What to Know Before you Go: International Volunteering
For most massage therapists, the thought of helping another person is at the core of our work. In this engaging presentation you’ll learn about opportunities for international volunteer work and more importantly what you should know before you go! Unfortunately, the internet is flooded with many scams and volunteer programs that cause more harm than help in the communities they work with. You discover how to ensure you choose a responsible and quality program that truly benefits the local communities in which you work and that makes a lasting impact!
Tina Allen, founder of leading children’s health and nurturing touch organization Liddle Kidz™ Foundation, is largely credited with popularizing pediatric massage therapy. Her innovative approach to children’s health has allowed her the unique opportunity to create pediatric massage programs in leading medical institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Tina’s work with children around the world has garnered international honors including the Massage Therapy Foundation/Performance Health Humanitarian of the Year and the American Massage Therapy Association Award for Distinguished Service. She travels 365 days a year in a tour bus with her husband and their awesome son, Otis sharing the benefits of nurturing touch!