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15 December 2006
Public interest & the limits of volunteerism by Ernest Partridge
Wellington, New Zealand: To be sure, personal self-control and charity are virtues, while political coercion and taxation are not. The trouble is, in numerous and significant instances, volunteerism doesn’t work.  Read article

From: Scoop, New Zealand
12 December 2006
The joys of volunteering by Bronwyn White
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea is the land of the unexpected in everyway, unexpected joy, and unexpected devastation. As a medical officer in PNG I had unimaginable adventures, experiencing daily challenges, jubilation, tears, desolation, elation, fear, failure but endless fulfilment.  Read article

More about: Papua New Guinea  HIV/AIDS
08 December 2006
Volunteerism is not only for women by Petronella Sibeene
A report on "An Assessment of Community Volunteers and Community-Based Health Care Programmes" launched yesterday by the Minister of Health and Social Services, Richard Kamwi, shows that Namibia has a total of 4728 volunteers helping their communities at different levels, and 80% of this represents women participation.  Read article

More about: Namibia  Gender
08 December 2006
Volunteers for a better world by Audrey McLaughlin & Lawrence Hill
As Canadians, we are forever searching for ways to define ourselves. On the United Nations-declared International Volunteer Day, 5 December, we encourage Canadians to define themselves as global citizens for change by demanding equality and justice throughout the world.   Read article

More about: Canada  Advocacy
06 December 2006
Su salario es sólo uno "gracias" 
En México, el pasado 29 de noviembre, el ex presidente Vicente Fox entregó el Premio Nacional al Voluntario 2006, acto que fue celebrado en el salón Adolfo López Mateos, de la residencia oficial de Los Pinos.  Read article

More about: Mexico  Advocacy

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