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Why Is There a Project Fee to Volunteer?

March 12, 2020

Posted on March 12, 2020. Volunteering should be free. Most GDR volunteers understand that there are expenses that are incurred in volunteering abroad. But, some prospective volunteers do ask why there is a project fee to go on a GDR trip. What happens when you take the action of volunteering... Read more »


8 Things Hygienists Should Know Before Volunteering Overseas

February 27, 2020

Posted on February 27, 2020. Check out this featured article written by GDR’s Associate Director, Katy Troyer. You’re wanting to volunteer overseas but have questions like, “Where do I go?” or “What organization should I go with?” or “Will I need to get a Visa?” Look no further! Read to... Read more »


Volunteer Q&A – Part 2: Meet Jennifer Swaney

January 24, 2020

Posted on January 24, 2020. One quick Google search. A desire to volunteer abroad. The bravery to say “yes.” In this month’s Volunteer Q&A, we’re highlighting Jennifer Swaney, a Delta Dental employee from California. Jennifer joined her first GDR trip in Kathmandu, Nepal in March of 2019. Let’s hear what... Read more »


7 Reasons Why

December 16, 2019

Posted on December 16, 2019. Does it feel as though the end of the year is approaching too fast? Are you thinking you haven’t done all the things you set out to do on January 1st? Maybe it was traveling abroad, learning a new language, or giving back to the... Read more »