Go Salary
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

Volunteer Stories to Inspire


Tuesday, 29th January 2008 at 3:10 pm
Staff Reporter
A new book documenting the stories of Australian volunteers working to change the lives of others around the globe is set to inspire our New Years resolutions in 2008.

Tuesday, 29th January 2008
at 3:10 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Volunteer Stories to Inspire
Tuesday, 29th January 2008 at 3:10 pm

A new book documenting the stories of Australian volunteers working to change the lives of others around the globe is set to inspire our New Years resolutions in 2008.

According to Australian Volunteers International, CEO Dimity Fifer, A Place in the World: Stories from Australian Volunteers International, looks at AVI’s contribution over the past five decades to the global community through the eyes of volunteers.

Fifer says teaching Aussie Rules Football in South African townships; saving the world’s rarest tree kangaroo in Papua New Guinea; or waste management in the Pacific Islands are among the inspiring tales.

She says from Lebanon to Malawi, the stories and images do reflect on the effectiveness of working alongside others, however they also tell the tale of how the volunteer experience can change lives and one’s outlook on the world, forever.

She says the book is a tribute to the work of over 8000 Australians to more than 70 countries and also features forewords from The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG and Nobel Laureate and President of Timor-Leste, Jose Ramos Horta.

In his foreword Justice Kirby writes: "The mission of AVI challenged the inward-looking, often prejudiced, view that many Australians then had of themselves. In a sense, this book is not only the story of the emergence of AVI and its participants. It is the story of the evolution of a new spirit in a nation…"

A Place in the World: Stories from Australian Volunteers International is published by Melbourne Books and is available from all good bookstores in Australia and online at www.australianvolunteers.com for $43.95 (postage and handling not included).




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Tags : Volunteering,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Dos and don’ts of including volunteer work on your resume

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 14th October 2019 at 8:11 am

Victoria ALIVE launches its social media campaign on inclusive volunteering

Contributor

Tuesday, 10th September 2019 at 7:30 am

Volunteering: The ultimate act of kindness

Andrew Cairns

Tuesday, 16th July 2019 at 7:30 am

How volunteering developed Lachlan’s career

Contributor

Monday, 1st July 2019 at 7:30 am

POPULAR

Our royal commission is not yet a safe place for people with disability

Emma Bennison

Wednesday, 6th November 2019 at 4:59 pm

Children with disability face bullying and exclusion in Aussie schools

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 30th October 2019 at 4:15 pm

Five charts on what a Newstart recipient really looks like

Contributor

Wednesday, 30th October 2019 at 3:56 pm

Rising rents creating a ‘time bomb’ of homelessness for older Australians

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 30th October 2019 at 5:17 pm

Go Salary
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!