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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!

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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

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Hello Volunteers, We're looking for volunteers who will work with our elementary, middle, and high school students to improve their English. Many of our kids can not afford any private education. Seongnam City's regional children's centers provide not only education, but also care and a safe space to them after school hours and Saturdays. Volunteer teachers will work with students 1-on-1 or in small groups. No teaching experience required! All lesson materials will be provided. Don't worry if your English isn't perfect! We welcome volunteers from all over the world, as long as you have a warm heart and a passion for helping. :) You don't have to commit yourself for every weekly session, but it would be good if you could come back frequently and become a good teacher as well as their good friend. ** First time volunteers! Please make sure to add your phone number when you RSVP! Much appreciated! ** LOGISTICS - Meeting point: Ticket Booth inside of Sujin Subway Station on Line 8, at 10:15 AM - Class schedule: 10:40-11:30 Class session 1 11:30-11:45 Break 11:45-12:30 Class session 2 - Primary Contact: Jeff, One of the hosts of this volunteering event, at[masked] Juhee at [masked] or kakao id heejuwon2 (in case you feel more comfortable using emails or kakao account to contact) - 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 성남시 수정구 탄리로 31번길 3 [masked] [masked] Thank you always! * Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering. 봉사자 여러분께, 저희는 초등학교, 중학교, 그리고 고등학교에 재학하고 있는 학생들에게 영어를 가르쳐 줄 수 있는 봉사자 분들을 찾고 있습니다. 센터의 대부분의 학생들이 학원 혹은 과외와 같은 사교육을 받기 어려운 아이들입니다. 성남 희망 아동센터에서는 이러한 아이들에게 그들에게 필요한 교육과 더불어 애정과 안전한 장소를 제공하고자 노력하고 있습니다. 봉사자로 오시게 되면 학생들과 1대 1 혹은 소규모 그룹으로 영어 수업을 진행하게 될 것입니다. 특별한 교육 자격증이 필요한 것은 아니고, 가르침에 필요한 교재는 모두 제공됩니다. 영어가 어려우시다고요? 걱정하지 마세요. 당신에게 따뜻한 마음과 돕고자 하는 열정만 있다면 얼마든지 저희와 함께하실 수 있습니다. 저희 봉사자들은 각국 세계에서 온 사람들로 구성이 되어 있어요. 열린 마음으로 함께해요! 매주 오시는 것을 강요하지는 않겠지만, 오시기로 결심했다면 가급적 자주 오셔서 아이들에게 좋은 선생님이자 롤모델, 그리고 따뜻한 친구가 되어주세요. ^_^ ** 처음 오시는 봉사자 분들께서는 RSVP할 때 꼭 전화번호를 남겨주세요. 감사합니다. ** ** 봉사활동 중 어떤 이에게든 신체적 상해를 가하거나 혹은 자신이 입게 된 경우 책임은 봉사자 본인에게 있습니다. ** 세부사항 안내 만남의 장소: 8호선 수진역 안 티켓부스 앞 수업 시간 10:40-11:30 1교시 11:30-11:45 쉬는시간 11:45-12:30 2교시 호스트 연락처 메인 연락처: 한종혁[masked] KIV 전반적 활동에 대한 문의: James Kim[masked] 희망 지역 아동 센터 주소 및 연락처 경기 성남시 수정구 탄리로31번길[masked]

