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National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community and around the world.

April 23-29, 2017 http://ow.ly/i/t1kRe

This post is just going to be as interactive as possible. No long talks because am sure some of us know what this concept of volunteerism means. According to United Nations Volunteers (UNV), “Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. […]

via VOLUNTEERISM : LET’S LEND A HAND — omosymphony

Day 22 of the #AtoZChallenge Volunteerism — “Vision Over Visibility” What does volunteerism mean to you? To the women of the Jr. League of Lancaster (JLL) it means commitment to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The purpose of the JLL is […]

via Volunteerism — Green Life Blue Water

Yesterday I had the pleasure of volunteering at my local food bank. I haven’t had a lot of volunteer experience, mainly because I get so caught up in my day to day that nothing else ever even crosses my mind. A group of people I know were all going together and invited me to come […]

via Volunteerism and Affirmation — The 5 Minute Project

I continue to benefit through volunteerism and community involvement as I grow in confidence and gain new problem-solving skills. More than anything, however, I am inspired to move forward with purpose as I see the community altered by our collective efforts.

via Why I Volunteer: The One Essay to Rule Them All — Materializing Texture

Originally posted on The Daily Post: “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” Author Cynthia Ozick’s words ring a resounding bell for me. Since reading them, I’ve made it a priority to show appreciation for the people that positively impact my life. I am a Happiness Engineer on the…

via Virtual Volunteerism — Eryn.Faris.Writes

*Volunteers from the Saaed Association after Eid activities for children in Damascus. Jul 24, 2016, American Herald Tribune -Eva Bartlett Syria has long been celebrated not only for its rich historical and cultural mosaic but also for its modern culture, secularism, sheltering refugees from neighbouring countries—including Palestinian refugees who are treated as well as Syrians […]

via Volunteerism in Syria: a journalist’s journey to the heart of Syria — In Gaza