Faire sourire l'orphelin, redonner espoir à l'adolescent évoluant dans les établissements pour enfants privés de famille, déculpabiliser la jeune femme, le jeune homme à qui, on a séquestré toute information les concernant. Voilà le rêve de l’homme aujourd’hui qui est devant vous.

Ce rêve amplifié et soutenu par vous, contribuera j’en suis sûr, non seulement à l'épanouissement de tout enfant installé sur les braises de la souffrance, mais sans aucun doute à éduquer, former et inculquer à ces êtres innocents, les valeurs nécessaires, pour qu'ils puissent contribuer à leur tour et à part entière, à une réconciliation profonde entre l'humain et ses semblables.

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We are Volunteer Platform, a Japanese NGO working for international cooperation. We will hold an event on International Volunteer Day in Japan! Please go to the URL below to see details.
http://volunteer-platform.org/ive/ We will hold this event with the aim of providing an opportunity to look to the volunteer activities in everyday life in the wake of International Volunteer Day. Part 1 : "Volunteering Abroad and Career Steps"
We will have organizations which provide a variety of volunteer opportunities: from short-term programs without specific skills to long-term ones with expertise and specific skill. They will explain about their volunteer programs including the real voice of past participants and show how they can contribute volunteer experiences into the career steps. Part 2 : "New ways of Volunteering"
We will introduce a mechanism of volunteering involving ICT. The word "Volunteer" seems to reminds people of physical work or activities actually being done in the field. However, it seems like meaningful volunteer actions can be taken, using ICT. We hope to let people know that there are many ways of volunteering without going abroad! <Event Overview>
■ Program
1. Opening Remarks 2. Part 1:Volunteering Overseas and Career steps
【Introduction】Introducing Showing different Volunteer programs and steps
●About short-term、medium-and long-term program (Volunteer Platform)
・Participants Stories (One who participated in volunteer program of VPF)
●About UN Youth Volunteer Program + UNV(UNV)
・Participants Stories (One who participated in UNV)
●About Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV)(Japan International Cooperation Agency)
・Participants Stories (One who participated in JOCV) 3. Part 2:New ways of Volunteering involving ICT
【Introduction】Introducing Volunteering mechanism using IT
●Innovation Tohoku (Google Japan)
●Online Volunteer (UNV)
●Social Volunteer (Volunteer Platform) 4. Closing Remarks

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Calgary, Alberta, is quickly becoming one of Canada’s largest immigrant centres. Newcomers flock to the city’s bustling economy, proximity to stunning mountain vistas, and can-do community attitude.
Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) offers comprehensive settlement and integration programming to help newcomers of any age feel at home in Canada.

Volunteers are an integral part of the programs and services at ISC, which isn’t surprising considering Calgarians as a group are incredibly active volunteers. The primary goal of the agency’s Volunteer Program is to promote the benefits of volunteerism in the community. Each volunteer brings to their chosen program a wealth of skills, experience, and personal enthusiasm.

ISC strives to ensure its volunteer positions benefit volunteers by: enabling them to interact with people from different cultures; enhancing their interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills; and instilling a sense of personal fulfillment through helping others in the community. Simply put, volunteering helps newcomers find their roots in Canada. Hassan* was born and raised in the Republic of Sudan. He always enjoyed school and was a dedicated student. He received a degree in economics and a diploma in social science from a Sudanese university. In 2007, Hassan and his uncle moved to Calgary. They hoped for a better future and safe surroundings. By 2012, Hassan had grown to love Calgary (even the snow!) and wanted to give back to the community that had been so welcoming to him. He joined ISC’s volunteer team as an interpreter and office support volunteer to apply his skills and knowledge to help people in need and gain work experience. Having excelled at his postings, he says he enjoys interpreting. He feels it is his way of helping people from his cultural community adjust to life in Calgary. His assignments take him to many locations throughout the city, which has helped him become familiar with all Calgary has to offer. “I feel connected to my new community,” Hassan says. “I did not have a lot of confidence in my work skills and abilities when I first moved to Calgary. I thought they may be below Canadian standards. After volunteering for a while and attending the different training courses ISC offered, I realized that my skills were strong and developed new ones. I started applying for jobs related to my degree.” On International Volunteer Day – and every day – ISC is thankful to the newcomers that make Canada a better place through their dedicated volunteer efforts. ____________
* Name and other identifying details have been changed to protect volunteer’s privacy.

