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The Give & Take of International Volunteerism

Jen Snow

Volunteering abroad isn’t just an opportunity for Americans to teach others. Nearly all of our volunteers come home having learned or experienced something new themselves.

American beekeeper Timothy O’Neal just returned from a volunteer assignment in Ethiopia and had this to share:

“Working with the local [African] bees taught me to have a huge amount of respect not only for these amazingly strong bees, but for the beekeepers who work with them. I look forward to sharing their wisdom and knowledge with other beekeepers at home [in the US] to improve our own practices.”