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VOLUNTEER EXPEDITIONS NFP

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • www.volunteerexpeditions.org

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Mission Statement

To create a more compassionate world by using volunteer recruitment and tourism for trips to give back to society through service learning, advocacy, social justice, education and community building, to make a positive impact and provide community service, to bring people of poverty and different backgrounds together with a common goal of helping to achieve social change rebuilding impoverished communities.

Main Programs

  1. Rebuilding in New Orleans

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service areas

International

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ruling year

2008

chief executive for fy 2008

Ms Patricia Vile

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co-chief executive for fy 2011

Ms Dianne Stone

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Keywords

Rebuild New Orleans, volunteer travel, voluntourism, volunteer vacations

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EIN

26-2590812

Also Known As

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Travelers' Aid (P61)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Volunteer Expeditions has led over 38 social action community
rebuilding trips to New Orleans with over 1,000 volunteers.  Volunteers
have helped build, paint, and insulate over 80 homes; served hundreds of
meals to the homeless and hungry in New Orleans; and sorted hundreds of
food packages.

Local organizations and businesses get big boosts from the
out-of-town volunteers, and the volunteer travelers go back to their homes all over the
country inspired by the city of New Orleans.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Rebuilding in New Orleans

After
Hurricane Katrina and the broken levees flooded New Orleans in 2005, the city
as it was known to thousands of people seemed destroyed. In the years since,
New Orleans has made huge strides in recovering. But help is still needed. Six
years after the floods, 10,000 families were still without homes as a direct
effect of the storm (St. Bernard Project). You and your group can help those
affected by this disaster by building, insulating, and painting homes; serving
meals in soup kitchens; sorting donations at a food bank; and restoring the
Bayou. Our most popular destination by far, New Orleans is a beautiful city
with a rich local culture. You’ll be inspired, educated, and entertained on
your volunteer vacation to the Big Easy.

Category

Community Development

Budget

$10,000.00

Population Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Homeless

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

service areas

International

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Funding Needs

Volunteer Expeditions could greatly expand its services and increase volunteer participation in New Orleans with additional funding.

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Operations

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Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms Patricia Vile

co-chief executive

Ms Dianne Stone

BIO

Patricia has a Masters in Urban Policy and Planning with a healthcare
emphasis, she’s worked as a teacher, she consulted for Blue Cross/Blue
Shield, built private medical practices, and worked as the VP of a
third-party administrator for 21 years while designing nationally
implemented self-insured health plans.
Patricia has always been drawn to volunteer work. She took a
three-year hiatus from healthcare to help settle Soviet refugees in
Chicago, creating networks and business opportunities for people from
all walks of life. She served as president of Art Encounter, a
non-profit organization that brings art to seniors and underserved
Chicago schoolchildren. She was the president of the Glencoe Public
Library Board of Trustees. In 2005 and 2006, Patti volunteered with
village agencies in Uganda and El Salvador. In 2011, continuing with her
passion for volunteer work, Patti joined the Board of Directors of the
Geographic Society of Chicago and became involved in Jewish/Muslim
interfaith activities.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"We get to live, breathe, work and experience an environment of love, empathy, giving back, commitment, connections. We get to be with and experience the best part of being human — connecting with others at a level that’s hard to describe."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Patricia Vile

Volunteer Expeditions

Term: June 2008 - June 2014

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