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Year of the Volunteer

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Did you know that 2005 is the official 'Year of the Volunteer'? We've written an article all about it if you want to know more and there'll be loads more new content for you soon:

Year of the Volunteer

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ooh, the link is good :)

    I was only talking yesterday to someone saying that I was considering doing some volunteering alongside my studying.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    cool - check out the other articles in the section too they should be helpful!
    :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    a good way of getting started is looking througth the Guardian on a Wednesday ( G2 ) as they have local projects looking to fill spaces. More often that not, they'll provide in-house training sessions for the uninitiated.


    If considering an oversea's posting, then more often that not you'll have to have specialist skills or have gained TEFL.


    Has anyone here worked in an Aid camp?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Chose the wrong year to do it then... I just stopped a volunteering job... couldn't help it - ill health :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I thought it was year of the Rooster, Chinese New Year. Was that the 11th?

    Anyway...
    So they've given up doing "Week of ...." and now they're doing "Year of ..." things? Hmm. Can't see the point, most people will forget anyway. I usually do by mid week.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Environmental and Conservation UK Projects;

    BCTV, 01302-572-244, Time Bank, 020-7-401-5420, Ground work, 0121-236-8565.

    Africa & Asia Venture 01380-792-009, African Conservation experience, 0870-2415-816, Quest Over sea's, 020-8-673-3313, Student Partnership Worldwide, 020-7-222-0138, VSO ( Advice line ) 020-8-780-7500, Outreach International, 01458-274-957.

    If anyone is interested in Marine conservation then google ~ www.blueventures.org. or if you need a few months rehab, to get away from your buzy hectic lifestyle then google ~ www.wwoof.rg.uk. and this one is fairly usefull as well.....http://www.volunteer.org.nz/programs/






    for world wide careers in ecology and conversation then google ~ 'www.earthworks-jobs.com.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would disagree with a point in that article many under 16s can volunteer they just chose to or that would be my experience, i run many local clubs for children to get involved with to help others and i am quite shocked to see that many kids just couldnt give a s**t

    I volunteer every night at some organisation, and i have to say the best i have ever worked with is Lions International, if anyone is interested contact your local lions!

    The lions clubs were the first to give aid to the tsunami, 6 hours after the wave struck!

    If anyone wants to get involved locally with a voluntary organisation PM me and i will send you a local address and number to contact.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    an update

    Just to let you know we've now got even more lovely new content for you all:

    Sound bites

    Q&A about volunteering

    True story about volunteering
    Tamara's story about helping homeless people

    Loads of useful links

    Hope it's useful! ;)
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