The seed

By Christina AlejandroVolunteering, No.8 Sometimes situations seem so bad that you feel whatever you do won’t make a difference at all. But in my life, some things changed some things for the better. I first heard of Brother Joe Dean from my mother. She told me he was a man who, with his wife and … Continue reading The seed

Feature Contents

Walk the thought: Begin the work of ChristmasTime againLove, respect, stewardship, IMarch 8 and a book for doctorsIn the summer gardenSpirituality from a volunteer’s eyes Volunteering: Going beyond philanthropyDemystifying mental illness through poetryBuilding rainbows of hope And these are my rootsI want to do all I can do for this townI want to do all … Continue reading Feature Contents

I want to do all I can do for this town

by Deanie Lyn OcampoVolunteering, No.5 National heroes are not made because they have liberated a people. They are made because of their spirit of initiative and commitment throughout seasons of triumph and struggle. When opposition came, they responded positively and decisively. Their resolutions toughened with action, whether the benefits were for an oppressed country or … Continue reading I want to do all I can do for this town

I want to do all I can do for this town (con’t.)

by Deanie Lyn OcampoVolunteering, No.5 To the previous page “Pwede Na” (Bamban, Tarlac) by Ganny Tan Everyday heroes are those who thrive on getting things done and making things work locally. They overcome difficulties on the ground. They are skilled in adjusting and identifying priorities: if national politics is too disheartening, then they get their … Continue reading I want to do all I can do for this town (con’t.)

IYV+10 in 2011

Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating AgencyiV Corner, Communities No.2 Volunteers help build houses in Maralit, Paranaque Volunteer communities around the world are gearing up for the celebration of a special major event that will highlight ten (10) years of active volunteer participation in nation building. Dubbed IYV+10, the tenth anniversary of the International Year of … Continue reading IYV+10 in 2011

Strengthening volunteerism through the Volunteer Act of 2007 (Republic Act 9418)

By Joselito C. De Vera *Policy Documents, No. 2 Some may find it ironic that a law on volunteerism was passed. Why is there a need for a law on something that is inherently a social value, and a positive one that is intended to achieve a common good? Is there really a need for … Continue reading Strengthening volunteerism through the Volunteer Act of 2007 (Republic Act 9418)

And these are my roots

by Chaya Erika GoVolunteering, No. 4 Last summer, I volunteered for Cartwheel Foundation‘s anniversary concert. I would be there when the cultural dialogue happens, when Music and Art would be the language. I knew it would be a celebration I’d never forgive myself for passing. My adventure started when I, along with other volunteers, waited … Continue reading And these are my roots