Experteering is the word we coined for skills-based volunteering - the combination of the words expertise + volunteering. It is the act of volunteering your expertise, skills, experience, and time with organizations that need it.
It's been featured in SSIR, Devex, HBR, Forbes, FastCompany, and many more publications as a way to develop new skills and make a real impact!
Unlike other short-term volunteering models or voluntourism (which can erode dignity, create dependencies, and reinforce paternalism) the experteering model seeks to transfer skills and know-how to local groups already developing their own solutions to real problems. Rather than centering the needs of the volunteer, the experteering approach keeps the needs of the community being served at the heart of the work.
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