Children's Helpers Worldwide is run entirely by volunteers. We put together a bulletin to let everyone know it was International Volunteer Day and to highlight some of the work of our amazing volunteers: http://eepurl.com/bIILpj

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Surrey Canoe Club is a charitable award winning organisation delivering projects in Surrey and South West London, United Kingdom. Our 3 Volunteer Trustees work together with 5 Volunteer Coaches and 16 volunteer members. The club’s aim is to give our members and partner organisations the best available opportunity to achieve their potential. The club has provided free of charge activities and personal development courses for people with physical and learning disabilities, youth who are not in education, training or employment, the socially isolated and the seniors. Albert Donovan, our Founder , a multi-award winner Coach is running a free of charge Coach Mentoring Scheme . He has written resources for coaches who wish to coach people with specific learning difficulties such as “Unlocking the Potential of the Dyslexic Paddler” and support resources for the British Canoe Union Star Awards.

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Volunteer Centre Camden matches people who want to volunteer in Camden to volunteering opportunities in Camden. We also give info and support to groups that work with volunteers. Hurrah! #Camden #London #UK

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I present stammering awareness training in my local community to Grimsby Hospital NHS receptionists to help increase their understanding and knowledge of how stammering can impact on an individuals whole life.

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Hello, I will be helping again at Parkrun event on Saturday morning, 9am at Queen Elizabeth country park, Petersfiled , Hampshire. There will be about 60 runs / walks exercising on the woodland course. Regards, Andy Statham

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Tenteleni promotes the development of young people in the UK and Africa through collaboration with local partners. We run projects in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa focusing on non-formal and formal education. Working with local partners and alongside national volunteers, our volunteers have a real impact in the communities in which they work. Tenteleni.org

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'Give Kind Time' Volunteer Information Day - What a perfect time to do something kind and positive, on International Volunteer Day! Come and find out what is offer at the Missing Shoe (The Missing Shoe, 21-23 Castle Meadow, Norwich, Norfolk UK, NR1 3DH). Drop in for a friendly chat, discuss our volunteer roles, kindness missions, volunteer projects and have a tour of our kindness venue. No need to book - just pop in! Our KindahappyKafe will be popping up for the day and our Ethical Shop will be open too. If you can't come and meet us on the day, you are welcome any other time (Tuesday-Saturday 9-5pm) or have a peek at our website for more info on volunteering: www.missingkind.org/volunteer

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‪#‎PlaceCO2lutions‬ To mark IVD 2014 I initiated the petition "MONTHLY CAR-FREE WORK-DAY IN READING #PLACECO2LUTIONS". We propose a monthly car-free day on a working day in Reading. All vehicles, excluding public transport, emergency services, council vehicles and those with exceptional reasons, will be off the road for the day. Car emissions are a major contributor to air pollution, which affects people's quality of life and health.

A car free work-day will:
- Encourage people to find alternatives to car use
- Make the streets more accessible and open them up for other uses
- Raise awareness of emissions and air pollution
- Help make Reading a safer and greener town
Cities across the world have successfully held car-free days, in Indonesia, Brussels etc, enabling people to enjoy a day with lower emissions and traffic. ‪#‎Air‬ ‪#‎CleanAir‬ ‪#‎Car‬ ‪#‎Pollution‬ ‪#‎Congestion‬ ‪#‎Placemaking‬ ‪#‎Urbanisation‬ ‪#‎MegaCities‬ ‪#‎GreenCities‬ ‪#‎ResilientCities‬ ‪#‎ClimateChange‬ ‪#‎COP20‬ ‪#‎COP21‬ ‪#‎road2paris‬ ‪#‎Paris2015‬ ‪#‎ClimateRegions‬ #ClimateAction ##IVD2014

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EngAyde is a collaborative effort of concerned Sierra Leoneans that volunteer their time brokering information that will influence decisions and actions to end the fight against Ebola in our beloved country.Our work is essentially about connecting, catalysing, influencing decisions and actions in so far that we act as a policy advisory group that applies pressure where necessary.
We work in conjunction with affiliate partners to curate a unique mix of content around what's going on, what's topical, who's doing what, with what resource and how you can get involved in Sierra Leone and abroad.
Our group got together over a series of comments on a FB post in July. After weeks of talking, planning and waiting for something to happen, we decided to take the bull by the horns and respond to the nuanced interests of the Sierra Leonean community at home and abroad. If you happen to be one of those wanting to make a difference in helping Sierra Leone, then you are in the right place. We aim to shine a light on 3 areas of information in the battle against Ebola : 1.Inspiration: we aim to provide news and updates that will get you going “wow, that's amazing, we should do something like that"; 2.Insight: We aim to share commentaries, analysis and ideas that might have you saying: "aha, now I understand" or "OK, I hadn't thought of that angle" or "oh, so that's what's needed; 3.Connections: We look forward to fostering links between Ebola related activities/ groups and concerned citizens or friends of Sierra Leone that lead to a "so that's who we need to speak to/work with". We cannot do this without you, so we welcome all aspiring "EngAyders" to volunteer with us, give tip offs, flag important dates for the diary, cool campaigns, pictures of unsung heroes etc.

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Nominating for inclusion - Let's Eat the Park (LEAP) - a resident-led free food project initiated by Friends of St George's Park (FoSGP) Kidderminster, England. LEAP hopes to leave to posterity a community that is greener, healthier, happier and more edible than how we found it. Thinking globally but acting locally FoSGP see ourselves in the bigger picture.

We are a self-help project seeking to address food poverty, social isolation and envronmental improvement from the grassroots-up in an area characterised by chronic health inequalities and a high multiple deprivation rating.

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