Build Your Resume with Volunteering Experience

Build your Resume with Volunteering Experience

The landscape of volunteering has changed since the ushering in of 21st century technology—and for the better. While community-based volunteering was at one time limited to lending help in local soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other on-site opportunities, the proliferation of information and digital media has allowed non-profits to expand the scope of their projects and has opened up realms of volunteerism that had, at one point, never before existed. In an age where we are more connected than ever, volunteers now have the capacity to provide a whole new …Read More

5 Tips to Successful Networking as a Volunteer

5 Tips to Successful Networking as a Volunteer

There are a number of takeaways that community service volunteers can gain from lending their skills, time, and resources to help those in need. HavServe volunteers are just a handful of the 1.6 million people who volunteer internationally every year, and without a doubt one of the greatest pleasures we receive for our commitment to bettering rural locales in Haiti is a magnified sense of purpose. But beyond heightened feelings of self-satisfaction, HavServe volunteers form a network of talented individuals from varying walks of life: from teenagers to seasoned professionals, …Read More

Reaching the Unreachable: Volunteering is key to share the meaning of the Global Goals

Volunteering in Rural Haiti and the Global Goals

Over five million people in Haiti live in communities that are remote and isolated. These rural populations can often experience extreme poverty, lack of infrastructure, and minimal opportunities for education. Due to the difficulties of reaching these remote areas and solving complex issues, volunteerism will play a critical role in helping Haiti achieve the United Nation’s Global Goals by 2030. The Situation in Haiti According to the World Bank, 70.7% of rural households are classified as poor, living on an income of less than $1.98 a day, and 58.9% of …Read More

Meet Andrew Blake

“If you’re unsure about whether or not you should volunteer, I have one suggestion: do it. You will become a greater person, and in the process help others. There’s really not much better than that.”  Andrew Blake Meet Andrew. A magician with words, he is our star writer and editor, volunteering virtually from China to provide blogs and content for HavServe. Born in Vancouver and raised in Massachusetts, he studied English literature at Georgetown. He then worked as an education consultant in Shenzhen, China, assisting over 60 high school and college …Read More

Boost your Career in 2018: Volunteer Abroad

With the holidays and new year around the corner, you may find yourself looking back on some of your successes over the last twelve months: promotions at work, checking off travel to another country off your bucket list, and developing relationships with loved ones. The team at HavServe would like to extend our wishes to you and your families a warm, happy, and healthy holiday season. As you take time over the next several weeks to reflect on all for which you are fortunate, we would like to take this …Read More