Short-Term Volunteering: The Good, The Bad, and the Better Way

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Course start: Upon registration

Instructor: This course has been developed in collaboration with the Christian Alliance for Orphans,  California Baptist University and Samford University. 



This course has been designed for short-term trip participants, universities, coordinators, churches, non-profits, and partner organizations.  


How can we ensure our volunteering actually benefits the individuals and communities we want to serve and avoids unintended harm?



To train volunteers to engage wisely and well with what God is doing around the world based on the best available knowledge.



  1. There are 9 lessons in this training.
  2. Each lesson has a variety of text, video, and quizzes.
  3. You must get 85% on each quiz to move to the next lesson.  If you don’t pass, you can take it again.
  4. At the end you will receive a printable guide and certificate of completion.


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