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Let's help those in need!

Meet new international friends!

Learn other language and culture!

Wherever we are, there are people who are undergoing difficult times of life, and let's be there when they need us.

Let's look up for different types of volunteer opportunities in which we can participate across Korea.

Wouldn't it be nice to meet new people who are like-minded, and travel to new places and cities, to help those in need together?

Also, we just started our facebook. If you're a facebook user, please go visit our page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/koreavolunteers/ and stay in touch with our volunteer friends!

[Our group on media]

Youtube: If you'd like to take a look at how one of our volunteering days looks like, visit youtube.com and watch a short film taken by one of our members at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq12LcvQ0vA&feature=youtu.be

SBS TV - World's Most Beautiful Journey 세상에서 가장 아름다운 여행 - July, 2013 - Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVO0aqWwd20
Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSoPtgAyGpMP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSoPtgAyGpM) Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B45-OGt5pc

Or visit http://vod.sbs.co.kr/sw13/vod/player/vod_player.jsp?vodid=V0000247741&order=DESC&cPage=1&filename=cu0141f0049500&mode=bill

KBS WORLD Radio's Touchbase in Seoul hosted by Mark Broome featuring our group and two devoted volunteers, on Christmas, 2013: http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/program_seoulreport_detail.htm?No=4498

Korea Herald "Expats step up to help nuns connect with runaway teens" - http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20120606000491

Groove Magazine: How to build your community at http://groovekorea.com/article/how-build-your-community

Thanks and cheers!

“We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness” -- Albert Schweitzer

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain!" -- Vivian Greene

"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give." -- Winston Churchill

"I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody."
-- Lily Tomlin

"Don't ever question the value of volunteers. Noah's Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals." -- Unknown

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Being loved genuinely by someone gives you strength, while genuinely loving someone gives you courage. -- Lao Tzu

We're not alone. They're not alone. You're not alone. -- James Kim

Note: Korea International Volunteers is strictly a non-religious, non-political, and non-profit volunteer organization. We go help those people going through difficult times of their life anywhere our help is needed but are not affiliated with any religious, political, and/or commercial entity. Thank you.

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Let's Help Children - English to Underprivileged Children - Seongnam City

위치: 회원에게만 공개

Hello Volunteers, Have you ever met Korean children who are passionate about improving their English? You can meet them at the Hope Children's Center in Seongnam City. They're from underprivileged families and need your help. Our volunteers have been enthusiastically volunteering to teach English at the center. Kids couldn't spell out ABCs when we began teaching them. Now most of them can follow our native speakers' instruction in English. Isn't it amazing? A few of them would like to study even harder and asked for our group's help on Tuesdays. As it's a weekday evening event, we understand it may be hard for volunteers to spare their time after work/school. However, if you help these kids out for just an hour before going back home, they'd truly appreciate your help and participation. Their English will give them more and bigger opportunities in their life, and they'll definitely remember and appreciate your kindness. So, we thank everyone who participates! ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ ⭐LOGISTICS⭐ - Meeting point: In front of GS 25 inside Sujin Station(Line 8) at 5:45PM - Primary Contact: Elizabeth M. Our Volunteer Event Host at this center at[masked] - Other inquiries: James Kim, Organizer of Korea International Volunteers, at[masked] - Hope Children's Center address and TEL: 3 Talli-ro, 31 beon-gil, Sujeong Gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi Do 경기도 성남시 수정구 탄리로 31번길 3 [masked] [masked] ‏‏‎ ---------------------------------------------- ↓ Read for more details Our first pilot program of this kind at Dongbu Regional Children's Center have been going really well thanks to our volunteer members' lovely dedication. This meetup is our second program of this kind. Lately, more regional children's cetners are asking for our help and the organizer is working on shaping up on a couple more. The organizer aims to add more locations citywide so that more members can participate at their convenient location. Here is how it works. We need a small team comprised of 3~5 "NATIVE" English speaker members each pairing with "BILINGUAL" Korean members, who will teach English to these underprivileged children, registered at Seongnam City's Regional Children's Centers. Our team will work with 2 groups of children, roughly 5 to 7 kids per group, in each session. * "NATIVE" English speakers mean nationals from 7 countries - Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, U.K., U.S.A. ** "BILINGUAL" Koreans mean our Korean members who can participate in sessions, and help communicate and coordinate between our native speakers, the Center teachers, and the kids. Seongnam City's Regional Children's center provides care and certain protection to kids after school hours. They could be exposed to crimes if they don't have a place to stay after school. If you have 2-3 hours of free time you'd contribute to education and wellbeing of these kids; let's help them together. You don't have to commit yourself for every weekly session but it may be nice if you can come back frequently and become a good teacher as well as their good friend. Thank you always! ‏‏‎ ‏‏‎ 📍REMINDER: Once you signed up, please COMMIT yourself on the date you signed up for. **Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering.

