INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (5 December), more commonly referred to as International Volunteer Day (IVD), is an international observance mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations and individual volunteers to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels.

International Volunteer Day: an overview

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (5 December), more commonly referred to as International Volunteer Day (IVD), is an international observance mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations and individual volunteers to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels.

International Volunteer Day: an overview

 

Our IVD campaigns
International Volunteer Day 2023
International Volunteer Day 2023

More than one billion people volunteer globally for solidarity and humanity, for people and the planet. International Volunteer Day (IVD), 5 December, is an occasion to pay tribute to volunteers worldwide and to recognize the value of volunteerism in advancing peace and development.

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International Volunteer Day 2022
International Volunteer Day 2022

On International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2022, we celebrate our theme of solidarity through volunteering. For the future of our planet, we must act together and we must act now. This is not an era to stand alone but together, as one, in solidarity with each other.

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International Volunteer Day 2021
International Volunteer Day 2021

Through the International Volunteer Day 2021 campaign, we celebrate the power of volunteerism to help create a better future.  For the generations of TOMORROW, we must work to build a better future NOW. 

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International Volunteer Day 2020

Through the International Volunteer Day 2020 campaign, we aim to thank volunteers for their actions and showcase the impact of volunteering during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

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International Volunteer Day 2019

International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2019 highlights volunteers contributing to inclusion, and Sustainable Development Goal 10, reducing inequality within and among countries.

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