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MSF volunteer, Karin Moorhouse nourishes a wounded child, during Angola’s civil war. In her recently published book “No One Can Stop the Rain,” Karin writes touchingly about the infant, whose mother was run over by a military vehicle.
20 October 2005
No one can stop the rain: Relief efforts made possible by people like you 
This book, written by a volunteer couple, helps people realize that volunteering for a humanitarian organization, like the Médecins Sans Frontières, can be done at many different stages in life. Wei Cheng, a paediatric surgeon, and his wife Karin Moorhouse, a senior marketing executive for Nestlé Canada, left their comfortable lives to do just that.  Read article
UN Volunteer Myrna Domit (right, wearing blue hat) with international press during an interview of a Haitian schoolgirl in Cite Soleil. 
(Photo by UNV)
27 September 2005
Part of the news in Haiti by Myrna Domit
"Myrna Domit, you have been accepted to work as a UNV Public Information Officer. Please report to duty station, at the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, in two weeks."  Read article

From: UN Volunteers, Germany
More about: Haiti  Activism  Youth
30 August 2005
Uzbekistan notebook: The experiences of a Peace Corps volunteer by Jessica Teicher
This three-part volunteer story, written by Jessica Teicher, speaks of the joys of teaching English to Uzbek kids and knowing Uzbek culture and its people while volunteering. But it was dampened when the government refused to extend the volunteers' visas. They left after only five weeks instead of staying for two years as planned.  Read article

From: Eurasianet.org
29 August 2005
Young man's college: Volunteering abroad 
Palo Alto, USA: Palo Alto teenager Wolf Price has never shied away from adventure. He was not quite three when his family travelled to the tropical island of Bora Bora. One afternoon, he turned to his mother and announced that he wanted to walk to a different part of the island, not more than 100 yards away but obscured from her view by trees. And he wanted to go alone.  Read article
29 August 2005
Perfect match: Volunteering & good fun by Sara Dominoni
I joined the UNV Programme as an intern few weeks ago. And I wouldn’t miss the chance to experience a real event “on the field”. And 11,000 volunteers apparently were thinking the same.   Read article

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The people you'll meet on these pages are not famous, yet they have touched millions of people's lives through their committment, compassion and courage. They've been baptized as  "trailblazers", "shakers and movers", "disaster responders", among others.  Whatever names they've been called, they have one thing in common -- they've made a difference.