22 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Learning Service Video Series & Contest


Anyone who has been following me on Facebook or Twitter already knows about this, but here is another little plug:

After about a year and a half of work on the Learning Service guidelines, videos, and website, we’re finally launching the six part Learning Service video series…. hooray!

To gather interest and momentum, and give people a chance to digest one video at a time, we’ve decided to release one video per week for six weeks. We’re on week three now, so there’s enough content up there for you to take a peek at!

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I made a cameo in this third video, so if you want to see my bloopers and outtakes, take a look! Plus, you can answer one question about each video, and each time be entered for a chance to win gear from KEEN & Eagle Creek, as well as a stay in Cambodia!

For those of you who:

– Know of people who are considering taking a volunteer travel people

– Work with schools, travel companies, or other groups that interact with groups of people who might be considering international service

– Have gone on or considered volunteer travel yourself

… we’d LOVE your help!  We spent so much time/energy/resources on making these videos, we now need your help to make sure people SEE them! If you have ideas for ways we could promote them, groups we should reach out to, people we need to speak with, or just general tips, please write a comment below or reach out to us on Twitter (the Learning Service team @learnser or my personal account @danielapapi)

Thanks for helping us to create more global conversations around responsible volunteer travel!


The videos were made by an AMAZING duo from Colombia, Luis & Dur. I highly recommend them for any filming/website needs! More info below:

Luis Barreto and Dur Montoya are a multi-media savvy couple who are passionate about exploring the world and sharing the lessons they learn along the way.

Dur and Luis were born in Colombia and have traveled around the world helping community-based organizations and NGOs spread their message using multi-media, videos, photography, and online/print advertising material through their online magazine Look At the World and their consulting company Zoom In Projects.

Luis and Dur are currently based in Siem Reap, Cambodia where they have provided youth media workshops in partnership with PEPY Cambodia and coordinated a collaborative youth photography project for Anjali House in partnership with UNICEF Cambodia. They have also helped to develop, design, and launch the trailblazing online resource Learning Service: Re-thinking Volunteer Travel Through Education

Luis Barreto’s photography project Faces of the Road has been featured multiple exhibitions including Kensington and Chelsea College, London – UK 2010, Botanical Garden of Medellín, Colombia 2011, Café Zorba – Medellín, Colombia 2012, and as part of a collective exhibition in New York – Art Takes Time Square 2012. View Luis’ work at: www.luisbarreto.com.