15 June 2010

You Volunteer, He Does Not Work

“I don’t want to live on handouts. I am subsisting on money borrowed from friends. Every day, I spend the few gourds I have at a nearby internet cafĂ©, sending out my CV to anyone who can offer me a job, any small job.” – Haitian Manes Barthelemy

Claire Doole writes about Manes over at the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ page.

Definitely will delve into the ways that Volunteering can have a negative impact later in the American Volunteerism Series.

HT to Michael Keizer