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Passing the torch, passing volunteerism 
David Brettel, director of the volunteer programme of the Sydney Organizing Committee for Olympic Games, sees that volunteerism has grown into a thriving tree in Beijing.  Visit site
Olympics push for volunteer service 
Many tangible results will remain after the Olympics, including the Volunteers' Square at the Olympic Park, the Beijing Voluntary Service Foundation, the volunteer service information system, voluntary service stations in city operations, the volunteer hotline, and volunteer service in public welfare projects.  Visit site
More about: China
CICLO Foundation 
The CICLO Foundation is a not for profit organization that has as its mission the world-wide diffusion of Latin American culture. It offers different internship and volunteer programs for people who are looking for an enriching cultural experience, with a strong social component that helps one to learn more about the different cultures that give life to this planet.  Visit site
More about: Argentina
Volunteers in China: from villages to the Olympics 
The Beijing Olympic Games is apparently not only an opportunity for athletes. It is and will be an impetus for the development of volunteerism in China.   Visit site
Right to Play 
Right To Play is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play as a tool for the development of children and youth in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Right To Play is committed to improving the lives of these children and to strengthening their communities by translating the best practices of sport and play into opportunities to promote development, health and peace. Right To Play engages and trains Local and International Volunteers who work with communities to implement our programs. Seventy seven International Volunteers were sent to the field in 2005, and together with Local Coaches, reached approximately 500,000 children and youth on a weekly basis  Visit site
More about: Canada
Art Corps  
ArtCorps pairs volunteer artists for 9-12 months with Central American organizations to communicate their messages through art. Artists use every imaginable art form including theater, mime, puppetry, mural painting, sculpture and poetry to bring the organizations' environmental and social messages to life and engage the local community in its activities.   Visit site
Video Volunteers  
Video Volunteers is a nonprofit organization using video to help alleviate poverty and accelerate social change in the developing world. It matches volunteer filmmakers with local organizations.   Visit site
More about: Advocacy

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