August 18, 2017
 

Mark Horoszowski, Co-founder, MovingWorlds, talks about maximizing impact on the local community by mobilizing skill-based volunteers who like to travel and contribute to the community in an interview with Irene Susan Eapen.

MovingWorlds is a social impact organisation that was founded to tackle the global talent gap. Its online platform and community connects people who want to travel and volunteer their expertise directly with social impact organizations
around the world.

Mark Horoszowski spent a year travelling and volunteering his skills around the world in 2011. He started a blog to share insights that resulted in an organic following and helped people to find their own projects. During the last two months of his trip, he met Derk Norde, who was then leading the international expansion of a foundation supporting social enterprises and local impact organizations in emerging markets.

”We connected over their desire to support social enterprises by helping them access the proper skills to solve pressing challenges and up skill theirteams. After two years of validatingthat skilled volunteers from overseas actually help, we launched the MovingWorlds platform and coined the term “Experteering.”

Volunteer tourism

The amount of money and time that travellers spend on trips has a direct impact on the communities that they visit and the world. “Be reflective about the assets you have and the impact you can create when you use those assets to help develop the communities you visit.

No matter where you travel, there are people to support and a planet to save, and if you dedicate some of your energy to helping change others, you will be changed in return.”MovingWorlds’ matching platform, resources and global support team help people to find a highly relevant project and guide them through a comprehensive readiness and training process.
The corporations can easily partner with MovingWorlds to launch and scale employee engagement, innovation and leadership
development programmes that centre on skills-based volunteering. MovingWorlds partners with leading impact investors, accelerator programmes and global development organisations mainly to find the highest impact projects.

“We are a global platform and have made placements in over 50 countries, with our Experteering professionals representing over 40 countries. We use storytelling on blog, partner content sites and social media to share our work. We have both place Experteers in India and have had Experteers come from India.”

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