According to a 2012 Gallup report, only 13% of employees worldwide feel engaged at work. This means that only one in eight workers are psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to make positive contributions to their organizations.


"So, why should I join IDEAS?" I love this question. In fact, I never get tired of it because it is the exact question a possible volunteer or long-term Associate should be asking. 

How you prepare for disaster can affect your peace of mind and productivity during times of peace. Learn how our Crisis Response Managers provide training and resources for the IDEAS community!

Meet Sheldon! Sheldon and his family reside in Thailand where he and his wife both work in healthcare. Their focus is on the Karen people of southern Burma and northern Thailand. Together, they are partnering with others to provide healthcare training to Karen students who desire to return to their village to provide healthcare to their ...

"So, why should I join IDEAS?"

I love this question. In fact, I never get tired of it because it is the exact question a possible volunteer or long-term Associate should be asking. When deciding to go overseas, whether for two weeks or 10 years, picking an organization is vital (check out:

Katie, an IDEAS Associate and Leadership Coach, lives and works throughout North Africa helping to create thriving communities and increase longevity of expatriates working in the region. In this blog: Healthy Conflict at Work, Katie explores the importance of conflict and how to address it properly.

Traveling can be rough, especially during the winter months where you are hauling extra clothing, navigating holiday travelers and avoiding cold and flu season. Thankfully, there are many great tips and tricks to help make your trip a little more stress-free. Here are a few of our favorites:

We are often asked, "How do I volunteer with IDEAS?"

And what we say is that it all starts with a desire to use what you know and love and a willingness to grow and serve.

We want you to be a part of the ongoing, transformative work that is happening every day around the world! So to help you get started, here are a few FAQs - How to ...

This past week I had the privilege to go through IDEAS Orientation for long-term Associates in order to know the organization better and on a deeper level. I was honored to know I work for such a strategic, visionary, loving organization that creates real change in places with real need. IDEAS has a unique niche in the whole scope of God’s purpose.


At IDEAS, we are often asked why people should choose an organization with which to volunteer overseas. And what we tell them is that there is far more benefit in going with a team of experienced cross-cultural professionals than without. There is power, safety, growth and impact in numbers!