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

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Hello Volunteers, We're looking for volunteers who will work with our elementary, middle, and high school students to improve their English. Many of our kids can not afford any private education. Seongnam City's regional children's centers provide not only education, but also care and a safe space to them after school hours and Saturdays. Volunteer teachers will work with students 1-on-1 or in small groups. No teaching experience required! All lesson materials will be provided. Don't worry if your English isn't perfect! We welcome volunteers from all over the world, as long as you have a warm heart and a passion for helping. :) You don't have to commit yourself for every weekly session, but it would be good if you could come back frequently and become a good teacher as well as their good friend. ** First time volunteers! Please make sure to add your phone number when you RSVP! Much appreciated! ** LOGISTICS - Meeting point: Ticket Booth inside of Sujin Subway Station on Line 8, at 10:15 AM - Class schedule: 10:40-11:30 Class session 1 11:30-11:45 Break 11:45-12:30 Class session 2 - Primary Contact: Jeff, One of the hosts of this volunteering event, at[masked] Juhee at [masked] or kakao id heejuwon2 (in case you feel more comfortable using emails or kakao account to contact) - 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 성남시 수정구 탄리로 31번길 3 [masked] [masked] Thank you always! * Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering. 봉사자 여러분께, 저희는 초등학교, 중학교, 그리고 고등학교에 재학하고 있는 학생들에게 영어를 가르쳐 줄 수 있는 봉사자 분들을 찾고 있습니다. 센터의 대부분의 학생들이 학원 혹은 과외와 같은 사교육을 받기 어려운 아이들입니다. 성남 희망 아동센터에서는 이러한 아이들에게 그들에게 필요한 교육과 더불어 애정과 안전한 장소를 제공하고자 노력하고 있습니다. 봉사자로 오시게 되면 학생들과 1대 1 혹은 소규모 그룹으로 영어 수업을 진행하게 될 것입니다. 특별한 교육 자격증이 필요한 것은 아니고, 가르침에 필요한 교재는 모두 제공됩니다. 영어가 어려우시다고요? 걱정하지 마세요. 당신에게 따뜻한 마음과 돕고자 하는 열정만 있다면 얼마든지 저희와 함께하실 수 있습니다. 저희 봉사자들은 각국 세계에서 온 사람들로 구성이 되어 있어요. 열린 마음으로 함께해요! 매주 오시는 것을 강요하지는 않겠지만, 오시기로 결심했다면 가급적 자주 오셔서 아이들에게 좋은 선생님이자 롤모델, 그리고 따뜻한 친구가 되어주세요. ^_^ ** 처음 오시는 봉사자 분들께서는 RSVP할 때 꼭 전화번호를 남겨주세요. 감사합니다. ** ** 봉사활동 중 어떤 이에게든 신체적 상해를 가하거나 혹은 자신이 입게 된 경우 책임은 봉사자 본인에게 있습니다. ** 세부사항 안내 만남의 장소: 8호선 수진역 안 티켓부스 앞 수업 시간 10:40-11:30 1교시 11:30-11:45 쉬는시간 11:45-12:30 2교시 호스트 연락처 메인 연락처: 한종혁[masked] KIV 전반적 활동에 대한 문의: James Kim[masked] 희망 지역 아동 센터 주소 및 연락처 경기 성남시 수정구 탄리로31번길[masked]

Let's Help Children - Taking Care of Myeongjin Kids

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Hello Volunteers. We'll visit Myungjin Children's Welfare Center located near Gubeundari Station on Line 5 (For Sangil Bound) and engage in educational/recreational activities with the kids. We'll be gathering at Exit 2 of Gubeundari Station on Line 5 (* for Sangil Bound) at 145PM 오후 1시 45분 5호선 굽은다리역 2번 출구 (*반드시 상일행 확인), and walk to the Center together. Please arrive on time. After the meetup, we usually have a social time at a coffee shop or a chicken and beer place nearby. It'll be a good chance for you to meet new and old volunteers, and make good friends! [Myeongjin Children's Welfare Center is located in Cheonho Dong, Gangdong Gu, the southeastern part of Seoul. It's a home for roughly 90 parentless children living at the Center. The Center managers told me that the kids are starved for love, bond, attentions, caring, and friendship. Our group's been regularly visiting this Center since January, 2012, and working with the kids on art, craft, music, leisure, and other educational and/or recreational activities. We usually take care of 15 to 20 kids ranging from pre-schoolers to 5th grades. The Center staff and kids view our activities with them very positively, and I'm proud to tell you that we now are their best friends. These kids need and want brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts, so let's be there and become one of them. I truly appreciate your sharing love. Our company and affection give them dreams and hopes. See you all there!] * The children are waiting for our visit with excitement and expectation. Unlike other meetups, your no-show might break their heart. Please update your RSVP ASAP if you can't make it. ** Save my number[masked] on your phone so that we may get in touch in case you got lost or are arriving late. *** Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering. **** Myeongjin Children's Center Contact Info:[masked], Cheonho Dong, Gangdong Gu, Seoul 서울특별시 강동구 천호동 26-18

