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Transcript of VOLUNTEER WORK
A. How to volunteer
THE MEANING OF VOLUNTEER
You've seen people in need on the news after a hurricane ,earthquake ,or other disasters . Perhaps you've walked past homeless people who are living on the streets. Or maybe you've been to an animal shelter and wished you could give every pet a home .
Volunteering means spending some of your free time helping others. You may volunteer to help other people, such as the families who lost their homes after a natural disaster . But you can also volunteer to protect the environment ,animals ,any other cause that you care about. I’m sure that your help is always needed. Therefore, volunteering is a great way to further a cause, support an organization, and make a difference in your community. It is an opportunity to serve. But how can we volunteer?
Nguyen Hong Nhung
Nguyen Moc Lan
Nguyen Minh Anh
when you volunteer
You should always
Choose an organization that
is meaningful to you.
1. Volunteering connects you to others
Volunteering helps you make new friends and contacts
Volunteering increases your social and relationship skills
2. Volunteering is good for your mind and body
Volunteering combats depression,
even helps you stay physically and mental healthy
3. Volunteering can advance your career
Volunteering can provide career experience
Volunteering can teach you valuable job skills
4. Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF or the Gates Foundation)
is the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It is "driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family." The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Other principal officers include Co-Chair William H. Gates, Sr. and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Raikes.
Global Health Interest Takes Root
The family’s interest in global health takes root with a gift of $100 million to the Bill and Melinda Gates Children’s Vaccine
Establishment of the Gates Millenium Scholars Program
New Senior Advisor
Partner with Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunizations
Washington D.C. Regional Office opens
Our foundation opens a regional office in Washington D.C. to help us create and maintain strong partnerships with government-funded programs.
A TRADITION OF GIVING (1997 - 1999)
Bill Gates and Melinda French were raised knowing it’s important to give back to the community.
“Both the Gates and French families instilled the values of volunteerism and civic engagement. Our families believed that if life happens to bless you, you should use those gifts as well and as wisely as you can.”
The Article That Started It All
Bill's First Trip to India
Gates Library Foundation Launch
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Formed
Launch of Sound Families
The foundation’s original libraries work is complete.
Launch HIV/AIDS Prevention Branch in India
$258 Million in Grants: Anti-Malaria Work
Library Work Goes Global
We Restructure the Foundation's Three Priorities
To deepen our efforts to give everyone the chance to live a healthy, productive life, we restructure the foundation with three priorities: global health, global development, and work in the U.S.
Warren Buffett Pledges over $30 Billion to the Foundation
Launch Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa
Partner With Rotary International
With an initial $200 million investment, we begin a partnership with Rotary International, one of the most important groups working to wipe out polio. In the
Opening of Beijing Office
Our foundation opens a Beijing office to focus on global health issues in Asia.
Launch of Grand Challenges Explorations
We launch Grand Challenges Explorations, committing $100 million to encourage scientists worldwide to find bold new approaches to fight our greatest health challenges.
Bill Leaves Microsoft to Work Full-Time at the Foundation
Investment of $290 Million in Four Communities Across U.S.
Launch of the Living Proof Project
In October, Bill and Melinda give a speech in Washington, D.C. , titled “Why We are Impatient Optimists.” This speech launches the Living Proof project, which shows how U.S.
BUILDING OUR FOUNDATION (2000 - 2009)
Our first projects, like bringing the Internet to public libraries, sprang from our founders’ Microsoft experience. But in the 1990s, Bill and Melinda learned about millions of children who needed simple medical treatments. With an expanded focus, we sought out and supported groups who were saving lives around the world.
Declaration of the Decade of Vaccines
Our foundation declares the Decade of Vaccines. We pledge $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop, and deliver vaccines for the world’s poorest countries.
The Giving Pledge
Launch of Next Generation Learning Challenges
World Headquarters Opens in Seattle
Our world headquarters opens on this site. Designed to inspire and create optimism and hope, the campus is a hub for innovation and gatherings of experts from many fields,
GAVI Pledging Conference
Major public and private donors achieve a milestone in global health by committing funding to immunize more than 250 million of the world’s poorest children
London Summit on Family Planning
The foundation, the UK government, and other partners host a groundbreaking summit to mobilize global policy, financing, commodity, and service delivery commitments
United Nations High-Level Event to End Polio
In a display of solidarity, heads of state from Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan stand alongside donor government officials and new donors from the public and private sector
OUR WORK CONTINUES (2010 - 2013)
Today, we work with thousands of partners in Africa, India, Europe, South America, and here in the United States. We are guided by the Gates family’s deeply held belief: that all lives have equal value. Our goal is to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live.
Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits