Do No Harm: Volunteerism as Professional Development for Faculty

  • Susan Ryan University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords: Higher Education, Volunteerism, Professional Development


The benefits of service learning and volunteerism for university faculty and students has been a topic of interest and implementation for many institutions of higher education across the country in recent years. This article describes the personal reflections of one faculty member's experiences, as personal and professional development, in volunteering in third world countries. Implications for university faculty involvement in volunteerism and service learning at the local and international level are given.