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Volunteer Forever

The Yelp and Kickstarter for Meaningful Travel

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Volunteer Forever is an online travel platform to help youth travelers find and fund their meaningful travel opportunities. The site features user reviews and testimonials of volunteer, intern, teach, work, and study abroad programs to help users find a meaningful travel activity. Users can also use our online personal fundraising platform to raise money for their trip expenses (program costs, airfare, room & board, travel insurance, etc).


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    Steven Weddle
    Chief Executive Officer

    Steve has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and UCLA, respectively. He has spent the last six years as a program manager in the Air Force where he leads a 60 member team to design, develop, and deploy multimillion dollar hardware & software systems. In 2009, Steve volunteered to deploy near the Pakistani border in Afghanistan and in 2011, he volunteered at an HIV/AIDS orphanage in India.

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    Billy Beltz
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Billy graduated with a B.A. in History from Cal Poly and later earned his MBA from San Diego State. He has spent the last eight years as a marketing leader for various industries in San Diego and m ost recently served as the Marketing Director for The SPARK Programs. After receiving his undergraduate degree he spent a month in rural Greece re-building a small village and assisting the local community.

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    Brian An
    Chief Product Officer

    Brian has a B.S. in Operations Research from the US Air Force Academy and an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Florida. He has spent the last seven years in the Air Force overseeing the development of multimillion dollar hardware and software systems. As a student at the US Air Force Academy, Brian studied abroad at the College Militaire Royal du Canada and the Ecole de l'air of France.


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    Grace Lou