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04 June 2009
UN urges unity against climate change 
The United Nations is leading a powerful new campaign to encourage governments to seal the deal on a fair, balanced and effective climate agreement - and volunteers can make a difference.

The Seal the Deal! campaign is mobilizing civil society along with political leaders and the business sector on an ambitious, global scale to raise a strong call for urgent and united action on climate change.  Read article

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Recent calls to action
17 January 2010
Ideas on how to volunteer in Haiti by Diane Herbst
Hands-on opportunities exist in Haiti right now — and the need for volunteers is expected to grow in the weeks and months to come.

US website has compiled a list of organizations that need volunteers in Haiti. If you have skills that you believe could be useful in rebuilding Port-au-Prince, these organizations may want to hear from you. Click here to also view World Volunteer Web's resources pages.

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More about: Haiti  Emergency relief
22 October 2008
Google's 10 to the 100 - vote for volunteerism 
Mountain View, CA, USA: To celebrate its 10th birthday, internet giant Google has launched the US$ 10 million Project 10 to the 100, "a call for ideas that could help as many people as possible, and a programme to bring the best of those ideas to life."

Voting begins in January 2009, but for now check out one of the entries, an idea for a free website "in which volunteer organizations, volunteer project coordinators, and would-be volunteers can gather to find, connect and help each other."

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02 October 2008
EC calls for civic service and volunteering project proposals 
The European Commission has announced a call for proposals through the Amicus programme, which will support transnational civic service and volunteering projects comprising research and awareness raising activities and the placement of young people within the EU. The deadline is 31 October 2008.   Visit site
From: IAVE
24 April 2008
Your ideas sought for IYV+10 
The year 2011 will be the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers 2001.  United Nations Volunteers (UNV) would like to hear your suggestions and opinions, as volunteers and interested parties, on how IYV+10 could be marked in 2011.    Read article
06 March 2008
Survey -- Online and Offline Volunteering Experiences 
A Masters student at Macquarie University in Australia is exploring the impact the Internet has on volunteerism.  This survey seeks feedback about your experiences with online and/or offline volunteering.  Visit site

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