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...knowing that their teaching job has been verified by a reputable company, whilst older, more confident people looking for volunteering abroad may find it more exciting to go it alone. Gus Caje-Medina wrote the Article 'Volunteering Abroad and Language Teaching'...
Google Tech Talk April 29, 2010 ABSTRACT Presented by Asheesh Laroia and Raphael Krut-Landau. Hacking in the open source community isn't always warm fuzzies for everyone. Sometimes the process is just plain confusing. How do you find something rewarding to work on? Inevitable obstacles stand in between you and your desire to improve the software you use. In this talk we discuss our attempt to rethink how the open source community is organized - a website called OpenHatch.org. Learn about bitesize bugs, the volunteer opportunity finder, and the "I want to help" button. What are your thoughts on the process of taking part in open source? Whether you're a total open source beginner or a veteran, we'd love to hear what Googlers think. Asheesh Laroia is the lead engineer and data seducer at OpenHatch, and writes things down at asheesh.org. Before founding OpenHatch in 2009, he was a software engineer at Creative Commons. Raphael Krut-Landau also helped found OpenHatch, and is what is often called a user experience architect, although that is a bit much. They did all their higher education at Johns Hopkins University, and between them they have two BA's in cognitive science, an MSE in computer science (Asheesh's), and a heap of unread books on philosophy (Raphael's).
Our story unfolds through thousands of individual photos featuring Walt Disney World Cast Members moving sticky notes around by hand- no video cameras were used. Also, there were no post-production "tricks" used to create the giant sticky note Mickey Mouse, the background or to animate the pieces of paper. See for yourself. To see more fun & interesting Disney Parks' content like this, visit the Disney Parks Blog at: www.disneyparks.com
Volunteer leaders this week secured recognition of the importance of volunteer centres from Angela Smith, Minister for the Third Sector.
Justin Davis-Smith, Volunteering England (VE) chief executive, and Mike Locke, the organisation's director of
With rising unemployment and fewer job vacancies, the current financial crisis has seen renewed policy emphasis in both Europe and the UK on volunteering as a route to employment, according to a new report from the Economic and Social Research Council
A charter giving clear guidance to what makes an excellent volunteering experience and providing assurance for volunteers in London's communities is being launched on this year's UN International Day of Volunteering.
The capital's Volunteer Management
A national volunteering organisation has today called for Lord Mandelson to add support for student volunteering to his proposals for universities and colleges.
Commenting on the 10-year strategy for higher education launched by the Secretary of State
You want to volunteer but you don't know where to start?
Here are some pointers to finding a volunteering opportunity that suits you.
There has been a dramatic rise in volunteering as a result of the recession, according to leading volunteering
You know, of course, that volunteering is good for your community. You may even know that it’s good for you personally. Research has shown that people who volunteer tend to live longer, have lower rates of depression, enjoy better physical health, have
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Tim Morin from Atlanta, Georgia is a Peace Corps Volunteer in a small community in Guyana where he helps teach reading and math to first and second graders. Because the village does not have running water or electricity, one of Tims projects involves teaching children how to use computers powered by solar panels. Learn more about Guyana: www.peacecorps.gov
Community groups and voluntary organisations are being asked to help get 100,000 people involved in Olympic-inspired volunteering by 2013.
Volunteering England and YouthNet are today calling on volunteer organisations across England to take part in the
Stakeholders have been asked to help the European Commission to understand how sports volunteering currently works in different member states so that the EU executive can identify possible future actions and policies.
Most sport in the EU member states
Interest in volunteering has continued to rise, with 86% of volunteer centres reporting an increase in inquiries in the past six months, according to figures released today.
Some 72% of centres said they were placing more people into volunteering roles
September 2009 Volunteering in Vietnam Promotional video. Thinking of volunteering? Watch this video!! www.volunteer.org.nz/vietnam/orphanage
(Documentary) The ShakeMango team joined their local Red Cross chapter to aide their efforts in making the world a safer place to live in. Their volunteer time was spent washing and prepping an ERV (Emergency Response / Relief Vehicle). We then donated $500 on behalf of the Ford Fiesta Movement to help continue the work at the Red Cross. We are extremely pleased to be able to help out our community. This is 4/6 Ford Fiesta Mission Videos! Theme: Social Activism Music provided by 5 Alarm Music www.5alarmmusic.com Songs Artist: Punchline Song: Punish Or Privilage Ford Motor Company has blessed us with the opportunity of a lifetime. We are a part of the Ford Fiesta Movement, a once in a lifetime opportunity that allows us to experience adventures that we otherwise wouldn't be able to be a part of. We are proud to present fiesta mission "In Case Of Emergency" More at: www.fiestamovement.com Comment | Rate | Subscribe Website: www.shakemango.com Twitter www.twitter.com
Join me in supporting The Book Wish Foundation: www.bookwish.org Become a video volunteer www.youtube.com In which John Green discusses the paucity of books (in your pants) in the refugee camps of Chad.
