The notion of volunteering, of serving your community, was ingrained in me during my upbringing as an Ismaili Muslim.
I volunteered as a child, and after graduate school, it was only natural that I would volunteer abroad. So I applied with VSO Canada, which would later merge with CUSO to form Cuso International.
Although I originally planned for a six-month posting as a youth volunteer, by the time I finished, I had worked in six countries, travelled to over two dozen cities, escaped violence, death and natural disasters but, more importantly, I had experienced the goodness of humanity.
via A volunteer’s journey from the U.S. to the world. And back again. | Cuso International Blog / Blogue.
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