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18 July 2011
Happy Mandela Day! 
Pretoria, South Africa: It's about volunteering! Monday 18 July is Mandela Day, and it's one of the landmarks during this special year for volunteers.

The Mandela Day campaign message is simple: Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. The campaign is asking is that everyone gives 67 minutes of their time, whether it’s supporting their chosen charity or serving their local community.

Mandela Day is a call to action for individuals – for people everywhere – to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as Mr. Mandela did.  Read article
More about: South Africa  Advocacy
03 February 2009
Senior Volunteers honoured in Sindh, Pakistan 
Karachi, Pakistan: The services of senior volunteers were honoured at a function to observe International Volunteer Day, held at Federation House.  The Secretary General of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) was the chief guest.   Read article
More about: Pakistan  Civil society
09 October 2008
Volunteerism in an aging society by VOICE
Colombo, Sri Lanka: This brief provides a conceptual framework to link Volunteerism for Development with a series of aging-related issues. Volunteerism can foster elders' empowerment, aiding intergenerational solidarity. The document also looks back over the Sri Lanka Elders' Committees and the work of the HelpAge voluntary home care programme, with recommendations for future policy.  Read article
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More about: Sri Lanka
20 October 2007
Appunti su esperienze di volontariato con donne del Niger e del Togo by Paola Toniolo Piva e Maria Paola Profumo
Two volunteers, Paola Toniolo and Maria Paola Profumo from Italy, were in Niger to help develop a study on sustainable small businesses for women entrepreneurs. The volunteers from Seniores Italia, a volunteer organization whose members are retired professionals from private companies and public institutions, were identified through the corporate/private sector (CPS) programme managed by the United Nations Volunteers programme.
Abbiamo fornito la consulenza al progetto UNIFEM in quanto socie di Seniores Italia, associazione di volontariato, che dedica particolare attenzione al rafforzamento delle donne in campo economico, senza dimenticare gli aspetti politici e sociali.   Read article
More about: Italy
08 August 2007
Baby boomers and the future of volunteering 
A new study by VolunteerMatch looks for keys to unlock the generosity of the Me Generation. It's findings include high expectations, skilled volunteers and the internet playing a huge role in the future of volunteering.   Read article
From: VolunteerMatch, USA
More about: United States  Research


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Cashing in on baby boomer plans 
One of the stipulations that came through the Monash focus groups time and time again was that boomers didn't just want to volunteer; they wanted meaningful engagement. By this they meant doing something that made a difference and that used (and acknowledged) their skills.  Visit site
Volunteer sees age as no impediment to her work 
After having served as a volunteer swimming coach for 23 years, 70-year-old Chao Yueh-nu has now expanded her work to other social service areas, saying that "one is never too old, nor it ever too late to be a volunteer."  Visit site
AARP commemorates IVD 
AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired People) believes that we cannot overstate the value of the United Nations support and promotion of volunteering among government agencies, non-profit organizations, community groups, and the private sector. Today, societies worldwide are successfully engaging volunteers in a spirit of solidarity for the effort to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by 2015.  Visit site

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08 December 2005, 14:28
Jamaicans' contribution to community recognized 
The International Volunteer Day activities in Jamaica took place under the theme “Volunteer and Secure Jamaica’s Future.”  This theme was chosen to underscore the high premium placed on volunteerism in the island country.  Read entry
From: IVD 2005 Blog