[NEW LOCATION] Let's Help Foreigners - Learning Korean? New to Korea? 외국인 돕기 봉사

Let's help foreigners in Korea! 여러분의 도움이 필요한 외국인들을 함께 도와 줍시다! New to Korea? Ask any questions about Korea and learn how things work, where to go, what to do, what to eat, and what to say in simple words in Korea from our kind volunteers. 한국에 도착한 지 얼마 안 되는 외국인들의 궁금증과 답답함을 함께 풀어 주세요. 어디를 가야 할 지, 무엇을 먹어야 할 지, 어떻게 말해야 할 지 여러분의 지식과 정보를 나눠 주시면 이들에겐 정말 큰 도움이 된답니다 :) Or sit back, relax, and practice your Korean with our Korean volunteers; 편안하고 멋진 분위기의 커피숍에서 한국어를 열심히 배우는 외국인들과 대화를 나눠 주세요; 여러분에겐 일상적인 대화가 이들에겐 아주 유익한 한국어 공부가 될 수 있습니다 :) You may make your first and best Korean friends here! :) 믿음직한 여러분이 그들의 첫번째 한국 절친이 되어 주세요! :) It's simple and fun! 쉽고 재미있어요! :) Our Korean volunteers may help our expat volunteers practice Korean (Conversations in Korean; except the beginners; 초급 외 한국어 진행). Or we can help those foreigners who just arrived in Korea and have a lot of questions (Conversations in English; 영어 진행). LOGISTICS - Venue: Cafe the Brown (Cafe NESCAFE previously), 2nd floor, right off Exit 4 of Itaewon Station on Line 6, Itaewon Dong, Yongsan Gu, at 730PM every Tuesday; 매주 화요일 저녁 7시 30분 이태원역 4번 출구 앞 카페 더 브라운 (구 카페 네스카페) 커피숍 2층; - No fee; Just order your own drink (Required); 참가비 일체 없음; 음료 한 잔 주문은 필수 Our Volunteer Event Hosts will guide you to sit down in a pair/group, and you can begin talking about one of the following topics in Korean depending on expat members’ Korean level. There’s no particular format/structure but please respect and be polite to your conversation partner(s). 여러분 환영합니다! 저희 봉사자 대표들 안내에 따라 앉으시고, 외국인 파트너의 한국어 레벨에 맞추어 다음 주제 중 한 가지에 대해 재미 있게 대화 나누어 주세요. 특별한 형식이나 방법은 없습니다. 대화 파트너를 존중 해 주시고 정중히 대해주세요. 한국에 온 지 얼마 안 된 외국인들을 도와 주시고 싶다면 저희 봉사자들에게 미리 알려 주세요. 도와 주시고 참여해 주셔서 감사합니다! Sequence: Arrival/Grouping for 10~20 minutes - 1st session 50 min. - Partner Change - 2nd session 50 min. - Social hour at Gecko's Terrace 순서: 도착/그룹 편성 약 10~20분 - 첫째 시간 50분 - 대화 상대 교체 - 둘째 시간 50분 - 근처 게코스테라스 펍에서 친교 시간 NOTE: The cafe management graciously agreed to provide a venue for our group on Tuesdays. There's no fee we collect from you but PLEASE keep in mind that we should buy at least one drink or food item per each of us as we're their customer after signing up at registration with our event hosts who will hand out your name tag. After ordering, our event hosts will guide you to your conversation partners. Thank you. 2층에 올라 오시면 들어 오셔서 저희 봉사자 대표들에게 등록 하시고 나서 음료나 음식을 꼭 주문 해 주십시오. 