Joy in serv­ing

Are you ready for your feel good story of the day? In con­junc­tion with In­ter­na­tional Vol­un­teer day to­day, we hon­our the peo­ple who signed up with vol­un­teer pro­gramme with a roundup of some of the amaz­ing work that they do.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - LIVING - By SAN­DRA LOW star2@thes­tar.com.my

In this age of self­ies and all-aboutme’s there’s a group of peo­ple who think noth­ing of sac­ri­fic­ing their time or money so that some­one or some cause ben­e­fits.

Th­ese peo­ple who choose to do vol­un­teer work for causes they be­lieve in may come from dif­fer­ent back­grounds, but they share com­mon ground in the idea of giv­ing back to their com­mu­nity.

in line with The Star’s di­rec­tion in high­light­ing in­spir­ing news and driv­ing change in the com­mu­nity, the pub­li­ca­tion launched the “Do Good. Vol­un­teer” cam­paign in March 2012.

Then in July that year it of­fi­cially launched the “Do Good. Vol­un­teer” por­tal, an online vol­un­teer match­ing por­tal that is an ini­tia­tive by The Star in col­lab­o­ra­tion with its sub­sidiary, Leadero­nomics, a so­cial en­ter­prise spe­cial­is­ing in lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment.

it is a highly in­ter­ac­tive por­tal that of­fers vol­un­teers a host of vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties with non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions in Malaysia.

This year Star2’ s vol­un­teer-themed sto­ries also in­cluded cor­po­ra­tions or or­gan­i­sa­tions that ac­tively pro­mote vol­un­teerism among their em­ploy­ees or as part of their busi­ness model.

in th­ese pages, we cel­e­brate some of the do-good­ers from all over Malaysia who have had a busy and pro­duc­tive year work­ing for var­i­ous causes and mak­ing pos­i­tive change for those in need.

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