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Volunteers quench workers’ thirst 
More than 70 volunteers have signed up to distribute free drinks to construction and road workers in Bahrain toiling in the blistering summer heat. By the end of this month the volunteers will have distributed 10,500 cans of refreshments and over 7,000 bottles of water.  Visit site
More about: Bahrain
Volunteerism builds health stations in the Philippines 
Bayanihan - the Filipino concept of community volunteerism - is transforming the social landscape of six Peace and Development Communities (PDCs) as community members lead construction of health stations in a bid to reduce preventable diseases in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm).   Visit site
More about: Philippines  MDG 4  MDG 5
Student's Partnership Worldwide 
SPW is an international non-governmental organization that recruits and trains young adults (aged 18-28) as volunteer Peer Educators, to lead programs that address urgent health and environmental issues in Africa and Asia.  Visit site
Mercy Ships 
Mercy Ships is a global charity providing developing countries with free medical and surgical services. It also helps local communities develop sustainable water, sanitation and education programs. The charity operates the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, staffed with volunteer doctors, nurses, engineers and agriculturists who visit ports in some of the world’s poorest countries.  Visit site
More about: Education
Red Cross / Red Crescent (IFRC) 
On these pages you will find information about how you can volunteer with IFRC's 186 National Societies around the world and help in their mission to assist the lives of the most vulnerable. The International Federation does not recruit volunteers to work overseas, as it works through its National Societies. The International Federation instead focuses on supporting volunteering development in our member societies.   Visit site
Trained volunteers disseminate mental health message in Sichuan 
In 2007, an AusAID-funded team of key mental health experts formulated a set of ten key messages to assist communities in China manage children's mental health post disaster. Teachers and community leaders trained when the messages were piloted are currently volunteering in Sichuan and are regarded as 'on-the-ground' experts in psychological first aid for children.  Visit site
Japan courts Kenya with a volunteer's gentle touch 
Japan is gaining friends in Kenya with the help of shiatsu classes for the blind given by Japanese volunteers. Nearly 900 volunteers from the  Japanese International Co-operation Agency is working in Africa, helping to improve lives of local people.   Visit site
More about: Japan  Kenya
Mercy Ships recognizes International Day of the African Child 
Millions of children in Africa suffer at the hands of poverty, as well as a lack of access to medical care.Forgotten and deprived, many perish. The volunteers working on board the Africa Mercy - the world's largest charity hospital ship - offer those children hope and the opportunity to lead a full life. Two years ago, 10 year-old Benedict Menkoah discovered how Mercy Ships can transform the life of a child.  Visit site
Unite for Sight 
Unite For Sight is a non-profit organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. Local and visiting volunteers work with partner eye clinics to provide eye care in communities without previous access, with the goal of creating eye disease-free communities.  Visit site
More about: MDG 6
Give Me a Chance Africa 
Christian school in Uganda, volunteering opportunities for education and training of orphans etc.  Visit site
More about: Uganda  Children

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