Volunteer Stories

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The badge of the Ismaili Volunteer Coorps with the slogan "Work No Words". Photo: Abdul Shivji, Ottawa.
The badge of the Ismaili Volunteer Coorps with the slogan “Work No Words”. Photo: Abdul Shivji, Ottawa.

Simerg marks its 4th anniversary with a special series about Ismaili volunteers. There are countless tales of devoted service and we would like to hear from you about Ismaili volunteers around the world who serve, simply wish to serve, without any expectation of rewards. What inspired you or the friend you know or a member in your family to join the Ismaili volunteers or serve as non-badged volunteer in Ismaili or non-institutions and groups, what challenges did the person experience during his/her services, what are the iconic and memorable events that the volunteer carries in the heart which sustains and motivates the person to carry on serving , and what are some of the inspirational moments that can be shared with others.

Please submit your memorable and inspiring story as well as photographs to Simerg@aol.com. For more details and background about Simerg’s anniversary series please click on  Ismaili Volunteers and their Stories of Service – A Special New Series for Simerg’s 4th Anniversary.

We shall commence the series on July 18, 2013, with a piece about Rajabali Mecklai of Vancouver, Canada, who continues being an active member at the age of 85.


Wednesday, September 24, 2013

Stories of Ismaili Volunteers: An Eye Surgeon’s Courageous Journey to Chitral for His Nazrana of Time and Knowledge to Mawlana Hazar Imam by Badrudin Kurwa (USA)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Spirit of the Ismaili Volunteers at an Extraordinary Place by Jalal Jaffer (Canada)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Volunteers, the Unsung Heroes of the World-Class 2008 Ismaili Golden Jubilee Games Celebrating the 50th Imamat Anniversary of His Highness the Aga Khan by Mohib Ebrahim (Canada)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rajabali Mecklai, 85, Serves the Vancouver Ismailis and Community at Large with Dedication and Distinction by Nasir Mecklai (Canada)

Date page posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Date updated: Wednesday, September, 24, 2013 (new post – see link at top)


For series background, please click Ismaili Volunteers and their Stories of Service – A Special New Series for Simerg’s 4th Anniversary

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2 thoughts on “Volunteer Stories

  1. Services such as that provided by Dr. Kurwa are proving to be useful for the Jamat and non-Jamati members in the true ethic of our faith. I commend the volunteers for responding to the call of duty, and giving their resources for the good of everyone.

  2. Can you have an article on the history of the Ismaili Volunteer Coorps (IVC) and the background of the IVC Badge. And IVC is the only institution to wear the Crown of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

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