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How To Stay A Healthy Wendy

Having had a sudden increase in the numbers of sick volunteers, leading me back and forth to the hospital and hotels, I was thinking about what they must be doing to get so sick. Chances are that they aren’t doing … Continue reading ͛...

Youth Ministry Management: How to Keep Great Volunteers – Part 1

In my previous post, I talked about how I recruit volunteers. Having a well established volunteer team that is trusted by students is an incredible strength for any youth ministry. But this will only happen when we are able to keep volunteers coming...
by Youthworktalk on Jul 17, 2013

A Jet Lagged Wendy

So over the last few posts I have been talking about how you can save in order to travel and then how to save whilst you are traveling.; hopefully these were helpful for your planning, decision making and your wallet. … Continue reading →...

A Jet Lagged Wendy

So over the last few posts I have been talking about how you can save in order to travel and then how to save whilst you are traveling.; hopefully these were helpful for your planning, decision making and your wallet. … Continue reading →...

Youth Ministry Management: Recruiting Volunteers

There are ‘lone rangers’ in youth ministry. Your youth ministry will be effective if you have a great volunteer team. “How do I recruit good volunteers?” This is something I get asked about a lot. Today, let’s take a loo...
by Youthworktalk on Jul 16, 2013

How Would Wendy Save?

Many have this preconceived notion that travel is expensive and something only the rich can afford to do. I can assure you that that isn’t true. Anyone can travel Be on the ball, frugal and keep a track of your … Continue reading →...

How To Be A Frugal Wendy

Piggies love those pennies – make a penny jar!! People constantly ask me about how I manage to have traveled as much as I have and how I manage to live in Thailand only being 22. There really are no … Continue reading →...

Recollections from a volunteer firefighter

Lawrence Rosia is being honoured this coming July 20 at 2 pm in Gazebo Park during next weekend's Rum Runner Days. “Originally, we were truly a volunteer unit with no pay, no money, but lots of heart,” Lawrence added. “We managed to beg, borro...
by JOHN PRINCE on Jul 14, 2013

A Very Happy, If Older, Wendy

So a couple of you may know that it was my birthday yesterday and I can honestly say that it made me realise how much I love traveling, and especially Thailand. My 21st last year was spent being Lara Croft … Continue reading →...

What Would You Buy A Wendy

After looking at the essentials and getting lots of people asking about what else would make your journey more comfortable I thought I would look into what I always tell myself I will get and always forget to, these ideas … Continue reading ...

What App Would Wendy Use?

After looking at my ‘How To Contact A Wendy’ blog yesterday I realised that each of the methods I mentioned are Apps that can be downloaded onto any smartphone; this got me to thinking about which Apps are the best … Continue readin...

How To Contact A Wendy

Talking is always positive. That’s why I talk too much. - Louis C. K. Traveling is by far one of my most favourite things to do, I can’t even begin to describe the overwhelming feelings I get when I get … Continue reading →...

Another Useless Wendy

I feel like I make far too many of these posts where I apologise about the lack of posts over a certain period of time, but in all honesty I have been INCREDIBLY busy at work, then had to spend … Continue reading →...

News about Phone Number Trace issue #1

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5 Traits Of A Great Volunteer Youth Worker

“What makes a great volunteer youth worker?” I often meet potential volunteers at my church or at conferences who ask me questions similar to this. However, the thought behind the question often seems to be something like, “I don...
by Youthworktalk on Jun 25, 2013

A Hot Wendy

One of the things volunteers find most difficult to deal with when they get to Thailand is the heat and the humidity. I know from when I was a volunteer that when I left Suvarnabhumi Airport the heat hit me … Continue reading →...

Why Volunteer Youth Workers Need Greater Investment From The Local Church

In my opinion, volunteer youth workers are worth their weight in gold! However, so often the church places too much emphasis on the paid staff and not nearly enough in investing in it’s volunteer youth workers. Here are four reasons why I think...
by Youthworktalk on Jun 18, 2013

A Weekend Wendy

Last week I posted on Thursday about how I was going to be going down to Bangkok to pick up new volunteers, well I did just that and took a few photos to show you what each volunteers first weekend … Continue reading →...

Volunteers help celebrate Flag Day

Friday is flag day, a time to pay tribute to America's most important patriotic symbol. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Friday was flag day, and people across Hampton Roads took time out to honor old Glory. 10 On Your Side went to a Flag Day...

A Travelling Wendy

Tonight I will be travelling down to Bangkok to pick up EVEN more volunteers and I thought it would be a fun idea if I were to make a sort of video diaryish, montage sort of thing of the whole … Continue reading →...


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