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Khan: There are perils to short-term volunteering

By   /  Friday, June 22nd, 2018  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Khan: There are perils to short-term volunteering

By Sabith Khan While universities generally do a good job of designing short-term international educational programs, lately there has been a proliferation of private entities promoting short-term volunteering or “voluntourism” that can bring more harm than good. These programs, usually one- to two-weeks long, resemble volunteer work but are designed with the tourist in mind Read More →

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Op/ed: The impressive health benefits of volunteering

By   /  Friday, August 30th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: The impressive health benefits of volunteering

By Jean-Luc Bourdon on August 30, 2013 When I recently applied for long-term care insurance, I was surprised to be asked if I volunteer. Because I answered that I do, the insurance company asked how many hours a week I volunteer. At that point, I was very intrigued to know why it matters. Insurance companies Read More →

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Op/ed: Grow a thriving business by giving back

By   /  Friday, August 30th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Grow a thriving business by giving back

By Cynder Sinclair on August 30, 2013 Ironically, the secret to success in the for-profit world seems to be tied directly to involvement in the nonprofit sector. Thousands of nonprofits provide vital services to residents in the Tri-Counties, and people realize these organizations make our community richer for everyone. Research shows that consumers prefer to Read More →

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