저희 그룹에서는 참가비 (회비) 등을 일체 걷지 않지만, 우리 모두는 당 커피숍의 고객이며 이는 당 커피숍이 저희 그룹에게 장소 사용에 대한 편의를 제공 해 주는 기본 조건입니다. 음료를 주문하시고 나면 저희 봉사자 대표들이 대화 상대에게로 안내 해 드립니다. 감사 합니다! - If you're bilingual in Korean and English, and would like to join our event host team helping and organizing this event, please come say hello to James Kim anytime. We'd welcome your kind help and contribution. Thank you. 한국어와 영어가 가능하시고, 봉사자 대표 팀의 일원으로 이 모임의 운영과 진행을 돕고 싶으시면 언제든지 제임스 김을 찾아서 대화 해 주세요. 여러분의 도움과 기여를 늘 환영 하고 감사 합니다. - Primary contact: James Kim, Organizer at[masked] - What to bring: Maybe your own notepad and pen; Enthusiasm to speak in Korean * This meetup's not intended to be a tutoring/lesson/instruction of Korean language in any respect. It's simply a free-talking session among our Korean and expat volunteer members, that might help you improve your Korean skills. It's also not a language exchange session during our 2 hour meetup but you may speak in English and/or any other language during our social hour after the 2 hour session. ** This Korean conversation session might be useful for those intermediate beginners who mastered at least Hangeul's characters and basic grammar; these sessions may not be suitable/sufficient for those real beginners who just began learning Korean. *** While most of our members have been enthusiastic about helping in/learning Korean, there have been complaints about a few participants who have spoken too much in English instead of exploring Korean together OR talked too much about personal topics and/or romantic/commercial agenda that have made conversation partner(s) unpleasant and/or uncomfortable. If your partner happens to be one, please stop talking with the partner and come talk to Event Hosts. Our Event Host team is comprised of Korean and expat volunteers, and will be happy to partner with you for good conversation. You may talk about personal matters unrelated to Korean conversation practice during social hour. Thanks for your kind understanding and cooperation in this regard. 그간 몇몇 참가자 분들이 영어를 너무 많이 사용 하거나 개인적, 상업적, 성적, 또는 이성교제적 접근 방식의 대화를 과다 하게 사용 해서 대화 상대방을 불쾌 또는 불편 하게 한 데 대한 불만이 접수 된 적이 있습니다. 만약 그런 일이 당신에게 일어 나면 대화를 적당히 중단 하시고 저희 운영진에게로 오십시오. 저희 운영진 팀에는 한국인과 외국인 봉사자가 모두 있고 여러분과 좋은 대화를 나누고 싶습니다. 한국어 회화 연습과 상관 없는 개인적 대화는 2차에서 나누어 주시길 부탁 드립니다. 여러분의 이해와 협조에 미리 감사 드립니다.

