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03 February 2009
Senior Volunteers honoured in Sindh, Pakistan 
Karachi, Pakistan: The services of senior volunteers were honoured at a function to observe International Volunteer Day, held at Federation House.  The Secretary General of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) was the chief guest.   Read article
15 August 2007
Pakistan strengthens volunteer movement 
Islamabad, Pakistan: Pakistan's National Volunteer Movement (NVM) and Community Support Programme (CSP) have signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to  advocate volunteerism and promote training programmes for volunteers.  Read article
More about: Infrastructure
04 June 2007
Pakistan minister: More efforts needed to encourage volunteerism 
A doctor from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) takes care of a young child in Pakistan. (Photo: Sveinung Uddu Ystad/Norwegian Red Cross)
Islamabad, Pakistan: Volunteers are a catalyst of change for any society and there is urgent need for creating an enabling environment at the national level to foster volunteerism, said Federal Health Minister Muhammad Nasir Khan recently.  Read article
More about: Infrastructure  Policy
19 January 2007
Teaching 'Generation X' a lesson 
A leading charity is launching a campaign to persuade more mid-career professionals to volunteer overseas. One teacher in her 20s tells BBC News website why she left Yorkshire to spend two years working in Pakistan and why she hopes others will follow her example.   Read article
From: BBC News, UK
15 December 2006
Pakistan volunteer organizations host IVD events 
Islamabad, Pakistan: On International Volunteer Day, four volunteer involving organizations celebrate the day together to provide due recognition of the power of volunteers and their contributions and further promote volunteerism in Pakistan.  Read article
More about: Civil society


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Volunteerism to promote peace, development: Pakistani President 
President Asif Ali Zardari said volunteerism has the power to promote peace, harmony and development not only in Pakistan but around the world. In a message on the International Volunteers Day falling on 5 December, he said let us recognize the power of volunteerism which can augment peace and harmony in the world.
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New Horizon Care Centre (Pakistan) 
A volunteer organization providing treatment services for those suffering from substance abuse such as drugs, chemicals and alcohol. Over 3,000 clients have benefited from the programme.  Visit site
National Volunteer Movement of Pakistan 
Pakistan’s National Volunteer Movement, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Volunteers (UNV) programme, works to provide a platform for public participation in community building and create a ready pool of individuals that can be mass mobilized to act swiftly and effectively in natural and man-made disasters.  Visit site