How do international volunteers affect the organizations that host them and the communities they serve? Through an analysis of data from in-depth interviews with host-organization personnel who supervise international volunteers, this chapter examines international volunteerism’s effects and the factors that contribute to those effects. In identifying the skills and characteristics of effective volunteers, the findings suggest important insights for the recruitment and selection efforts of hosts organizations.
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