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19 July 2006, 11:48
Leaving noblesse oblige behind by Nan Hawthorne
Volunteering needs to and should evolve from the haves helping the have-nots to everyone volunteering in various ways as a way of actively participating in "ownership" of their nations, their societies. The democratic process should be more than electoral... it should be a matter of building and shaping even the smallest aspect of our communities and daily life.  Read entry

Volunteers try to line up earthquake survivors as they queue up for food at a distribution point in Bantul, Indonesia, May 31, 2006. Relief efforts for an estimated 650,000 people displaced by Indonesia's earthquake picked up Wednesday with a surge of foreign aid workers coming into the region and the reopening of a key airport. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara
07 June 2006, 10:34
Aid volunteer's diary: Day three by Father Agus Gunadi
Father Agus Gunadi, 42, of the Roman Catholic Church of St Yusuf in Yogyakarta, has been helping people affected by the Java earthquake. He tells how a crisis centre has been set up by the parish to give aid and shelter to survivors.  Read entry

01 June 2006, 16:19
Aid volunteer's diary: Day two by Father Agus Gunadi
Father Agus Gunadi, 42, of the Roman Catholic Church of St Yusuf in Yogyakarta, has been helping people affected by the Java earthquake. He tells how a crisis centre has been set up by the parish to give aid and shelter to survivors.  Read entry

Medical treatment is needed by many people injured in the quake. (BBC News/AP)
31 May 2006, 15:03
Aid volunteer's diary: Java quake by Father Agus Gunadi
Father Agus Gunadi, 42, of the Roman Catholic Church of St Yusuf in Yogyakarta, has been helping people affected by the Java earthquake. He tells how a crisis centre has been set up by the parish to give aid and shelter to survivors.   Read entry

08 May 2006, 11:11
Volunteering in South Africa by Pierre van den Berg
I have started a volunteer program for USA rangers (US Forest Service, etc.) to South Africa (SA) 3 years ago, and it runs very well. I will be looking for international volunteers with a wide range of skills and experience who would be interested to volunteer in SA.   Read entry

04 May 2006, 20:14
Volunteer at orphanage in Tanzania by Scott Fifer
The TunaHAKI Shelter for Street Kids in Moshi, Kilimanjaro region in Tanzannia accepts volunteers to assist at the Shelter.  Activities can include teaching English to the children, arts and crafts, acrobatics, music lessons, assisting in fundraising and publicity, and other valuable activities, depending on your skills.  Read entry

03 May 2006, 11:57
Seeking volunteers for nature summer work camp on Lake Baikal by Aline Prentice
Club Firn, a non-governmental organization founded in 1988, is seeking volunteers for our 3rd annual nature work camp in one of the most beautiful hidden corners of Lake Baikal.  Read entry

26 April 2006, 14:45
Jamaica celebrates Global Youth Service Day by Theresa Maria Brandt
The UN Volunteers programme, in collaboration with the UNDP Civic Dialogue Project, the Kingston & St. Andrew Action Forum and the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO hosted a youth rally at the YWCA on Saturday, 22 April.  Betty-Anne Blaine, founder of Youth Opportunities Unlimited and Hear the Children Cry, addressed the rally on the theme “Investing in our young people for a better Jamaica”.  Read entry

10 April 2006, 11:02
Through Our Eyes 
My name is Jennifer Ward and I am 11 years old, I am also writing a book called "Through Our Eyes". My biggest goal for this book is to build a school in Ethiopia with clean water and healthy meals run by volunteers.   Read entry

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


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