Center for Global Development senior fellow Mead Over thinks there's more that Americans can do overseas. Modelled on the Peace Corps, the Global Health Corps would provide young American doctors and nurses to help strengthen weak health systems. Visit siteUnite 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
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If the Peace Corps wishes to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS, it needs to send expertise, not just youthful zeal. That was what Ethiopian officials politely told Peace Corps country director Peter Parr when he approached them last summer with a proposal to send a batch of volunteers to work on the pandemic. Visit siteAre you ready for World AIDS Day?
Wear red on World AIDS Day, 1 December, take a picture of yourself and your friends, and send it to NetAid. Your photos will be added to hundreds of others that will be sent to the White House to send a clear message to the President: Help us STOP AIDS today! Visit siteAct Now! A Resource Guide for Young Women on HIV/AIDS
This booklet, based on a three-week e-mail discussion on Young Women and HIV/AIDS, is targeted at young women who are leaders in their communities. It provides an overview of the online discussions, highlights and profiles young women's leadership in HIV/AIDS, and provides useful activities for those who want to start campaigns to raise awareness and decrease stigma in their communities. Visit siteSix Steps to Headache-Free Volunteer Management
Published by GAPA-BA in Brazil, this manual illustrates in detail the following six steps: planning, recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and rewarding volunteers. Although the manual is designed with a focus on HIV/AIDS issues, its volunteer management guidelines can be equally applied by NGOs in other sectors. Visit site