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Rural Volunteering

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This issue of Along the Web looks at one of the most difficult areas of volunteering – operating a program in a rural community. Volunteer involvement is much more difficult when you are in a community where the population is sparse and widely distributed, and where many of the factors which engender volunteering simply do not exist. Despite these barriers, volunteering is a vital force in many rural communities around the world, with volunteers taking significant responsibilities for governance, fire and safety provision, and education and health.

We’ll divide our look at international Web resources for rural volunteering into: