Volunteerism is woven into the Ismaili fabric. As a Muslim community, giving of our time and helping others is integral to our way of life, and from a young age we are surrounded by examples of volunteers in action.
Voluntary service can take many forms. Some serve as members of boards and committees, taking on the burden of making carefully considered decisions that will affect the quality of life and long term development of many people. Others work actively in a team setting, to implement a particular project or activity that is beneficial to society. And there are those who choose to serve quietly and diligently, helping individuals with difficult or sensitive problems. Whatever form voluntary service takes, the objective remains the same: It is about making a positive difference in other people’s lives.
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