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No rest - working and volunteering through her life

No rest - working and volunteering through her life | Global Volunteering | Scoop.it

Lisa Way, of Hobart, is someone who wants to make a difference in her community. When not busy at work, she is either at the Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited barn or helping out with Great Lakes Greyhound of Indiana. “I love meeting all the kids and their parents. The friendship you develop with them and all the volunteers is priceless,” Way said. "When you get a new dog in the program, you have to teach them how to walk up and down stairs, and that windows and screen doors are there and you can’t walk through them.”

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She is the one who changes the world. She is not only hard worker in her career but also a busy voluneer. She thinks those works are so rewarding in their own ways. I think her works influence so many people in such a fantastic way. ^^

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Dubai girl brings water of life to world's poor - gulfnews.com

Dubai girl brings water of life to world's poor - gulfnews.com | Global Volunteering | Scoop.it

US charity launches Dubai chapter to spread awareness about global water crisis, seeks volunteers for its mission.

 

Dubai A Dubai-born founder of a US non-profit organisation which seeks to provide clean water to poor communities in the developing world said they are seeking volunteers and philanthropists in the UAE.

 

Chicago-based Shilpa Alva, 33, co-founder and executive director of Surge, said Dubai volunteers and communities can help alleviate a “silent global water crisis” in which 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.

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I read this whole ariticle and found out one in six people in the world still do not have access to clean water. 

I was very impressed by Alva. When she was 21, same age as me now, she spent a few months as a volunteer in a remote Indian Himalayan village. There, she had to shower once every three to four days and had to wash clothes in the murky river water. Moreover, she said those services had utterly turned her life. I think she is excellent because she took challenges to work on bad situations and she even moved into the deeper volunteering life. Let`s start to help poor people in water crisis !!!   

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Amelia's comment, May 15, 2013 8:34 AM
I like your topic very much. I think this world can be a better place if we are helping each other.. ^^
Amelia's comment, May 23, 2013 2:22 PM
Hi Stella. Just to make sure one thing. There is an ads post in LGC about opportunity to be a volunteer in my country, Indonesia, to help children. Just in case you're interested.. ^^
SooJin-Stella Lee's comment, May 26, 2013 10:23 AM
Okay~ I am also happy to find out your love and energy toward volunteering ^.^
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Embassy of the United States Tirana, Albania and Youth from YES

Embassy of the United States Tirana, Albania and Youth from YES | Global Volunteering | Scoop.it

On April 22nd, to commemorate Global Youth Service Day and Earth Day, a group of alumni from the Youth Exchange and Study program (YES) visited the Children’s Orphanage in Tirana. Working with the children, the YES alumni planted flowers, rosebushes, and trees in the orphanage’s front garden. Younger children meanwhile drew postcards related to Earth Day. 

 

Ambassador Arvizu stopped by at the event to greet the children and observe their work. He talked to them about the importance of Earth Day. He asked everyone to remember Earth Day by, even if just for a day, thinking about our planet. 

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Youth and adults` working together for orphanage was great. Also ambassador`s coming to greet them must had been exciting. ^^ I found out that many people around the world are doing great services on Earth Day.

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Thanking volunteers | from Ontario's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Hello, I'm Michael Coteau, Ontario's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. This week we're celebrating National Volunteer Week. It's a time to remember Ontario's six million volunteers and how much they contribute to building strong communities. Volunteering is hard work but it's also rewarding. These are our neighbours, our friends, our unsung heroes; people of all ages who are making a real difference in our communities. They deserve our recognition and our thanks.

 

Please join me in saying thank you for sharing your time and your talents.
We're making Ontario one of the best places to live. I encourage everyone to join in to say thank you to all of our volunteers.

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He is honorable that he is thanking and ecouraging volunteers in such a nice way. I also foud out that there are so many volunteers in Ontario. Wonderful !!

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Host Families Needed For Chinese Students This Summer - Patch.com

Host Families Needed For Chinese Students This Summer - Patch.com | Global Volunteering | Scoop.it

A program that connects children across continents is looking for host families to welcome students into their home.

The Amherst Middle School will be hosting a cultural exchange program for 30 Chinese students, sponsored by Spiral International, from July 3-15.

The students attend an intercultural camp during the week from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for activities and field strips. They will spend time with their host families and others on the weekend.

The goal of Spiral International  is to engage young people from China and America in experiences that allow them to enjoy each others’ company and learn firsthand about the culture of each country.

The twelve day visit creates new friendships, fond memories and clear understanding of life between both countries. In the past, student have gone to Harvard University, Kimball Fruit Farm, the State House in Concord and a hike up Pack Mondadnock. Host families are invited to join in these activities.

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This program helps Chinese students learn the US culture and build strong friendships together. Students will have lots of things to talk about their country customs and will be surprised by different eating habits, studying habits and so on. Inviting two students to your house for 12days and spending times together and teaching your culture won`t be easy. However, if I got a chance to invite some students than I will be happy to do that when I have my kids and apartment. My kids can also experience good things.  

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Cho Rong Kim's comment, April 25, 2013 11:19 PM
I think that exchange programs encourage many students to experiece precious time in overseas countries. Exchange programs broaden our knowledge on world and the different cultures!! :D
SooJin-Stella Lee's comment, April 30, 2013 7:03 AM
Thanks for your opinion ^^