Kathryn Pisco recently took a year off from her career to travel the world, often doing volunteer work along her journey with her husband. When she returned, she decided to launch a social venture to help others like her have even better experiences when volunteering abroad. She calls her venture Unearth the World.
On June 12, 2014 at 2:00 Eastern, Kathryn will join me here for a live discussion about her new venture, here experiences abroad and how she’s helping other volunteers to have better experiences with more impact. Tune in here then to watch the interview live.
More about Unearth the World:
Unearth the World is an international volunteer placement company that focuses on volunteer education (pre and post-trip), community impact and financial transparency. We partner with nonprofits that address social problems and connect them with volunteers to help them complete their mission. We also provide coaching to the volunteer upon their return to help them adjust to normal life and continue to be involved in philanthropy.
Kathryn grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Cornell University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communications and Business. Prior to launching her own social venture, Kathryn spent nine years working in Chicago doing sales, sales training and sales management for E&J Gallo Winery and Boston Scientific. Last year, she took a year-long career break with her husband, Mike, and traveled the world doing a mix of personal travel and volunteer work. The experience inspired her to create Unearth the World, a social enterprise that helps pair individuals with international nonprofits in a responsible way so that others can experience the transformative power of travel and continue to give back in their local communities.