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08 October 2007
Closing the gap between volunteering and social activism  by Kumi Naidoo
Kumi Naidoo, CIVICUS' Secretary-General, writes about the role and contributions of volunteers to social change and outlined the dichotomy between activism and volunteerism. He also urged readers to discuss the relationship of volunteers and volunteerism to social activism.  Read article

From: Civicus
More about: Civil society
16 September 2007
Volunteerism key to coastal clean up and pollution prevention 
Tacloban City, Philippines: Coastal Clean Ups will not only promote recognition and facilitation of volunteerism. More so, it will show that volunteerism activity when properly managed could play a vital role in addressing environmental issues, pollution prevention and human development in general.  Read article
30 August 2007
Travelling abroad for volunteering vs. ethical issues by Jen Marsden
New Consumer, a UK-based online magazine for "ethical lifestyle, has asked key leaders in the traveling and volunteering industries for their opinion on the ethical issues vs. travelling abroad for overseas volunteering and holidays.  Read article
13 August 2007
Can volunteering cancel our green guilt? by Sally Brown
What's more important: helping a community abroad or going green at home? Today's volunteers are being pulled in two directions at the same time, says Sally Broom  Read article

From: The Guardian, UK
More about: Environment
03 August 2007
Youth gear themselves for voluntary work by Stephen Odoi-Larbi
Accra, Ghana: The out-gone-Minister for Manpower, Youth and Employment, Honourable Abubakar Saddique Boniface, has indicated that, Youth who avail themselves for Voluntary Programmes, contribute tremendously to Nation Development.  Read article

More about: Ghana  Young volunteers

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