www.twitter.com - When was the last time you gave your time to your community - volunteering for something? The last time I did something was at ComcastCares Day. It was a tent set up by Comcast, staffed by local social media folks. We were spreading the message of the power of social media specifically to non-profit organizations. We taught them how to use outlets such as Twitter and Facebook to get their message across. geeks.pirillo.com - http
Video presented at the 2009 St John National Conference. The St John Australian Youth Council (AYC) is committed to giving the young people of St John Ambulance Australia a voice on topics that impact on the past, present and future of the organisation. One of the four key themes from the St John AYC in 2009 is the importance of flexible volunteering opportunities in the community. St John is focused on providing these opportunities to further the great work of its volunteers and continue to help people in sickness, distress, suffering and danger through community services and the provision of first aid.
www.btcv.org Young volunteers in Cumbria say why volunteering is important to them. A www.wemakemedia.co.uk film for BTCV and v, the national youth volunteering charity
Learn how volunteerism creates community.
www.youtube.com for HD Pictures I took in Yamba - Tanzania while volunteering as a builder. Ended up doing lots of other things as well, best part of my life so far. I met so many cool folks from other parts of the world, got lots of new friends including locals from the project and Tanga town. easyfundraising.org.uk - raise money for Yamba whilst you shop online! pages.ebay.co.uk - donate a percentage of your winnings when you sell on ebay! www.youtube.com The United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in central East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The country's eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean. The United Republic of Tanzania is a unitary republic composed of 26 mkoa (regions). The current head of state is President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, elected in 2005. Since 1996, the capital of Tanzania has been Dodoma, where government offices are located. Between independence and 1996 the major coastal city of Dar es Salaam had been the country's political capital. Today Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city of Tanzania, and is the major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbours. The name Tanzania is a portmanteau of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The two states united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed ...
Integration Through Volunteering - part of the Integration Video Series discussing ways to help integrate the entheogenic experience. Film by www.NeuroSoup.com
www.abroaderview.org Volunteer Abroad Uganda Africa Our programs allow you to take part in meaningful community service work, while discovering the people, sights, smells and tastes of Uganda. Volunteering in Uganda is a way to totally immerse yourself in East African culture. This is a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a new culture from the inside out and discover that one person really can make a difference. Volunteering with us and see A Broader View of the World. www.abroaderview.org www.abroaderview.org blog.abroaderview.org
www.abroaderview.org Volunteer Abroad Morocco Volunteering in Morocco will provide you the chance of a lifetime to explore this mystical country while giving back to the community. The Moroccan people are known for their gracious hospitality, their culinary delights, colorful markets, horse shows, acrobats and their delicious tangines and decadent sweets. Our volunteer projects allow you to support the local children, at orphanages and primary schools, in nursery schools and teaching English to the woman and children of the community. www.abroaderview.org www.abroaderview.org blog.abroaderview.org
How to bring about the spirit of volunteering in an individual and a society?Please visit www.ishafoundation.org to download talks by Sadhguru. About Video: How to bring about the spirit of volunteering in an individual and a society?
Giving a little can mean a lot. How you can give back to your community.
More at www.theuptake.org Gayle Quinnel, a John McCain supporter says at a McCain Rally that "Obama is an Arab". She is quickly corrected by John McCain who takes away her microphone. This is an interview with her done by a live streaming cell phone. Interviewers include Noah Kunin, Senior Political Correspondent from The UpTake, Adam Aigner of NBC News and Dana Bash of CNN. Quinnel cited that she obtained the information on Obama being an Arab at "her local library" and from a pamphlet obtained at a local McCain campaign office (provided by a fellow volunteer not the campaign itself). She has taken it upon herself to redistribute the information as widely as possible by making copies of the pamphlet and sending it to random names in the phone book
More at www.theuptake.org Gayle Quinnell, a John McCain supporter says at a McCain Rally that "Obama is an Arab". She is quickly corrected by John McCain who takes away her microphone. This is an interview with her done by a live streaming cell phone. Interviewers include Noah Kunin, Senior Political Correspondent from The UpTake, Adam Aigner of NBC News and Dana Bash of CNN. Quinnell cited that she obtained the information on Obama being an Arab at "her local library" and from a pamphlet obtained at a local McCain campaign office (provided by a fellow volunteer not the campaign itself). She has taken it upon herself to redistribute the information as widely as possible by making copies of the pamphlet and sending it to random names in the phone book.
