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Have you ever felt like doing something to help change the world? Has the thought that there are millions of people around the world who need help ever cross your mind? The truth is, for most, these are questions that merely remain as thoughts. Many feel the world is too big a place, or that actually doing something interrupts what they do and takes a lot of hard work. There are many people who sincerely want to do something but never seem to find time of from their work to lend a hand. The Involvement Volunteers Association Inc. or IVI, with its volunteering overseas program, may just be the perfect solution to complement one's life. The program uniquely blends both work and play. Its very philosophy that asks "What is my unique contribution to this world? What will I be remembered for?" stands for most of the questions that almost everyone goes through sometime in their lives.

Living with some 'moral' guilt may no longer be necessary as you try IVI's volunteering overseas program. Appeasing those conscience calls and at the same time having fun touring places, off the regular beaten tourist paths, are now easily possible with IVI. The program provides viable options for people of all ages and commitments ranging from students to corporate professionals and from family groups to disaster relief parties.

IVI provides options that are suitable for a wide variety of budget ranges as well as time spans. One's choice of countries for volunteering overseas is also extensive, with a system allowing applicants to select areas they prefer most. After over 25 years of helping aspirants volunteer overseas, IVI has all the necessary support systems and expertise to ensure both affordable and safe volunteering stays for all its participants.

While essentially a nonprofit organization, IVI recognizes that the people volunteering overseas also need time and space to act independently, and hence ample time is provided in which volunteers can go out and glimpse a sneak peak at the real world out there and interact with natives in their own turf. Check out http://www.volunteering.org.au/ read more

Cambodia is one of the most welcoming countries in South East Asia. Although pieces of its tragic past are still traceable in various areas of public life, this is a country that is ready to embrace the future amidst challenges.  As a result, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer Cambodia has which you can immerse yourself in order to make a real difference in people’s lives.

When choosing your desired volunteer Cambodia program, you can immerse yourself in numerous activities such as educational programs, community development, advocacy programs for social justice and many more. In the volunteer circles , Cambodia is often referred to as a “hidden gem”. There are plenty of unexplored areas where you can apply your passion and skills and make a difference in the communities. If the volunteer Cambodian terrain is one that you are unfamiliar with, here is a simple guide that you can use in order to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible for you:

Get a Police Record Check

If you will be taking volunteering work in places such as orphanages, then you need to get a police record check first. And if an organization that you are planning to work for is not doing this kind of vetting, then that should be an instant red flag that they probably lack credibility.

Flights to Cambodia

Depending on your country of origin, there are several airlines that you can take to Cambodia. One of cheapest ways to fly to Cambodia is by taking a connecting flight via Bangkok. If you use a volunteering service to get to Cambodia for your GAP year programs, then the travel arrangements are often organized in advance for you.

Places to go

Phnom Phen is the capital of Cambodia and also the largest city in the country. The city offers plenty of volunteering opportunities that you can immerse yourself in including orphanages. There are numerous cultural sites that you can also visit while in the city. Other Cambodian cities that you can visit include Siem Reap, which is located to the North of the country. It is here that you can see the world-famous Angkor Wat religious monument. read more

The job market is becoming increasingly competitive. The number of graduates and job seekers is growing exponentially. These numbers are expected to increase further as opportunities for higher education increase. As a wise job seeker, you should look for ways to differentiate yourself from others. In fact, the employers of today are seeking for more than just technical skills; they want people with soft skills such as problem solving skills, interpersonal skills, experience and of course more job specific technical skills. One way to acquire these skills is to volunteer overseas. Of course the main purpose of volunteering is to make a positive change in communities in developing countries. But as you volunteer overseas, you enhance your employability.

Bali is a good place to volunteer overseas. With so much to do in Bali, you will gain much experience and unique skills. Here are some ways in which being a volunteer in Bali or in any other country can help boost your future career prospects.

Worldliness

Many companies across different industries are becoming global. As a result, employers are looking for people who can fit into the international marketplace. As you volunteer abroad, you become part of the local community. You learn the social structure, culture and challenges faced by the local people. In other words you adapt to the way of life of the local people. This will equip you for international opportunities such as international client relations.

Problem solving skills

Volunteering in a foreign country is generally challenging. Things are bound to go wrong when you are out in the field. You could be in a group of medical volunteers doing door to door check-ups and the local nurse fails to show up for the exercise. With a stringent program and resources, you’ll be expected to find a way to continue with the exercise regardless of the challenge. Such an experience communicates to your potential employer that you’re a good problem solver, you can think literally and you’re well able to deliver results even in challenging situations. read more

Your success in volunteering will be determined by the gap year programs you choose to enroll in. It therefore goes without saying that you should choose the program you join in carefully and wisely. From the outside looking in, it seems as though volunteer organizations are equal. But aside from determining your volunteer destination and the type of volunteer work you will be doing, the organization you choose will be responsible for the success (or failure) of the program.

As one of the most under developed countries in the world, there are several efforts for volunteering in India. It is therefore important to choose an organization that facilitates effort to volunteer India has to offer.

Here are the 3 red flags that you need to look out for (and beware) when choosing a volunteering India project and organization to work with:

Poor Logistics

When comparing gap year programs from various organizations, you might notice that the fees vary for each. The money you pay the program organizers will be used for covering the logistics of your volunteer programs abroad – from accommodation, transportation, food, and other essential supplies needed for the duration of your stay. As expected, the more logistics coordination is set up, the more expensive the program will be.

It therefore pays to know the breakdown of the fees you have to pay before joining the program so you know what is covered for them. In addition, this will give you an idea of what the program organizers will cover for you once you reach your volunteer destination. Good organizers will have a systematic plan in case when handling these logistics matter. If they are unable to provide you with a detailed guide, then you need to be worried. Volunteer organizations that have been doing their work for several years usually follow a system that they had used before. Without proper logistics in place, you need to be cautious about joining that program. You want your needs to be well coordinated once you reach your volunteer destination and you expect the organizers to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Check out http://www.volunteering.org.au/gap-year.html read more

Building administrators handle different shenanigans daily. Among those is dealing carry heavy sets of baggage—one of those is implementing proper waste segregation habits in irresponsible occupants. Although recycling is not that new and every rental or institution has office bins or recycling bins for schools, waste segregation is still not taken seriously.

Nonchalance in Waste Segregation = More Waste

Building managers or waste management firms anywhere remind building occupants to reduce, reuse, and recycle often. Albeit those three mentioned are frequently abided by the majority of occupants, one small but a considerable aspect of building waste management is often disregarded or not taken seriously granted, and that is waste segregation.

Sure, the basic principles may be quickly familiarized by a first-grade student—separate the dry from the wet, and you're off a good segregating routine. Actually, there is more to segregation than separating two sets of garbage in different states, and that involves contamination. Being neglectful about waste segregation is more likely to lead to more squandering of resources, in regards to recyclable trash and funds.

Toxic Contamination of Dried-up or Recyclable Products

Meanwhile, one particular factor that's often dismissed in waste segregation is the possible infection of recyclable or dry waste.

Since recycling includes working with rubbish possessing reusability quality, segregation is crucial in preserving that quality through preventing contamination. And because of that, office spaces should never take waste segregation for granted.

Once your dry trash is infected, it's as good as hazardous trash—you probably would not prefer a dry and recyclable to wind up in landfills, right?

How does dry or recyclable garbage get infected?

Simply put, recyclable trash gets infected the moment it gets combined with hazardous or rejected trash. Say, if you're utilizing a small wheelie bin and a yellow recycling bin with lid or blue outdoor recycling bins, contamination is most likely to happen if you are nonchalantly combining plastic bags, damp garbage, rubbish bags, and food scrap together. read more

The Microsoft SharePoint Server is often regarded as the Ultimate Collaboration tool for most businesses. When it is appropriately deployed, businesses are able to unlock plenty of advantages that are built into this robust collaboration and site development tool. These include more secure processes which can be managed via an environment that is quite familiar and seamlessly deployed into the business collaboration infrastructure. The Microsoft SharePoint Server can be deployed in the business on-premise or alternatively as a hosted service. SharePoint is built with integrated features that enable businesses in quickly responding to their critical needs while relying on the business insights which are data-driven. Microsoft SharePoint Designer training equips you with the capability to competently manage these applications and develop quality applications which are predictable and cost-effective.