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Hello I am Sabyashachi Purokyesta, Completed Hons on Social Science. I always like to do something specials for poor people from my poor life that never done before. I think I was borned poor its my faith but my mind is rich then riches. That's why, I engaged With facebook group CHANGE and engaging youths of my local area for day lightening people who lives in slums or dark room where sunlight unavailable. Hope I completed my mission & its totally volunteer base action.

Yet, upcoming 5th December 2013, very first hour of the I will start street cleaning programmed with mine friends & interested people. Thats it.

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Volunteer Social Support Program -To maintain and improve independence and quality of life through volunteer social support, enabling people with disabilities and their carers to live at home and within the community, in an environment that is as close as possible to that of other members of the community.

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The second IAVE Regional Volunteer Conference for the Arab Nations at Muscat of Oman between Nov. 24 to Nov. 27 , 2013

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I volunteer as a befriender on an aged care volunteer ward in Sydney. This involves chatting to the patients and by doing so making their stay a little more comfortable.

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In the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York lies a small town known as Woodstock. Woodstock is special because it is known for it’s sense of community and desire for peace. This town is where the volunteer organization ‘One Voice For Laos’ was born.

One Voice For Laos is an organization that is run by Evelyne Pouget, few adults, and many local teenagers. We work to raise money for Orphans in Laos, specifically at the Deak Kum Pa Orphanage. Over the past three years, we have raised over 30,000 dollars and have taken a trip to the orphanage we provide for. We are planning to make another trip to Laos this coming summer.

One of our goals is to raise money in a fun and positive way. We often hold dances for teenagers and have an annual cabaret where local musicians come and perform. This organization is so unique because it not only improves the lives of less fortunate children, but it unites the teenager community of the Hudson Valley, where Woodstock is located. We are proud to say that we have helped get the Orphans a water filtration system, scholarships for college, money for meat, new school resources, and many more wonderful things. We plan to keep moving forward with our progress and very soon turn One Voice For Laos into One Voice Global.

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During 2009-2011, I created a small association in the church with my partners. We created this for we were benefit a lot from a university-students camping held by the priests and the volunteers in the Shenzhen church which is located at Guangdong province, China. In the camp, many of us shared their loving to others,helped those who are trapped in problems enthusiasticly and patiently, encouraged each other to move forward and to stay firmly on the belief that we are number one. Never more power and inspiration than before could we gain from the camp.

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In this very moment, I'm with my organisation - ADYNE in Bruxelles, Belgium running a seminar on the use of media for improving social inclusion, especially for the African Diaspora Youth Community in Europe.
ADYNE is a platform of youth-led, youth driven organisations dedicated to the development of an official network representing the interests & aspirations of the African Diaspora Youth living in Europe. ADYNE aims to work on strategies to strengthen the development of a constructive dialogue between European and African societies. ADYNE supports youth volunteering to change our reality, to fight for social inclusion, intercultural dialogue, youth employment and decent work, inspired by the African word "Ubuntu".
We have many activities every year, we are involved in the Africa-Europe youth cooperation, Africa-Europe Youth Platform, the process of the Network of Youth Universities for Participation and Development (Europe - Spain, Africa- Cape Verde and Tunisia, South America-Uruguay)
Two years ago we had a seminar on how african diaspora youth can contribute to the achieving the MGDs.
www.adyne.eu, twitter: @ADYNE2

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