International Volunteer Day

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2022 Date5 December 2022
2023 Date5 December 2023
International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day History

International Volunteer Day seeks to raise awareness about the contributions of volunteers. This day recognizes and celebrates the efforts of organizations and volunteers toward their communities. It encourages volunteering and aims to improve communication between the U.N, governments, and volunteer-involved organizations.

International Volunteer Day was established in 1985 by the U.N General Assembly. It is observed annually on December 5th.

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International Volunteer Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for International Volunteer Day in 2020 was Together We Can Through Volunteering.
  • According to Nonprofit Source, the top four national volunteer activities in the U.S are:
    1) Food collection or distribution (24.2%)
    2) Fundraising (23.9%)
    3) General labor or transportation (18.8%)
    4) Tutoring or teaching (17.9%)
  • The efforts of 1 billion volunteers is an important foundation at a pivotal moment for development to enable us to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic - July 2020, U.N Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed

International Volunteer Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Help out your community by volunteering locally.
  • Donate to reputable charities or organizations that work toward causes you support.
  • Spread awareness on social media by using the tags: #TogetherWeCan and #IVD2020.

International Volunteer Day - References and Related Sites

www.un.org: International Volunteer Day

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