In recognition of International Volunteer Day, December 5th 2009, Global Volunteer Network has launched Ripples of Difference, a FREE e-book to celebrate the thousands of volunteers who have given their love, energy, and time to help communities in need around the world.

The Ripples of Difference book is a collection of unique and powerful stories written by volunteers from around the world. From refugee camps in Africa to orphanages in Asia, readers can learn about how volunteers are touching the lives of others and making a difference a ripple of difference.

The book is not just a collection of stories; it is a call to action. Mahatma Gandhi said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. We want to challenge readers to stand up and create their own ripple and join the sea of change that brings hope to those in need around the world!

You can download your FREE copy at

Quote from Ana‘s story, One Heart at a time: “I know I can‘t change the world in a day and I know I can‘t do it by myself, but I believe that people working together really can make a difference.”