AVIVA volunteer, Faye Coulson (19 from the UK), talks about her experience on the the Inkwenkwezi Conservation project in South Africa.
...they had done a favour for someone outside their family and friends. Terry Ryall, the V chief executive, explained: "We think volunteering is as simple as doing someone a favour." The purpose of Favours, says Ryall, is to "surprise, shock, excite and engage"...
Annika Martin is a volunteer from Germany spending 8 weeks working in Cork, Ireland at a care home that supports people with disabilities. In this video she tells us why she chose to spend her time off volunteering and explains how she's helping the centre. Fiona O'Riordan, the volunteer and activities organiser at the care home, then offers some more in more depth background information about the centre and the range of volunteering opportunities with them. EIL is an international non profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of intercultural understanding by involving people in a range of educational, environmental, health and social projects. If you'd like to learn more about volunteering at this project, others in Ireland and in other countries please visit www.partnershipvolunteers.org and www.volunteerabroad.ie
www.volunteerabroad.ie Volunteer South Africa A short orientation video introducing the volunteering projects you could become involved with in South Africa. Volunteer Abroad and SASTS offer a range of educational, environmental, health and social projects where you can make a real difference both to the lives of others and your own. For more information please see: Volunteer Abroad ( www.volunteerabroad.ie ), SASTS ( www.sasts.org.za ), and Volunteers for International Partnership ( www.partnershipvolunteers.org ).
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Complete video at: fora.tv Ben Rigby, founder of Mobile Voter, describes his "Grand Experiment" which allows users to practice "on-the-spot volunteerism" in ten or twenty minutes by connecting to organizations via their mobile phones. ----- Open Innovation in Civil Society featuring panelists from Volunteer Now!, CorpWatch, Ask Your Lawmaker. This event was moderated by Trabian Shorters of the Knight Foundation. This year's NetSquared Conference, a Mashup Challenge, brings together a unique mix of people from the public and private sectors to develop and release Mashups designed to provide deeper insight into the social issues affecting communities around the globe. Ben Rigby graduated from Stanford University with Honors, Distinction, and Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to co-found Akimbo Design, a web design firm that created and managed the consumer web sites for The North Face, Beringer Vineyards, and California Pizza Kitchen and completed award-winning projects for Nokia, Sony Pictures, MGM, Calvin Klein, and Macromedia. His company produced three Web design books, won dozens of awards, and had work featured in major media publications such as Newsweek, the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. In 2002, Ben took a position as CTO of DFILM, a youth entertainment company creating web and mobile applications. At DFILM, he managed the launch of a youth-focused communication platform in partnership with KPN, the largest wireless operator in the Netherlands. He also ...
A group of artists perform a musical to celebrate volunteerism in the church. Part of a weekend service at Granger Community Church during the Get In The Game series.
Highlights of Jerod Mayo's 2007 season for the Tennessee Volunteers.
VOLUNTEERS WITHOUT BORDERS help edicate street kids and Abandoned Children
Volunteer Honduras Abroad La Ceiba www.abroaderview.org In Honduras we offer different programs: a.- Cultural Immersion b.- Spanish Lesson 20 hrs a week c.- Volunteering: Teaching English, medical special instruction, HIV projects, Primary School for the disable,orphanage & children at risk, health care programs and we also offer one of the best Ecotours in Honduras. Ask us for more information or visit our website at www.abroaderview.org
imagine if New York City's taps went dry. What would we do? Jennifer Connelly walks to Central Park to get dirty water for her family as millions of mothers in Africa do every day. This new PSA from charity: water was directed by Hotel Rwanda's Terry George, cinematography by Ellen Kuras. Music by Rumor Mill. Edited by Michael Rothman @ Mudbutter. Produced by www.publicaddress.tv All involved DONATED their time. Its national commercial debut was on American Idol Gives Back on April 9. Want to act? Only $20 can give one person clean and safe drinking water for 20 years. charity: water helps build wells in Africa and provides clean, safe drinking water. PLease help us dig wells. Start by helping one person. Find out more at www.charitywater.org
In Honduras we offer different programs: a.- Cultural Immersion b.- Spanish Lesson 20 hrs a week c.- Volunteering: Teaching English, medical special instruction, HIV projects, Primary School for the disable,orphanage & children at risk, health care programs and we also offer one of the best Ecotours in Honduras. Ask us for more information or visit our website at www.abroaderview.org Volunteer abroad service agency summer vacation spring break programs projects center opportunity groups college highschool
In spite of receiving thousands of tourists every year, Cusco Cuzco also has one of the highest levels of poverty in the country. This is evident by the presence of hundreds of children living and working on the streets. These children lack a decent education, food and caring, with almost 30% living well below the poverty line. www.abroaderview.org Volunteer Abroad India programs organizations Peru Chile Cusco service vacations center college africa ghana uganda jobs
Volunteer abroad opportunities in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal. As an international volunteer overseas you are welcome to participate in our Teach English, IT, Computer Training, Eco Tourism and Wild Life Conservation projects in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal. OpenmindProjects supports over 70 projects in villages, towns, national parks, orphan homes, hospitals, tsunami hit provinces in Asia in our international volunteer work abroad program.
