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SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION: The power of volunteering for people with disabilities

SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION: The power of volunteering for people with disabilities

Have you noticed that when you ask young kids what they want to be when they grow up they never say they want to be a volunteer? Why...
September 5, 2016 × 1 comment

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WHITE PONY EXPRESS: A prototype solution to the problem of community hunger

WHITE PONY EXPRESS: A prototype solution to the problem of community hunger

It’s fairly common knowledge that approximately 40 per cent of America’s potential food supply ends up in dumpsters. However,...
October 26, 2015 × 4 comments

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ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP: Understanding the root of political disinterest

ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP: Understanding the root of political disinterest

With the next Canadian federal election set to take place in the fall, I decided that the best way to engage in active citizenship...
July 18, 2015 × 1 comment

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TO BE A PATRIOT: The many ways to show patriotism

TO BE A PATRIOT: The many ways to show patriotism

The dictionary definition of patriotism is absolute love, commitment, faithfulness and sacrifice for one’s nation. But does that...
July 4, 2015 × 0 comments

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Grow organics, grow yourself by WWOOFing at a farm near you

Grow organics, grow yourself by WWOOFing at a farm near you

WWOOF. It sounds more like something a dog would do than a human. But to some two-legged creatures, WWOOFing actually means more than...
November 2, 2013 × 0 comments

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CAMBODIA’S CHILDREN: Running an orphanage in Cambodia

CAMBODIA’S CHILDREN: Running an orphanage in Cambodia

There were days while volunteering for an orphanage in Cambodia that I wanted to run and hide. I’d arrive at the orphanage in...
August 3, 2013 × 1 comment

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SERVICE AND TRAVEL: The call to be a professional volunteer

SERVICE AND TRAVEL: The call to be a professional volunteer

I think it’s time to admit it: I’m nearly a professional volunteer. I haven’t always been. For a long time I managed...
June 7, 2013 × 1 comment

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TAKING REFUGE IN SERVICE: An American doctor committed to the principles of seva—selfless service—assists Tibetan refugees in India

TAKING REFUGE IN SERVICE: An American doctor committed to the principles of seva—selfless service—assists Tibetan refugees in India

A young woman stands inside the kitchen of her small mud-brick home in a Tibetan refugee camp in Ladakh, India. “She’s scared,”...
February 23, 2013 × 2 comments

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LETTER FROM CHINA: An NGO worker tells her story of the limitations she encountered

LETTER FROM CHINA: An NGO worker tells her story of the limitations she encountered

My job takes me to the non-touristy parts of the countries where my NGO works. One of those places is Mashan, a small town in China...
January 17, 2013 × 0 comments

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