UBELONG is an exciting example of social entrepreneurship that provides volunteers with service-oriented immersion and expedition opportunities. Some extraordinary guys, Cedric Hodgeman and Raul Roman, have created programs that epitomize “your mark on the world” thinking.
One of the keys for leaving a mark on the world is to devote time and energy to a cause. They match people for immersion opportunities from one week to six months where their passions and skills can be put to best use making a difference, allowing people an on the ground opportunity in Latin America or Asia to advance their cause.
Some great employers now provide people with sabbatical breaks every five to ten years just for this sort of service. What a difference it makes in the world and in the lives of those who take advantage of it!
Have you done anything like this? What was your experience?