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2011 IVPA Global Volunteering Fairs – Summary

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The 2011 IVPA Global Volunteering Fairs were held October 25th and 27th in Washington, D.C. and New York City respectively. Representatives from over 30 volunteer sending organizations were on hand to give attendees information about their available programs.

The events were well attended with hundreds of people interested in voluntourism or volunteering abroad coming to find out more. Two free workshops were offered at each location about the basics of service abroad and affordable volunteering.

Thank you for all those that attended the events and made it a success. If you were unable to make it to the fairs and are interested in volunteering please visit IVPA’s site where you can find more information on questions to ask a program provider, tips on fundraising and you can search IVPA’s list of members’ programs.

IVPA Global Volunteering Fairs

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IVPA is excited to announce that we will be holding two Global Volunteering Fairs this Fall!

In 2008, 2009, and 2010, hosted several highly successful Global Volunteering Fairs in cities from New York to Los Angeles.  Building on the success of these events, and with gratitude to, we are excited to announce that these fairs – no hosted by IVPA – will be held in New York City and Washington DC this Fall.

The format for these events will be the same as previous fairs: Each fair will be a three-hour evening event where prospective volunteers can chat with representatives of international volunteerism organizations as well as attend free workshops. Registration rates will also be similar to past fairs.

For more information or to reserve your spot please contact Erin Barnhart erin(at)