International Volunteer Day (IVD) is celebrated annually on 5 December. The Day provides an opportunity for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, government authorities and the private sector.
The UN Volunteers (UNV) programme organizes events to mark the Day annually. UNV mobilizes thousands of volunteers every year, advocates for the recognition of volunteers, and works with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming.
International Volunteer Day was designated by the UN General Assembly in 1985 (A/RES/40/212).
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date: 5 December 2021