Volunteerism: An Anchor for Global Change through Partnerships in Learning and Service Today more than ever, people are making global connections. Socially, Facebook allows us to stay in touch with family and friends around the world, as easy as swiping the iScreen. In education, millions of learners are connected digitally through Massive Open Online Programs or MOOCs. There is a worldwide sharing ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2014
Volunteerism: An Anchor for Global Change through Partnerships in Learning and Service
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Marlene Salas-Provance
    Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Margarita Marchino
    Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza, Lima, Peru
  • Margot Escobedo
    Private Practice, Lima, Peru
  • Financial Disclosure: Marlene Salas-Provance is an Associate Professor and Department Head of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University. Margarita Marchino is a Plastic Surgeon at the Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza. Margot Escobedo is an Orthodontist at a private practice.
    Financial Disclosure: Marlene Salas-Provance is an Associate Professor and Department Head of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University. Margarita Marchino is a Plastic Surgeon at the Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza. Margot Escobedo is an Orthodontist at a private practice.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Marlene Salas-Provance has no nonfinancial conflicts related to the content of this article. Margarita Marchino has no nonfinancial conflicts related to the content of this article. Margo Escobedo has no nonfinancial conflicts related to the content of this article.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Marlene Salas-Provance has no nonfinancial conflicts related to the content of this article. Margarita Marchino has no nonfinancial conflicts related to the content of this article. Margo Escobedo has no nonfinancial conflicts related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   September 01, 2014
Volunteerism: An Anchor for Global Change through Partnerships in Learning and Service
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2014, Vol. 4, 68-74. doi:10.1044/gics4.2.68
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2014, Vol. 4, 68-74. doi:10.1044/gics4.2.68

Today more than ever, people are making global connections. Socially, Facebook allows us to stay in touch with family and friends around the world, as easy as swiping the iScreen. In education, millions of learners are connected digitally through Massive Open Online Programs or MOOCs. There is a worldwide sharing of knowledge every minute of every day through online learning. In healthcare, the World Health Organization (WHO) is leading the discussion on the state of disability in the world through the WHO Report on Disabilities. In our social, education, and healthcare circles, the goal is for individuals in every part of the world to engage in behaviors that will improve lives. The idea of connectivity goes further when we think of volunteerism. Volunteerism in its best sense is a benefit to the individual and society. More often than not, volunteers have deeply held beliefs about making a positive contribution as a volunteer, and are motivated by values such as social justice, equity, and freedom. As practitioners and scholars unite in shared endeavors worldwide our bonds of trust and societal cohesion grow. This leads to a story of three professionals working from a common sense of purpose, a shared vision, a destiny.

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