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01 November 2006, 13:44
Guiding young volunteers in Cambodia by Mark Lawler
In Cambodia, the theme for this year's IVD is engaging youth in development through volunteering.   Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog
More about: Cambodia
26 October 2006, 15:11
Bhutan's Gross National Happiness & volunteering by Junko Taguchi
This year's IVD, UNV programme in Bhutan, together with volunteer-involving organizations, will hold an "IVD Forum" and an essay contest on volunteering and "Gross National Happiness".  Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog
More about: Bhutan
26 October 2006, 16:35
Bermuda volunteers to go online by Kristin White
The Centre on Philanthropy in Bermuda will launch an interactive online volunteer matching system and host a volunteer reception to honour local volunteers.  Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog
More about: United Kingdom
10 July 2006, 17:15
How do I volunteer? Myths about the World Volunteer Web by Marybelle Stryk
We are bombarded daily by the wrong questions and comments. I see this as a waste of time for our readers, writing an email that will never get the right answer. I know it's partly our fault that we're perceived by our readers differently from what we think who we are really. So, here are some myths, inspired by readers' comments and emails, that I wish to address. It may help us answer the existential question -- "Who are we?" "What do you want us to be?" But keep the (right) questions & comments coming!  Read entry
From: Stryk it!
Irish U2 lead singer and anti-poverty campaigner Bono pauses while on a visit to Ido primary school in Nigeria's capital Abuja, May 22, 2006, during a six-nation tour of Africa. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)
22 May 2006, 11:31
Is this the new face of altruism? by Marybelle Stryk
I don't know if it's only me but lately there seems to be a bombardment of celebrities supporting some worthy cause. The deluge must have started when U2's Bono & Bob Geldof invited hundreds of artists to perform at the G8 concert last year. Then there's Angelina Jolie, and her equally famous partner Brad Pitt, attending the recent global economic summit and fighting for human rights. Australian actress Nicole Kidman supporting women's rights and gender equality through UNIFEM and her best friend actress Naomi Watts joined in by taking up HIV/AIDS issues with UNAIDS Read entry
From: Stryk it!
07 April 2006, 15:26
There & back again by Rae Julian
Rae Julian, current Executive Coordinator of the New Zealand Council for International Development, writes how becoming an international volunteer altered his life. After a three-year volunteering stint helping the Cambodians understand what democracy is all about, Rae came back for more.   Read entry
From: Volunteer Blog
More about: Cambodia
10 March 2006, 16:25
My views on international volunteering by Randolf
I went through the articles trying to justify the world's Millennium Development Goals, I only felt it being very hypocritical. My personal observations tells me that the co-ordinators of volunteer programmes do well to discourage lots of people in developing countries from applying or succeeding in rendering their services.   Read entry
25 January 2006, 12:11
WAY formalises its volunteers programme by Ediola Pashollari
WAY invites interested volunteers (in the age between 25 - 30) to join the programme.  The key functions of the Volunteers Programme would be to assist and support WAY programmes internationally, and to be able to join international relief and emergency programmes coordinated by WAY.  Read entry
From: Volunteer Blog
More about: Management
Volunteers from the NGO School of Equal Opportunity performing at the International Volunteer Day celebrations on 5 December 2005, in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo: UN Volunteers Ukraine)
14 December 2005, 15:17
Volunteer organisations in Ukraine discuss future partnerships  by Cristina Turci
On December 5th, the United Nations Volunteers serving in Ukraine along with the local community celebrated the International Volunteer Day by organizing a press conference and a Volunteer Organizations Information Fair.  Read entry
From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Ukraine
Volunteers perform at a concert organized in Cambodia on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day on 5 December 2005. (Photo: UN Volunteers Cambodia)
14 December 2005, 15:02
Concert, photo exhibition highlight volunteers’ contribution by Ruby Banez
Local and foreign volunteers as well as representatives from host and partner agencies of UNV participated in the International Volunteer Day celebration in Cambodia.   Read entry
From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Cambodia

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