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

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Hello Volunteers, We're looking for volunteers who will work with our elementary, middle, and high school students to improve their English. Many of our kids can not afford any private education. Seongnam City's regional children's centers provide not only education, but also care and a safe space to them after school hours and Saturdays. Volunteer teachers will work with students 1-on-1 or in small groups. No teaching experience required! All lesson materials will be provided. Don't worry if your English isn't perfect! We welcome volunteers from all over the world, as long as you have a warm heart and a passion for helping. :) You don't have to commit yourself for every weekly session, but it would be good if you could come back frequently and become a good teacher as well as their good friend. ** First time volunteers! Please make sure to add your phone number when you RSVP! Much appreciated! ** LOGISTICS - Meeting point: Ticket Booth inside of Sujin Subway Station on Line 8, at 10:15 AM - Class schedule: 10:40-11:30 Class session 1 11:30-11:45 Break 11:45-12:30 Class session 2 - Primary Contact: Jeff, One of the hosts of this volunteering event, at[masked] Juhee at [masked] or kakao id heejuwon2 (in case you feel more comfortable using emails or kakao account to contact) - 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 성남시 수정구 탄리로 31번길 3 [masked] [masked] Thank you always! * Please understand that you are responsible for causing physical injuries and/or damages to anyone including yourself during volunteering. 봉사자 여러분께, 저희는 초등학교, 중학교, 그리고 고등학교에 재학하고 있는 학생들에게 영어를 가르쳐 줄 수 있는 봉사자 분들을 찾고 있습니다. 센터의 대부분의 학생들이 학원 혹은 과외와 같은 사교육을 받기 어려운 아이들입니다. 성남 희망 아동센터에서는 이러한 아이들에게 그들에게 필요한 교육과 더불어 애정과 안전한 장소를 제공하고자 노력하고 있습니다. 봉사자로 오시게 되면 학생들과 1대 1 혹은 소규모 그룹으로 영어 수업을 진행하게 될 것입니다. 특별한 교육 자격증이 필요한 것은 아니고, 가르침에 필요한 교재는 모두 제공됩니다. 영어가 어려우시다고요? 걱정하지 마세요. 당신에게 따뜻한 마음과 돕고자 하는 열정만 있다면 얼마든지 저희와 함께하실 수 있습니다. 저희 봉사자들은 각국 세계에서 온 사람들로 구성이 되어 있어요. 열린 마음으로 함께해요! 매주 오시는 것을 강요하지는 않겠지만, 오시기로 결심했다면 가급적 자주 오셔서 아이들에게 좋은 선생님이자 롤모델, 그리고 따뜻한 친구가 되어주세요. ^_^ ** 처음 오시는 봉사자 분들께서는 RSVP할 때 꼭 전화번호를 남겨주세요. 감사합니다. ** ** 봉사활동 중 어떤 이에게든 신체적 상해를 가하거나 혹은 자신이 입게 된 경우 책임은 봉사자 본인에게 있습니다. ** 세부사항 안내 만남의 장소: 8호선 수진역 안 티켓부스 앞 수업 시간 10:40-11:30 1교시 11:30-11:45 쉬는시간 11:45-12:30 2교시 호스트 연락처 메인 연락처: 한종혁[masked] KIV 전반적 활동에 대한 문의: James Kim[masked] 희망 지역 아동 센터 주소 및 연락처 경기 성남시 수정구 탄리로31번길[masked]

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