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26 May 2011
VSO and Peace Corps link up in 'special relationship' 
London, UK: Volunteering is part of the US-UK ‘special relationship’, said Barack Obama and David Cameron who announced that the two countries would continue working together through  the Peace Corps and VSO.  Read article
More about: United Kingdom  Advocacy
13 January 2010
Rolling out the solar barrels in Kyrgyzstan 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: UNV Kyrgyzstan brought together seven volunteers from the Peace Corps and three from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to learn about solar barrel heaters and how to construct them.   Read article
More about: Japan  Kyrgyzstan  Environment
22 April 2009
Obama signs national service legislation 
Washington, D.C., United States: President Obama signed into law a measure designed to strengthen national community service efforts by boosting federal funding for thousands of volunteers in fields ranging from clean energy to health care and education.  Read article
05 December 2008
'Building bridges' on IVD 
United States: To mark International Volunteer Day, the Building Bridges Coalition calls for anyone having participated in an international volunteer programme to help raise awareness by writing about their experience.  Read article
05 December 2008
Mining a seam of volunteerism by Libby Archell, Alcoa
Pittsburgh, USA: Alcoa CEO and President Klaus Kleinfeld congratulated the record number of 22,000 Alcoa employees who came together in almost 700 separate service events as part of the company’s Worldwide Month of Service.  Read article

 

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Push International 
Push International is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide mobility and facilitate sustainable development in the disabled community inside the countries where the organization works. Push International desires to give wheelchairs to people with disabilities who are the poorest of the poor. Furthermore, it hosts wheelchair maneuvering skills clinics, teaches personal care skills, education, job skills and sports.  Visit site
Crisis Camp Haiti: Techno-types volunteer their computer skills to aid quake victims 
Thomas and about 45 other self-described "techies and geo-geeks" and other volunteers met at USC to collaborate on ways to use computers to design improved maps of battered Port-au-Prince neighborhoods, concoct better family-locater services for quake victims and speed more accurate and timely relief information from more closely coordinated data feeds   Visit site
More than 7,000 US nurses volunteer for Haiti 
More than 7,000 nurses in the United States have volunteered to go to Haiti to help injured survivors of the devastating earthquake.

National Nurses United, a national union, says nurses nationwide have answered its appeal to travel to the island country. Spokesman Charles Idelson said Friday that more than 1,000 nurses have registered in California and about 500 in New York.

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Related blog entries
05 December 2007, 15:32
Maryland, USA: Never heard of IVD 
I had never of International Volunteer Day until just now when I saw it on someone's blog. I've been volunteering for many years, starting out with one of my daughter's classes when she was in elementary school.  Read entry
From: IVD 2007 Blog
Notebook, skype, webcam and speakers: the equipment for virtual school volunteering.
22 February 2007, 16:55
The Future Wave of School Volunteerism: Be the Textbook 
One teacher in the United States blogs about her visions of getting corporate execs and experts in their fields to be “virtual volunteers” by using what is slowly becoming everyday computer technology.  Read entry