Kos VolunteersKos is a small island in the Aegean sea. In 2015 about 55.000 Refguees landed on its shores. A group of local and international volunteers appears to be among the main provider of humanitarian aid, supporting Greek institutions, UNHCR and other organization. On Saturday, 5th December, on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day, more than 50 volunteers from different nationalities bonded together and cleaned up the shore of Kos town. Volunteers focused in the port and in the area of Lambi, where they managed to clean the shore completely, removing thousands of life jackets and even small inflatable boats. Gloves and bags were distributed to the participants, while a specially branded T-shirt commemorating the event was also provided. After the cleaning campaign all volunteers were invited by Mercy Corps at Boomerang. UNHCR, Samaritan's Purse, IOM and other organizations which provided technical support to the event, would like to express their gratitude to all the Kosian and international volunteers who, with great dedication, worked incessantly and managed to support thousands of refugees in the recent months, making Kos an example of humanitarianism and 'people to people' help.
Andres Enrique Sanchez BarreiroTodo por un cambio, nunca es tarde para empezar.
- Este año creamos la plataforma www.appuntate.org junto con #FundaciónTelmex y #CTIN para promover el voluntariado y donación en México a través de una red social y una app que vinculan a las personas de manera directa con las fundaciones y sus causas.
Khalid Javed Choudhry”I look at them, particularly the families that have lost loved ones due to Ebola, and find in them the energy to work even harder. I am hoping these people can return to a normal life very soon.” Khalid Javed Choudhry (Pakistan), UN Volunteer Field Crisis Manager in Sierra Leone
- We raise our voice until the day we see "the world we want"!
Voluntarios VerdesVoluntarios Verdes es un proyecto de voluntariado orientado principalmente a jóvenes, buscamos posicionar al joven como actor social que a través del voluntariado done su tiempo, talento y trabajo contribuyendo como una generación responsable con el ambiente. Voluntarios Verdes busca a través de sus diversos programas; crear un equipo de voluntariado ambiental juvenil que permita ser un espacio de formación en la acción, empoderamiento y construcción de ciudadanía en relación a temas sustentantes. El Día Internacional de los Voluntarios 2015 es una oportunidad para felicitar a los voluntarios que colaboraron en los diferentes programas de Voluntarios Verdes durante el año.
Irena V. Sollorano (@IrenaVSollorano)'Your world needs you. Will you take the challenge? Volunteer!' #IVDSerbia #IVD2015selfie w/ @VanjaUdovicic t.co/WQQO0dGYzP
- I support IVD 2015 whole heartedly! Volunteerism is priceless, it not only contributes to the cause but it helps people build relationships that are long lasting.
Jose Redondo Medina (@redondojosh)
- Being a volunteer means being one of the strategic players in partnership capacity building process around the globe, with a special taste of effort, different from the waged job. Being a volunteer, is a purification of the humanbeing spirit toward a noble goal which is peace for development and rooted equality for all.
Nili Majumder (@NiliMajumder)
Laura Adams (@LMAdams6)Girl Scouts planting baby trees on International Volunteer Day! #MTSGreen way #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/wjimNo5zy3
UN Volunteers Zambia (@UZambia)Everyone is a part of success. Let's celebrate #IVD with us by selfie campaign #ivd2015selfie. #IVD is coming soon! t.co/87Ry6YRvAe
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)Amina bint wahab students taking a selfie with the #SDGs. #IVD2015selfie #IVD2015 #UNVSudan t.co/2sIG3ff5pe
- Word has power. If we keep repeating it, it will be "real".
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)Amina bint wahab students talking a selfie with the #SDGs. #IVD2015selfie #IVD2015 #UNVSudan t.co/bduH0lGWSW
Rupesh"Volunteerism transcends boundaries and cultures. It unites people with people, spirit of volunteerism brings peace and development".
- Happy International Volunteer Day 2015!
- Girl Guides WA relies on Volunteers to deliver out programs and help run our organisation! We also encourage girls and young women to give back to their communities by volunteering
Reham MagdyI love dealing with children in the development of their personality through teamwork activity which I organized in the SOS Children's Village in Tanta every half a year and that by taking advantage of the positive energies in painting and wall magazines and general information and football and to encourage the spirit of leadership inside them, as well as teaming Activity awareness on facebook for the importance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer and awareness for the activity of recycling waste paper and this activity individually while proud volunteer group activity in several activities Resala Association for charity and we have organized a celebration of International Volunteer Day in Tanta and we were a great team
wilmer d. sauraproviding a voluntary services especially to marginalized group will give you an immeasurable happiness. seeing the smile and hearing their words of gratitude from the people you helped will surely satisfy and pay the hard work you've done for them.
