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When a good deed pays

Volunteer appreciation week: The good, the bad and the ugly article A volunteer appreciation week is an annual event organised by charity groups to give back to their local community.It’s a chance to raise money for a good cause and also to make a donation.A typical week involves raising money for the St Vincent de

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An icon for all the best volunteer work in your life

In a new feature called The Big Picture, Polygon has added an icon to every image you see that can show you how your volunteer work is making a difference in the world.In the screenshot above, we can see that the icon shows us how much time and effort each individual volunteer put into their

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Volunteers’ experience in Gaza is limited

Thousands of volunteers are returning to Gaza this summer after a six-month ceasefire broke down, but their experiences are limited.Many volunteers have returned home from their five-month stint in the territory, where they have been working for more than three years, but many have not yet returned.The UN’s humanitarian arm has been running the reconstruction

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How to stay alive in Syria, after the war starts

I spent a few months in Syria last year as a peace corps worker, working in the city of Kobane, where the Syrian army was fighting to hold back the Islamic State.The region is the countrys worst-hit by the war, and Kobane was home to the largest refugee camp in the world.I had an important

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How to find a virtual volunteer opportunity for your community

What you need to know about virtual volunteer opportunities in Minnesota.1:04:20 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) is the host of the Waking Up podcast, as well as the host and co-creator of the Incompetence Manifesto, a blog about life.Kevin is also the founder of Beyond Blue, a podcast about life in the blue-collar world, where he explores