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Volunteers prepare call to action document for Government

December 4, 2015 3:53 am

A call-to-action document will be submitted tonight to Fiji’s Roving Ambassador to the Pacific, Litia Mawi as we mark the International Volunteer Day tomorrow.

A group of volunteers, non-government and civil society organisations gathered in Suva this morning to prepare the document which calls on government ministries and leaders to acknowledge the role of volunteers.

National Volunteer Steering Committee chairperson Neil Maharaj says volunteers are occasionally recognized for what they do.

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“It’s important that the leaders, the policy makers and the governments around the pacific recognize these volunteer organizations and come up with a formula into how does volunteer efforts and volunteer contribution can be integrated in the national economy.”

Maharaj says a collective effort is needed to engage the younger generation into Volunteerism, as most of them are enticed into paying jobs and not motivated towards doing voluntary work.

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