International Volunteer Day

Dr Maria Uyvico did more than just perform the first ever emergency C-section in Mugu District Hospital whilst volunteering
Dr Maria Uyvico did more than just perform the first ever emergency C-section in Mugu District Hospital whilst volunteering
No one needed a white saviour, they just needed the resources to get on and do things for themselves
I feel tremendously conflicted about international volunteering. To go abroad and be of service in some of the world’s poorest
In a world of increased polarisation between cultures, anything that lowers barriers is important. I joined VSO as chief executive in March of this year and in that time I have seen enough to convince me that there has never been a more important time to encourage people to volunteer internationally.
Established by the United Nations (UN) in 1985, the day is a celebration of volunteering on a global scale. The focus for IVD 2013 is to highlight the contribution of youth volunteers working towards global peace and sustainable development. It is the recognition that young people can act as agents of change within communities.
As I had previously written in the Himalayan Times Perspectives on October 27, "Developing Partnerships", it is vital to