Phoenix, AZ, March 04, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Just One Voice is proud to announce the launch of "River of Life: Journal of International Volunteers," an electronic journal dedicated to promoting international development through volunteer work. Returned volunteers are invited to submit papers to Managing Director Cindi Brown by April 30, 2010, through the journal's website: riveroflifejournal.org. Submissions guidelines and Call for Paper details can be found on the website. Volume 1 of the journal is scheduled for release in late 2010.
The goal of "River of Life" is to make research in the international development field available electronically at no charge to those who will benefit most from its contributors’ insights. "River of Life" issues will be posted in multiple digital formats for easy download onto computers and other types of e-readers.
Volunteers who have worked in development around the world are invited to submit papers about their work experiences. "River of Life" accepts submissions from those working through internationally recognized volunteer organizations and is especially interested in showing how collaboration between volunteers and their host country organizations bring about positive changes. To this end, volunteers are encouraged to write their paper in partnership with someone from their host organization. Submission details are available at riveroflifejournal.org/submissions.
To enable each author to use the voice with which they can best share their story, submissions are welcome in one of three journal “categories:”
atWork: For those whose volunteer placement included field visits to document the work of a local NGO in rural and/or vulnerable communities and/or for those who prefer to make a first-person, journalistic submission.
inAction: For those who undertake an action research volunteer placement, focusing on situational analysis and directed change, and/or for those who prefer to make a more academic (referenced) submission.
byHeart: For those whose volunteer placement ultimately became more of a personal journey of transformation, and/or for those who prefer to write a reflective account of their volunteer experience.
"River of Life" was founded by the following three experienced volunteers:
Paul Watts, an ethnoecologist, recently served with Voluntary Service Overseas Philippines from 2005-2008. Paul is co-founder, Editor in Chief and inAction Editor for "River of Life."
Tanja Kisslinger served as a Visions in Action volunteer at Mkombozi. Tanja is co-founder, Communications & Arts Coordinator and byHeart Editor for "River of Life."
Cindi Brown worked as a volunteer through Voluntary Service Overseas at the Great Lakes University of Kisumu in Kenya in 2005. Cindi is co-founder, Managing Editor and atWork Editor for "River of Life."