International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December; designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism.
It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.
Apart from mobilizing thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming
It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organizations, 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 organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGO’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.
The World Safety Organization, National Office for Nigeria (with special consultative status to the UN ECOSOC) in collaboration with Danarich Future Concerns Academy (DFCA) recognizes volunteers from all walks of life, that have made a difference in their communities and moved humanity forward somewhat; and have evidence(s) to show. Their volunteering activities would thus be celebrated no matter the location and the beneficiaries globally. Successful shortlisted volunteers will have their photo, name and location on our Annual IVD global banner that is circulated everywhere. A global recognition award, as an appreciation of their act of volunteerism is also presented.
Get nominated for the IVD Global Ambassadors today.
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