Building Bridges Coalition – New Voluntourism Industry Site

For those of you who haven’t seen it the BBC has launched a new portal for voluntourism providers to share best practices and work to facilitate the BBC’s 2010 goal.

Check it out at: http://buildingbridgescoalition.org

For those of you who don’t know much about the BBC here is a list of their goals:

1. To double the number of international volunteers sent abroad annually by 2010

— Increase public awareness of international volunteer opportunities
— Encourage organizations to commit to scaling up
— Foster partnerships among international volunteer organizations, universities & colleges, corporations, and government agencies
— Support the Public Policy Group to expand national resource commitment to international volunteering and service

2. To improve the quality of international volunteer service

— Establishing and promoting effective practices for international volunteer service
— Create a forum for interaction and information sharing for international volunteer organizations, universities & colleges, corporations, government agencies, and other stakeholders in the field of international volunteerism
— Encourage increased corporate engagement and improved social and business impact in international strategic volunteering programs

3. To maximize positive impacts of international service in communities throughout the world

— Support the Research and Impacts Group to implement the comprehensive research agenda and improve effectiveness in international volunteer service

More details can be found in the Building Bridges Strategic Plan.

Building Bridges Plan_2009.pdf

One thought on “Building Bridges Coalition – New Voluntourism Industry Site

  1. Alexia and others:
    FYI – the website address listed above is correct but for those (like me) with limited memory capacity, the URL buildingbridgescoalition.org also takes you to the new BBC site.

    Thanks for the announcement in your blog. If any volunteer travel organizations want to join the coalition, it is simple. If you agree with and support the three stated goals, you’re in! Click Sign Up on the BBC website to join.

    Thanks,

    Paul Joss
    Managing Director, Building Bridges Coalition
    President, Engedi Enterprises LLC

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