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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 article13 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 article22 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 article05 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 article05 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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