How do I volunteer: Additional resources
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10 May 2006
Thousands of Canadian elementary students learn how to show they care 
More than 12,000 children participated this morning in the Caring for Others School Project, a volunteer awareness event organized by the 18 Centraides of Quebec, a volunteer-led organization, in Canada.  Read article
From: CNW Group, Canada
02 May 2006
Volunteering a must for admission to medical schools by Erica Smith
Conquering pre-med requirements, battling stubborn grade-point averages, and trudging through gruelling seven-hour MCATS: This is the typical life of a pre-med student. But another aspect of their busy lives may be just as important: volunteer work. According to medical schools, it’s essential.   Read article
11 April 2006
Volunteers of America offers tips on volunteering 
Here are some very useful tips on volunteering from the Volunteers of America, which is encouraging Americans to think about giving their time to help others during the National Volunteer Week (April 23-29).   Read article
06 April 2006
Tiny Essentials of an Effective Volunteer Board 
For most voluntary organizations identifying, recruiting and developing a truly effective board remains a wonderful but usually distant and elusive dream. This small book, authored by former ActionAid chairman Ken Burnett, has been written for all board members and nonprofit staff whose job it is to deal with ‘the board’. Its purpose is to help any board to do its important job better.  Read article
14 November 2005
How not to help after disasters: Myths about post-disaster aid debunked 
In the aftermath of a sudden disaster, aid workers say the media often perpetuates certain myths and misconceptions about survivors and the best way to help them. Here are some of the myths that seasoned relief agencies want to debunk.   Read article
From: AlertNet
09 November 2005
Archaeo-Volunteers: The World Guide to Archaeological and Heritage Volunteering 
A resource for those volunteers who want to experience the excitement of an archaeological excavation. The guide lists sites of 200 projects in the UK, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia, where no previous experience is required.   Visit site
09 November 2005
Green Volunteers: The World Guide and Information Network to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation 
Green Volunteers is a guide listing hundreds of conservation and wildlife projects throughout the world where little or no experience is required.  Visit site
09 November 2005
World Volunteers: The World Guide to Humanitarian and Development Volunteering 
A guide for everyone who wants to volunteer, it helps you to choose the most suitable project to match your interests and abilities and become a volunteer in a developing country. Includes information on over 180 projects worldwide and thousands of more opportunities on the Internet.  Visit site
03 November 2005
How To Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas 
How To Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas is an in-depth guide for anyone who wants volunteer in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Eastern Europe. Provides information on how you can help people overseas while exploring other cultures, making friends, learning about yourself, and enhancing your skills. Based on six years of research that included fieldwork in over 25 countries.

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24 October 2005
12 myths about online volunteering  by Jayne Cravens
Online volunteering is a method of volunteering I have been using, studying, documenting or promoting since 1995. Now, 10 years on, I'm stunned at how many myths are still out there about the concept. Here is a list of 12 of the most common myths, and my attempt to counter them.  Read article

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