Let's feed homeless people - WESTERN Seoul Location - PART I

Thomas Homeless Shelter

Hello Volunteers, Let's feed hundreds of homeless people. We'll be feeding roughly 450 to 500 homeless peole at this center this time. This is PART I of this date's meetup. The participants will help prepare food and cook some food, clean, etc. If you're an early bird, this meetup will be great for you. You may leave around noon before serving's started and our PART II team starts working. If you may not make it, please make sure to update your RSVP for all other volunteers at your earliest convenience. Because we'll be a primary volunteer group for this date, we MUST have a certain number of volunteers joining us this time. Important Logistics: PART I Time: 845AM - 1145AM Venue: Thomas Homeless Shelter,[masked], Yeongdeungpo Dong, Yeongdeungpo Gu, next to Yeongdeungpo Subway Station on Line 1 (Please do not get confused with Yeongdeungpo Gu Office Station on Line 2 or Yeongdeungpo Market Station on Line 5) Meeting point: Exit 6, Yeongdeungpo Subway Station, Line 1 at 845AM Our task: Preparing and cooking food, cleaning, doing dishes, some dirty jobs, etc. Confirmation: RSVP confirmation requests may be sent via email, messengers, text messages on your phone/kakao talk, etc. Please make sure to provide your contact info we can reach you when you RSVP. Your RSVP may be cancelled if not confirmed within a certain given timeframe. Thanks for your kind understanding. Working in the kitchen is a hard work. We'll have to roll up our sleeves, and soak ourself in dirt and sweat if you're coming. You may leave once all food preparation's over and our PART II volunteer team starts working. CONTACT: James Kim[masked] FYI This shelter's has been run by a Catholic organization for 20 years. Just in case you'd like to know, no, I'm not affiliated with Catholic church in any way. This is going to be one of our ongoing meetups. I'm planning and coordinating on multiple events with asylums, shelters, and so on. I'll post another couple of volunteer opportunities you may join sooner or later. * Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering.

Let's Help Children - English to Underprivileged Children - Central Seoul

위치: 회원에게만 공개

Hello Volunteers, Anyone up for teaching English conversation and basic grammar to elementary to middle school kids originally from very low income dysfunctional families and multicultural families? Our first pilot program of this kind at Dongbu as well as succeeding programs at Seongnam and Gunja regional children's centers have been going really well thanks to our volunteer members' lovely and hearty dedication. This one is our fourth program of this kind, and this center takes care of 15 to 24 children originally from very low income dysfunctional families and multicultural families from one of the most distressed neighborhoods in Korea. Their environment's been absolutely unlivable and undesirable for any children so they've been raised in foster homes and supported by church and local community. I'm very happy to find and open up this meetup as this center's located near Seoul Station in central Seoul and convenient for those of our volunteers living in central and western parts of Seoul. Here're more details. We need a small team comprised of 3 ~ 5 "NATIVE" English speaker members paired up with "BILINGUAL" Korean members, who will teach English to these underprivileged children who can't afford any private education, registered at Yongsan's Somang Regional Children's Center. Our team will eventually work on 1:1 ratio with roughly 12 to 16 kids registered at this center. * "NATIVE" English speakers mean nationals from 7 countries - Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, U.K., U.S.A. Singaporeans, Hong Kongese , and Europeans proficient in English grammar and verbal communication may join. ** "BILINGUAL" Koreans mean our Korean members who can participate in sessions, and help communicate and coordinate between our native speakers, the Center teachers, and the kids. These kids can not only afford any private education but also are lonely and not properly taken care of by their parents, so Seoul City's regional children's centers provide cares and certain protections to them after school hours. They're exposed to crimes and abuses if they're gone home early after school. Isn't it sad? If you have 2-3 hours of free time you'd contribute to education and wellbeing of these kids before enjoying fun and splendid Saturday afternoon in this city, let's help them together. I told to the Center staff that our volunteers need a break on weekends, and may not have enough time to prepare a lot to teach them systematically but leading some conversation and reading sessions may be doable. Is it? LOGISTICS - Meeting point: Inside Sookmyeong Women's University Station on Line 4 by Exit 1,2,3,4 at 1000AM. - Somang Regional Children's Center Address 163-7, Huam Dong, Yongsan Gu, Seoul 서울 용산 후암 163-7 소망을 찾는 이 지역아동센터 Here is a walking map to the center from Sookmyung Women's University Subway Station Exit#2 (숙대입구역 2번출구): http://me2.do/5totcLO3 ( http://me2.do/5totcLO3 ) Thank you always and see you soon! :) REMINDER: Once you signed up, please COMMIT yourself on the date you signed up for. You don't have to commit yourself for every weekly session but it may be nice if you can go back to them frequently and become a good teacher as well as their good friend! * Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering.

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