Service Corps Survey 2009 |
to Wilfred Byaruhanga of Uganda!
Service Corps would like to congratulate Mr.
Byaruhanga who was selected through a random
drawing process as the recipient of the $100
prize for completing our August 2009 Survey. GSC
thanks the hundreds of you who participated in
the survey. Information gathered from your
replies helps us further develop services and
programs suited to your primary interests. Your
participation and support of GSC helps us make a
lasting impact through positively changing lives
in developing countries.|
Here are some of
the highlights of the GSC 2009 Survey:
57% of you have done domestic volunteer work and
are interested in doing international volunteer
Of the 55% of you that have
volunteered abroad: 54% volunteered in Africa,
28% in Eastern Asia and 25% in Central America.
70% of you would like to volunteer
while on vacation.
The programs that
most people are interested in volunteering in
are HIV/AIDS Education and Public
In response to the question,
If you have volunteered abroad in the past,
what was one thing you wish you had known in
order to better prepare you for volunteering
abroad? you said:
o Better language and
o Pack light!
o Weather and living
o March is the hottest month in
o Volunteer expectations
o Buy local mosquito
repellant brands. They are much more effective
o How to follow up on the
sustainability of the projects
are not common in Africa so this is a great gift
o Always take along a roll of duct
o How to transition back home
not expect to be on a schedule, nor for things
to go as planned.
o It's no cliche, it
honestly changes your life.
most of you who have volunteered abroad replied
that your trip was self-funded or sponsored by
your friends and family. So it comes as no
surprise that 67% of you want to receive more
information on funding opportunities.
you are interested in volunteering abroad with
GSC in the future, request information about our
successful Fundraising Toolkit by clicking on
the link below. And thanks again to all who
participated in our
GSC Founder and Executive
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