VolunTourism: Travel + Service
Thursday, November 15, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
at Marian College
3200 Cold Spring Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46222

Special Venue Instructions: none
VolunTourism: Travel + Service
Event Format:
Discussion, Exhibit, Film/Video, Lecture, Panel, Q & A Session
Adult of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-40), Youth (middle/high school)
Sally Anne Brown, Chuck Dietzen, Judy O'Bannon

Event Description:

Combining travel and service, “voluntourism” is a humanitarian and recreational adventure enjoyed by an increasing number of travelers worldwide. See a video and hear a panel discuss the benefits, motivations, opportunities, and risks of short-term international service. Panelists include Dr. Sally Brown, president and founder of Ambassadors for Children; Dr. Chuck Dietzen, president and founder of the Timmy Foundation; and Judy O’Bannon, former First Lady of Indiana. WISH-TV’s Pam Elliot will moderate. Q&A will follow. Resources and opportunities at other local nonprofits involved in international outreach will be available. In lieu of admission, participants are invited, but not required, to bring hygiene kits, which will be distributed in third-world countries. A simple kit includes soap, wash cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, and comb in a gallon-size plastic bag. Classroom resources are available. Presented by Ambassadors for Childrenthe Timmy Foundation, and the Franciscan Center for Global Studies at Marian College.


Questions? Call 317-536-0250 or e-mail


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