00:32 -0400

Guests will discuss the experiences they have had in relation to disaster and the growth of voluntourism in the aftermath of disaster. How could such efforts be better planned? What could be done to better prepare for such events?


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-40219.mp3




VolunTourism Under 25

Tue, 04 Sep 2007 09:59:27 -0400

A discussion with VolunTourism practitioners, volunteers, and community representatives that host these young and exuberant VolunTourists. Guests include Mr. Greg Tehven, Co-Founder of Students Today Leaders Forever


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-40209.mp3




The Convergence of the Travel Industry & VolunTourism

Tue, 28 Aug 2007 09:59:50 -0400

Now that the travel industry is taking an interest in VolunTourism, what are some of the outcomes that will accrue from this attention? We know about the April purchase of i-to-i.com by First Choice Holidays, PLC, but did you know that First Choice, PLC and TUI AG are merging? What will this mean for i-to-i.com? The show will explore this topic with guests from a variety of organizations and connections to the travel industry.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-43239/TS-39225.mp3




VolunTourism & The U.S. Peace Corps

Tue, 21 Aug 2007 09:59:50 -0400

How is the U.S. Peace Corps playing a role in the emergence of VolunTourism? Guests will include Former Volunteers of the U.S. Peace Corps who will discuss their connection with VolunTourism currently and their goals for the future.


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com//TC-43239/TS-39843.mp3




What Is VolunTourism?

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 10:00:27 -0400

David Clemmons, Founder of VolunTourism.org and Editor/Publisher of "The VolunTourist," will host this discussion with special guests from the volunteerism sector and the tourism industry. Discussion will focus on how the nonprofit community and the world's largest commercial employer may benefit via collaboration - i.e., VolunTourism. David's Guests include: Dr. Nancy McGehee, Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality & Tourism, Virginia Tech University Elisa Sabatini, Executive Director of Los Ninos, Inc. Christina Heyniger, Founder, Xola Consulting Richard Brooks (Co-host) University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Continuing Studies


Media Files:
http://recordings.talkshoe.com//TC-43239/TS-35164.mp3