Ljubica and TijanaUN Volunteers supporting UNHCR Serbia are wishing a Happy International Volunteer Day!
Ganetsang MpuisangVolunterism transcends boundaries and cultures. With volunteerism we unite nations and touch lives. We change lives and empower nations. Helping hand enriching hearts.....we bring hope to the hopeless
ID Volunteering Hub (@IDVolunteering)Happy International Volunteer Day 2015 from Indonesia #ProudtobeVolunteer #IVD2015 #ActionCounts #IVD2015selfie t.co/VpTDqatAnP
CIJ TAPACHULA (@cij_tapachula)Ser Voluntaria es el arte de Servir. #SoyvoluntarioCIJ #globalgoals #actioncounts #IVD2015selfie t.co/uYqHJuF9Kg
LUIS ALONSO MARTINEZVOLUNTARIOS MODELO For second year in Mexico, Voluntarios Modelo held on IVD2015, adding to the global celebration to recognize the work of volunteers as promoters for development to achieve #Globalgoals. Across the country Grupo Modelo Foundation is promoting actions in more than 60 cities with 100 NGO's supporting environmental, education and community development causes. Voluntarios Modelo is present at IVD2015 Bringing People Together for a Better World. @voluntmodelo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfnJehGUF1c
UNV Sri Lanka (@UNVSriLanka)Are you also a #GlobalCitizen who volunteers for #GlobalGoals? Let us know by sharing your #IVD2015selfie with us! t.co/IEaqPOJE5A
UNV in DRC (@UNVsintheDRC)Le monde bouge. Et toi? Deviens Volontaire! Des associations locales en #RDC ont rejoint la campagne #IVD2015selfie t.co/GxacHwfMrN
Shelley Whiting (@shelley_whiting)Pleased to join @SubinayNandyUN as we volunteer for #GlobalGoals in #srilanka #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #UNVSriLanka t.co/obBCCO6egx
Marthe Fare (@Nounfoh)Edem, mobilise des candidats au volontariat chaque jr au #Togo. Il participe sauf changement. Et toi? #IVD2015selfie t.co/CtHQq09elF
Rashid Mehmood KhanI have the honor to start a volunteer youth group back in 2009, in Pakistan, that is now become a registered, youth lead, and non-governmental organization. I truly believe in the spirit of volunteerism.
Chérif Fatoumata (@Fatiiche)#JIV2015, c'était le 05 Décembre 2015 #IVD2015selfie @ActionCounts ''Le monde bouge et toi?'' Deviens volontaire t.co/FzU7sOglhY
- We are sure that this movement has value and meaning! Let's do volunteering in order to make the future even brighter. #unvtanzania
Volunteer Toronto (@VolunteerTO)Two more lovely #IVD2015selfie! #weloveourvolunteers t.co/ZKwgNdyaPO
- YES, I am ready to change and ready to meet the challenges of big changes. I am committed to work for peace in the world and the happiness of humans. I wish the world a better place and that the equality and the human rights are respected all over the planet. UNV Ivory Coast -City of Abidjan
INternational Volunteer Day (IVD) 2015
On December 5th, International Volunteer Day, we not only celebrate volunteerism in all its facets - but also pay special tribute to volunteers working to implement the new global goals. Through volunteerism the person can impact the sustainable development agenda by mobilizing and engaging governments and communities. For IVD 2015 join us in recognizing the individuals who are engaged in volunteering their time, energies, and skills to change the world for a better future.
In this year’s IVD campaign you will see questions such as “Are you part of the change?”, “Will you take the challenge?“, “Are you ready?” and their answers, as thousands of individuals show how their volunteering is making a contribution and bring to light how volunteering is invaluable in making the world a better place.
Join us by posting your selfie here or on social media tagged with #IVD2015selfie and stories before and on 5 December 2015, filling the map to show how volunteering makes the difference in the Global Goals..
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
“As we seek to build capacities and to help the new agenda to take root, volunteerism can be another powerful and cross-cutting means of implementation. Volunteerism can help to expand and mobilize constituencies and to engage people in national planning and implementation for sustainable development goals. And volunteer groups can help to localize the new agenda by providing new areas of interaction between Governments and people for concrete and scalable actions.”
IVD2015 stories and selfies
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Todo por un cambio
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