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December 2015


Celebrate with Crossroads and Lawrence Hill this International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day is an opportunity to celebrate the time and expertise that our volunteers so generously give throughout the year. Join best-selling author and four-time Crossroads volunteer Lawrence Hill as he discusses the impact volunteering has made on his life and writing.

Celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and to learn more about Hill’s experiences during a Q+A with CBC Radio’s Metro Morning news reader Jill Dempsey. A short reading from Hill’s new novel “The Illegal” and a book signing will follow.

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Supporting self-reliance in Swaziland

By Jana Miller

I blame my mother…. Long before gap years, ecotourism and volunteering became the trend it was my mother who taught me the value of volunteering as a child.

I have spent half of my adult life living and working abroad, so when an advertisement from Crossroads International about a volunteer mandate at a women’s empowerment organization in Swaziland landed in my inbox, no one in my life was surprised when I boarded a plane 15 months ago.

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