Friday, December 4, 2009

Ripples of Difference

Ripples of Difference

December 5 is International Volunteer Day and this year I have an exciting gift for you!

In recognition of the thousands of volunteers around the world who have given their love, energy, and time through helping communities in need I would like to give you a copy of GVN's brand new book - Ripples of Difference!

Ripples of Difference is a collection of unique and powerful stories written by volunteers whose lives have been significantly affected through their experience of volunteering abroad.   From refugee camps in Africa to orphanages in Asia, read about how volunteers are touching the lives of others and making a difference - a ripple of difference.

To download your free electronic copy of Ripples of Difference simply click on the following link:

The Ripples of Difference theme dates back to when I visited a small village in Papua New Guinea. I tossed a stone into a lake and watched the ripples of water get wider and wider and larger and larger. I realised that by myself I could do very little to bring about long term change, but that a multitude of like minded individuals could literally create enough momentum to significantly change the world in which we live.

Mahatma Gandhi said "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" so I challenge all of you to stand up and just like the authors in the book, create your own ripple and join the sea of change that is bringing hope to those in need.


Colin Salisbury
Founder and President

Global Volunteer Network