Sustainable Volunteering: Not Just For the Environment
OT Without Borders / Volunteering abroad

Sustainable Volunteering: Not Just For the Environment

There is plenty of literature stating the benefits of volunteering. It can be beneficial for the communities we serve and it’s definitely good for us (the volunteers), helping us grow and connect as human beings. When volunteering though, particularly abroad, sustainability is a key component to making a valuable contribution to another community. Many organizations will … Continue reading

Empathy vs. Sympathy
Occupational Therapy / OT Without Borders / Volunteering abroad

Empathy vs. Sympathy

“Whoever is fond of the comfortable and the fortunate stays out of politics. He does not want anything to change.” – Italian peasant boy From Frank Kronenberg and Nick Pollard’s chapter “Overcoming Occupational Apartheid” in the book OT Without Borders: Learning from the Spirit of Survivors On Friday our Pediatric Nutrition group set out to administer some … Continue reading