The Microsoft SharePoint Designer training course is suited for a delegate that has SharePoint experience. This can be a SharePoint Power user such as a site owner or a Site Collection Administrator that is interested in customizing the SharePoint design or in adding extra functionality to the SharePoint sites. The course equips the delegates with the skills to make use of the SharePoint Designer tools as well as the features in the creation and customization of the SharePoint sites. With the Microsoft SharePoint Designer training course, a delegate will also be able to perform the following functions:

  • Creating and administering of permission groups
  • Creating and formatting of the web pages
  • Creating and editing of the links
  • Adding and modifying of the lists as well as the library views
  • Creating and styling the master pages
  • How to customize the Quick Launch as well as the Top Link bars
  • Developing the site pages and understanding both the use of the HTML and CSS styling

Course Prerequisites

A delegate wishing to undertake the Microsoft SharePoint Designer training course must have undertaken an introductory course on Microsoft SharePoint for end users. It would also be advantageous if one is equipped with knowledge of both CSS and HTML although these are not necessarily essential.

By the end of the Microsoft SharePoint Designer training course, the programmer must have learnt the following:

  • After the learning program, a delegate must be able to describe what SharePoint Designer is and outline its features, advantages as well as the options for support.
  • The delegate will be able to not only access but also modify data sources using a SharePoint site.
  • They will be able to develop Workflows using the Visio 2013 as well as the SharePoint Designer.
  • They will be able to create Workflows using the SharePoint Designer along with the SharePoint Workflow platform.
  • Learn the configurations and customizations of the content types in Microsoft SharePoint. This will ensure the consistency of data across libraries as well as lists.
  • Learn how to package and also deploy workflows by using the SharePoint Server as well as the SharePoint designer.

You can learn the SharePoint Designer training course offered by New Horizons Australia and increase your knowledge and expertise in the deployment and management of the platform. read more

History of AIW

The Association of Iranian Women (AIW) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that campaigns for the improvement of women's rights. AIW reports violence against women and works to eliminate gender discrimination. The AIW was established in January of 1993 to educate and empower Iranian women throughout the United States. The Association works towards building a network committed to the idea of advocating women's rights. Through the help of volunteers, the Association promotes opportunities with which Iranian women in the U.S. help themselves.

Motivation

The source of motivation for AIW activities is the continuous subjection of women under the current non-Islamic Fundamentalist Regime in Iran. In the name of Islam, influential religious clerics (mullahs) have enforced measures which have stripped women of their social rights and human dignity. They have instituted a strict dress and "appearance" code for women in offices and public places, warning women about "improper smiles" in public, and influencing dehumanizing punishment on women for wearing makeup or accidentally allowing a strand of hair to escape from under their scarves. Under the guidance of mullahs, the government has dismissed all women judges and prosecutors as unreliable, prohibited married women from attending school and unmarried women from leaving the country, limited schooling for young girls and lowered the age of marriage to nine. As a result coercion, and insecurity within their own families. The mistreatment of women in Iran has motivated AIW to focus its work on so-called "Islamic Fundamentalism" as a form of oppressive political system, identifying it as one of the major problems our world faces today. Therefore AIW has placed the defense of Iranian women's rights on its agenda as a moral responsibility to identify and condemn the threat to women's rights.

Our Mission

· To cooperate with national and international organizations who defend human rights and adopt measures to globally promote women's rights.

· To participate in international and national meetings involving individuals and organizations committed to investigating the situation of human rights, particularly women's rights, and cases of specific violations of women's rights. read more