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10 May 2010
Bringing Beijing volunteerism to the Shanghai Expo 
The first group of volunteers from outside Shanghai arrive at the Shanghai Expo 2010, joining 172,000 local ones to serve an estimated 70-100 million visitors. (Photo: Shanghai Expo 2010)
Shanghai, China: Lessons learned from the Beijing Olympic volunteers will be on show in Shanghai this year, as more than a million volunteers gather to support the 2010 Expo.  Read article
More about: China  Italy  Civil society
02 February 2010
A will of steel for International Volunteer Day 
New Delhi, Kolkata, Ranipet, Orissa and Jharkand, India: With 'Volunteering for our Planet' in mind, major steel company Arcelor Mittal aimed to institutionalize ‘volunteerism’ into the organization’s mainstream corporate responsibility agenda.   Read article
More about: India  Environment
09 October 2008
Rain in Rio: Sharing ideas on corporate volunteering by Sarah Hayes, Consultant Director of IAVE Global Corporate Volunteer Council
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: A little rain in Rio couldn’t stop representatives from seven international companies from sharing good practice, brainstorming new ideas for collaboration in the years ahead, and supporting one another’s volunteer programme goals.  Read article
06 December 2007
International company recognizes employee volunteers on IVD 
USA: Alcoa, a leading producer of primary aluminum, recognized its 47,000 employee volunteers to mark IVD. "We chose International Volunteer Day to announce these achievements as further recognition of the significant positive change these Alcoa volunteers make on a regular basis in their communities around the globe," says Alain Belda, Alcoa's Chairman and Chief Executive Office.  Read article
04 December 2007
Volunteering makes good business sense in New Zealand 
Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand businesses are increasingly talking about corporate social responsibility – how they contribute to their communities through time and money. Volunteering for a not-for-profit organisation is one way to help. Wednesday, 5 December, is International Volunteer Day, a day to celebrate the contribution that volunteers make to our society.  Read article
More about: New Zealand


Related links
IVD roundtable in Albania 
In commemoration of International Volunteer Day, UNV and its partners organized a roundtable session on 'Volunteerism for Development and Integration' at the Tirana International Hotel.  Visit site
Kiva is a person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world; it also seeks volunteers.  Visit site
How voluntary is social responsibility? 
Chinyere Okoye comments on corporate social responsibility (CSR) experts' claim that private sector should strengthen their CSR programme, beyond public relations, in Nigeria.    Visit site

Related blog entries
07 January 2008, 23:51
KathmanJew: Volunteering in Fair Trade 
"Your plan is upside down. Just donate a couple of dollars a month to a [charitable] organization," said the Bangladeshi owner of my local Internet cafe, when he heard I was abandoning my university studies to volunteer in Nepal.  Read entry