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31 January 2010
Volunteer spirits meet in Tsirang 
Thimphu, Bhutan: They came from different parts of the world, and from different nooks of Bhutan. Their age, cultural background and academic qualifications were varied. But they all had one thing in common: the spirit of volunteerism.  Read article
06 December 2007
Volunteerism must be made more relevant by Tshering Palden
Thimphu, Bhutan: It made me very happy and proud to have made another person happy. I think everyone in this world should help one another. This was one of the four presentations made by students about their personal experience of volunteering during this year’s International Volunteer Day celebrations at the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu on December 2.  Read article
14 December 2005
‘Volunteers in Bhutan’ calendar launched on IVD by Karma Choden
Thimphu, Bhutan: With the theme, ‘Everyday is a volunteer’s day: Have you volunteered today?’, local and international volunteers working in Bhutan joined the world to recognize and celebrate the ‘unsung heroes’ of the world on International Volunteer Day on 5 December in Thimphu.   Read article
05 December 2004
Bhutanese volunteers light 1,000 lamps, launch website and photo contest on IVD 
Thiumphu: Volunteers in Bhutan lighted 1,000 butter-lamps at Thimphu's Memorial Chorten and held a friendly tug-of-war contest at the nearby Royal Bhutan Police ground to mark International Volunteer Day (IVD), 5 December.  Read article
From: Volunteers in Bhutan
More about: Advocacy
07 December 2002
Bhutan hosts tug-of-war contest, highlights MDGs on IVD 
Thimphu: Bhutan celebrated International Volunteer Day (IVD) with a tug-of-war contest organized by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOVC).  Read article
From: UN Volunteers, Germany
More about: Advocacy


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Aviation Sans Frontières volunteers ease air journey for refugees 
The France-based Aviation Sans Frontières (ASF) charity is assisting in one of the biggest resettlement programmes in the world, but its staff will not be piloting repatriation flights but joining them as passengers. ASF received an overwhelming response when it issued a call recently for volunteers to physically escort groups of 30-35 of these refugees as they are taken by air from Kathmandu to Brussels.  Visit site
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26 October 2006, 15:11
Bhutan's Gross National Happiness & volunteering 
This year's IVD, UNV programme in Bhutan, together with volunteer-involving organizations, will hold an "IVD Forum" and an essay contest on volunteering and "Gross National Happiness".  Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog
03 November 2005, 18:45
IVD campaign to rope in govt support in Bhutan 
We have had several ideas for the IVD activities this year, but we have now agreed with the group that we will organise a semi-official launching of the VIB calendar and a photo exhibition, based on the pictures from the photo competition.  Read entry
From: IVD 2005 Blog