International Volunteer Day 2021

International Volunteer Day in on December 5.  It is a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work locally and around the globe. This year's theme is 'Volunteer now for our common future'. 

Volunteer Now For Our Common Future!

International Volunteer Day in on December 5.  It is a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work locally and around the globe. This year's theme is 'Volunteer now for our common future'. Queensland certainly has amazing volunteers. So many infact that over 75% of the adult population volunteers contributing over 900 million hours. 

The value of volunteering to Queensland across the entire community was almost $84 billion in 2020.


About IVD 2021

International Volunteer Day is December 5th

 

 

International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming.

December 5 is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to their communities. It is also viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (NG0’s), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.
The act of volunteering is found in all cultures, languages, and religions. Each year, hundreds of millions of people volunteer their time and skills to help make the world a better place. When they volunteer, they help to improve the lives of others. And when they volunteer, they also gain a greater sense of belonging to their communities.


On 5 December, people around the world will celebrate IVD with rallies, parades, volunteer fairs, group clean ups, blood donations, conferences, exhibitions, fundraising, workshops and volunteer recognition events.

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