ADA DVD about volunteering: Dr. Unland with 1:50 spot about volunteering for Donated Dental Services (DDS)
www.abroaderview.org Volunteer Cameroon Abroad Buea Orphanage HIV Programs Cameroon is a safe Central African Republic bordered to the west by the Gulf of Guinea. One of the most diverse countries in Africa, Cameroon is often referred to as "Africa in miniature?. Cameroon has everything you would expect from the African continent; tropical rainforests, deserted golden beaches, great expanses of desert, vast lakes and savannah, and volcanic mountains in-between. Compared with other African countries, Cameroon enjoys political and social stability. Nevertheless, large numbers of Cameroonians live in poverty as subsistence farmers. The unemployment rate is high and those who are employed perform mostly agricultural tasks. The HIV/AID crises have hit hard especially the children, many of whom lack proper healthcare. Cameroon has one of the highest school attendance rates in Africa. Although attendance rates are high, there is a shortage of teacher leaving schools chronically understaffed. Cameroon is having two seasons that is the rainy and dry season; the rainy season runs from March to September while the dry season runs from October to February. The major spoken languages are still English and French but a multitude of more than 200 ethnic languages are also in circulation, with various tribes populating the country. Our programs are located in Buea and the surrounding rural towns where English is predominately spoken. The nearest airport from our head office is Douala ...
www.abroaderview.org We have programs available in the Dar Es Salaam, Mwanza and Arusha,. In these districts, 90% of its population lives in rural areas, and subsistence agriculture is the major activity. The poverty experienced in these rural areas is not just a lack of money but also the inability to access basic needs, such as health care and health facilities as well as voluntary HIV counseling and testing. Despite having a lack of such basic needs, the Tanzanian people are world-renowned for their friendliness. Most volunteers are humbled by the everyday happy attitudes of the local people. www.abroaderview.org Volunteer Abroad India programs organizations Peru Chile Cusco service vacations center college africa ghana uganda jobs kenya tanzania Nepal Ecuador Costa Rica groups work jobs
www.abroaderview.org Chile, the longest country in the World, claims almost 3000 miles of the Pacific shoreline. This is a land of contrasts and extremes; with glacial landscapes of Patagonia in the south and the heat of the famously dry Atacama Desert in the north. Running almost the entire length of the country are the impressive peaks of the Andes mountain chain which are visible from many towns and cities. www.abroaderview.org
3 years ago I booked a flight to Thailand for 2 months and ended up staying 5 and co-founding a non-profit... This is my story. Please donate to www.HODR.org and sign-up to volunteer. Music from AUREA by Philips. (Download the track at http
www.abroaderview.org Peru, the third largest country in South America, it shares borders with Ecuador, Columbia, Brazil, Bolivia and also Chile. A large mountainous country on the Pacific coast of South America, Peru offers a range of choices for a visitor. The Inca Empire, with Lake Titiaca, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the Andes, Amazonian rainforests, cloud people, coastal wildlife preserves and cosmopolitan cities are just some reasons to visit Peru. Although in recent years Peru has benefited from a rise in tourism offer some economic relief, millions of Peruvians live below the poverty line. More than half of the country's people struggle to survive, close to one fourth of the population live in extreme poverty. Our programs allow you to take part in meaningful community service work, while discovering the people, sights, sounds, and tastes of Peru. Volunteering in Peru is a way to totally immerse yourself in Spanish culture. This is agreat opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a foreign language and discover that one person really can make a difference. Volunteer with us and see A Broader View of the World. "Service is the very purpose of life. It is the rent we pay for living on the planet." -Marian Edelman. Visit www.abroaderview.org Volunteer Abroad India programs organizations Peru Chile Cusco service vacations center college africa ghana uganda jobs
video on EMS volunteering in New Jersey