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20 September 2008
Lend a hand by Lilei Chow
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: There are positive signs that we are entering a new age of volunteerism. National service has been an important means of nation-building in many countries, and there are now unprecedented opportunities for committed and talented individuals to channel their passions and energies toward building a better tomorrow through organisations such as the United Nations Volunteers (UNV).  Read article
02 August 2006
Not saving lives, just making himself more useful: Volunteering in disaster areas 
Dr Jeyathesan believes he is also helping himself whenever he helps others.
Jakarta, Malaysia: Dr. Jeyathesan has been volunteering for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society since he was a kid. Now a medical doctor, he was amongst victims and survivors, volunteering to provide medical relief, when tsunamis and earthquake struck Asia recently.  As a volunteer doctor in disaster areas, he never thought that he's saving someone else's life, he's just making himself more useful.  Read article
From: The Star, Malaysia
More about: Emergency relief  Health
02 August 2006
No barriers by Zabidi Ishar
Tampat, Malaysia: Roslan Ismail has made a mission of his volunteer work, spreading the word about social services available to the disabled in his region of Malaysia. Ismail’s work is all the more impressive given the fact that he is disabled himself, having lost the use of his legs to polio.  Read article
From: Bernama, Malaysia
28 February 2005
Volunteer undaunted by dangers in foreign lands 
Kuala Lumpur: It was 1996. Rebels from Bangui, in Central Republic of Africa, were waging war against the local government. Maheswari Balan, a United Nations volunteer, was on the truck with her first child, Sheeva, that day, undeterred by dangers in a foreign land.  Read article
From: The Star, Malaysia
More about: Advocacy
30 December 2004
UN volunteers help coordinate relief for tsunami victims in South Asia 
Bonn: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, in coordination with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Offices and the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), is deploying volunteers in several South Asian countries to help governments, NGOs and other UN agencies provide relief to thousands of people who have lost their homes and family members in the tsunamis of 26 December.  Read article

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