Volunteerism and the Global Goals
It simply is not possible to attain the Sustainable Development Goals without a wide range of people engaged at all stages, at all levels, at all times. Volunteerism is a powerful means for bringing more people into the fold. Volunteerism is already expanding the space in which we achieve the future we want...
International Volunteer Day 2017
Our campaign for International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2017, “Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.”, is a recognition of the positive solidarity of volunteers around the world who answer calls in times of crisis, helping save lives today and supporting those who want to continue living their lives with dignity tomorrow. #VolunteersActFirst
The power of volunteerism
Volunteerism generates well-being for people and their communities
Volunteers are motivated by values like those of justice, equality and freedom as expressed in the United Nations Charter. A society which supports and encourages different forms of volunteering is likely to be a society which also promotes the well-being of its citizens.

Our campaigns

We aim to enhance and deepen engagement with academia, research institutions and civil society, civic society, volunteer experts and researchers to promote a global conversation about the role of volunteerism in the implementation of the SDGs