Volunteers in Bhutan (VIB) Committee aims to give recognition
and support to the volunteer community in Bhutan. Its membership
comprises supporters from BBS, JOCV/JICA, RCSC, RSPN, Singapore
Volunteers Overseas, Tarayana Foundation, UNV, VAST and VSA.
celebrate International Volunteer Day on 5th December:
Launch of this "Volunteers in Bhutan" website.
of the "Volunteers in Beautiful Bhutan" –
photo competition, a free-to-enter competition, with a total
of Nu 40,000 to be won, and winning pictures will appear
in a special freely distributed 2006 calendar. Deadline
for photo entries 1st August 2005;photo competition - click
here for details, rules, and entry form
of a thousand butterlamps at Memorial Chorten, Thimphu from
funTug-of-War Contest where teams battle it out - Royal
Bhutan Police Headquarters ground, near Memorial Chorten,
from 11 a.m.
has a rich tradition of volunteerism - whether it’s neighbours
getting together to help cultivate a field for a sick neighbour,
or teenagers gathering to clean up a village area, or, in the
more modern environment, a child helping an elderly woman cross
a busy road… Volunteerism in Bhutan is very much a part
of the culture, and should be recognised as such.
is in the light of the strong spirit of volunteerism found in
the country, that this website has been developed. Its aims
to encourage more people to volunteer their time
to give a voice
to those who are volunteering
to help those
wishing to volunteer to identify where they can help
to enable due
recognition to be given to those who put the basic needs of others
above the luxury needs of themselves.
Over the coming
months, a series of events are planned where volunteerism will be
put into practice - come and join us, whether to help improve facilities
for stray dogs, renovation of monasteries, engaging in a country
wide clean-up campaign. Check out the website regularly for latest
updates, or e-mail us to register
your interest on our VIB mailing list, and we will alert you about
(c) 2004 Volunteers in Bhutan. All rights reserved. Designed
by Seishu Ueno (JOCV)