Jun 17, 2014 • 17M

Episode 44: Kathryn Pisco works to enhance volunteerism with Unearth the World

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June 12, 2014 - Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1s6xNrP. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Kathryn Pisco recently took a year off from her career to travel the world, often doing volunteer work along her journey with her husband. When she returned, she decided to launch a social venture to help others like her have even better experiences when volunteering abroad. She calls her venture Unearth the World. More about Unearth the World: Unearth the World is an international volunteer placement company that focuses on volunteer education (pre and post-trip), community impact and financial transparency. We partner with nonprofits that address social problems and connect them with volunteers to help them complete their mission. We also provide coaching to the volunteer upon their return to help them adjust to normal life and continue to be involved in philanthropy. image Kathryn’s bio: Kathryn grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Cornell University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communications and Business. Prior to launching her own social venture, Kathryn spent nine years working in Chicago doing sales, sales training and sales management for E&J Gallo Winery and Boston Scientific. Last year, she took a year-long career break with her husband, Mike, and traveled the world doing a mix of personal travel and volunteer work. The experience inspired her to create Unearth the World, a social enterprise that helps pair individuals with international nonprofits in a responsible way so that others can experience the transformative power of travel and continue to give back in their local communities.