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11 April 2008
It’s time to start volunteering by Asma Hamid
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Not too long ago, most people lived in large combined families or tribes, and members of the family or clan helped each other in every possible way. Now, as we move towards the nuclear family model, which consists only of parents and their children, and have become more individualistic, have we lost the habit of giving?  Visit site
08 April 2008
Car company pushes employee volunteering 
Seoul, South Korea: Better labor management and corporate transparency, cooperation with other companies, developing environmentally friendly vehicles and helping the poor and disabled are among the list of initiatives Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group representatives announced yesterday.  Read article
08 April 2008
Hundreds of volunteers build house for Iraqi war veterans by Melanie Stetson Freeman
Sgt. Brian Fountaine was recovering in Walter Reed Army Medical Center when he got an unexpected visitor who offered to build him a house -- free of charge. The visitor was John Gonsalves, founder of Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit volunteer group that builds houses for severely injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Read article
08 April 2008
Volunteer caregivers in Swaziland: underpaid and undervalued 
Mbabane, Swaziland : Overworked and poorly paid, volunteer caregivers in Swaziland struggling to cope with the growing numbers of bedridden patients with HIV, are faced with a hard choice: to quit or go hungry.  Read article

From: IRIN News
More about: Swaziland  Health  MDG 6
02 April 2008
More Korean overseas volunteer to get exempted from military service by Kim Yon-se
Seoul, South Korea: More Korean men in their 20s will likely enjoy exemption from compulsory military service under the government's policy to offer benefits to college students.  Read article
02 April 2008
World youth conference on volunteering opens in Panama 
Panama City, Panama: Over 220 young people from 22 countries are gathered in Las Cumbres outside Panama City for a three-day event to share ideas on volunteering, solidarity and equity.  Read article

From: IAVE
More about: Panama  Advocacy  Youth
31 March 2008
International volunteer conference highlights Korean volunteers' work 
Seoul, South Korea: According to the Korean Council of Volunteering (KCV), the outstanding work of volunteers in Taean, South Chungcheong Province, devastated by the nation's largest ever oil leak, will be presented during the 20th International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) World Volunteer Conference from 2-5 April in Panama.  Read article
20 March 2008
Internet spurs upswing in volunteerism by Wendy Koch
Youth volunteerism is surging as high school and college students use the Internet to mobilize quickly and nationally.  Read article
03 March 2008
Encouraging Youth to Be Volunteers by Ann Christine Ishimwe
Kigali, Rwanda: Global Trustees for Unity and Peace Volunteers (GTUPV), an NGO in Rwanda, promotes youth volunteerism and global development.  Read article
26 February 2008
California creates cabinet post to manage volunteers by Jennifer Steinhauer
California, USA: Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger is creating a cabinet-level office for volunteer management, the first such state cabinet position in USA.  Read article

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