GMFA was founded in 1992, by a group of gay men who felt that there was not enough HIV prevention work being specifically targeted at gay men. GMFA‘s mission is to improve gay men’s health by increasing the control they have over their own lives. As a regular volunteer between Read more…
Since 2003 volunteer and chair (2004-2006) of the Community Fundraising Committee of The Food Chain whose mission is to improve the health and well being of London’s population living with HIV by alleviating hunger and malnutrition.
The Food Chain is a UK registered charity delivering meals every week to more than 500 users across London, free of charge, since 1988. Every Sunday, Food Chain volunteers prepare and deliver delicious, nutritionally balanced, individually tailored meals and groceries to people who, because of their illness, are housebound and unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. (more…)
Online Facilitators (2006-2007) for Nabuur which mission is to give communities in developing countries access to their global Neighbours via the Internet and through these Neighbours to the huge reservoir of resources (knowledge, solutions, energy, and creativity) that is available elsewhere.
This is the narrative I wrote when nominated for the 2006 UN Online Volunteer of the Year Award. I did not get the award but another volunteer from Nabuur was one of the 10 volunteers to receive the award.
In 2005 I decided to take a break from the hectic London life and to move to Thailand for a year. I arrived in Bangkok in February 2006 and after a couple of months holidaying around, I decided to devote some of my free time to voluntary work. (more…)