YouLeadNigeria (@YouLeadNigeria)3 days to IVD!!!! Proud to be a volunteer #IVD2015selfie #actioncounts #cusoivd2015 @CusoIntl @UNVolunteers @kwakaf t.co/FNcGAwlUZm
Jose Redondo Medina (@redondojosh)
VNU El Salvador (@VNUElSalvador)#Voluntarios de Naciones Unidas y del @imj_ss limpiando el Parque Cuscatlán #IVD2015 #DIV2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/DBGr2ZWlrp
Patricia Kormawa (@Komeh86)@funkylella supporting us here at @DMP_NG, raising funds to get children back to school #IVD2015selfie @UNVolunteers t.co/4Gwi76nDps
Laura Fowler MassieWorking with woman and children to support army learning and healthy living. Sharing love and laughter with amazing people across the world.
YouLeadNigeria (@YouLeadNigeria)Are you ready for the international volunteers day??? #IVD2015selfie #actioncounts #cusoivd2015 @CusoIntl @kwakaf t.co/bjJvn8mOsn
Action Counts (@ActionCounts)UN Volunteers volunteer for #GlobalGoals in #Mongolia. #IVD2015selfie w/ @UNVolunteers t.co/MDXnq1Tz0Z
Margaret DeFazioFriendly visitor at Cornerstone Housing for Women, in Ottawa. Everyone needs friendly and fun interactions in their day. I try to provide a fun, caring and supportive visit for the women who need a friendly face. It is usually MY best day of the week, learning from and being cared about by these resilient women.
Eros and MarouaWe volunteer for SDGs! Happy IVD:)
Volunteer group of UNHCR HungaryFourty staff members of have formed a volunteer group to celebrate the International UN Volunteer on 5th of December 2015. Together we went to the refugee reception centre in Bicske, Hungary and tried to cheer up the day of the asylum-seekers and refugees living there. https://www.facebook.com/UNHCRcentraleurope/?pnref=story Volunteer action counts!
Nurzat KarimovaProud to serve as an international UN volunteer for refugees and internally displaced people. Let's make the world a better place. Are you ready? Volunteer to change our world!!!
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.
Fatoumata CHERIFJournée Internationale des Volontaires -JIV 2015 Guinée-Conakry Par l'ONG FEDEP (Femmes, Pouvoir et Développement) ongfemmespouvoiretdeveloppement.com
- The Ottawa Network for Education recruits, screens and trains community volunteers to assist in Ottawa K-12 schools. Currently, about 2,000 volunteers are assisting 50,000 children promoting academic success.
- By our actions towards students and orphans we are trying to contribute to education and poverty eradication at our level in Uganda. We have the chance to meet wonderful children. Our impact may be little but every action counts. Volunteer! #UNVUganda #IVD
Alexis/UNHCRHappy International Volunteer Day!
Voluntarios Verdes (@VoluntarioVerde)En México y con Voluntarios Verdes, Actuar como #Voluntario Cuenta. #IVD2015 #actioncounts #IVD2015selfie. t.co/ckmoo1gTUn
M. Junaid AbbasiParticipated in UNV Design projects! @ActionCounts " inspiration in action " @JayShaz_Artist #IVD2015selfie Happy being part of @UNVolunteers
Action Counts (@ActionCounts)
- We volunteer for Soutomaior Library. Spain. Happy International volunteer day!
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
UNHCR Mali (@UNHCRMali)
Paula HogrebePromoting people’s participation in the development and implementation of the post-2015 agenda has been a very interesting and rewarding experience.Paula Hogrebe (Germany), UN Youth Volunteer Volunteering and Post-2015 Officer in Cameroon
Nili Majumder (@NiliMajumder)We are Part of the Change. Are you? Volunteer! #IVD2015selfie #IVD2015 #ActionCounts t.co/5OKjoyXTNW v @UNV_Sudan @UNVolunteers
IVD Abuja, NigeriaIVD Abuja: volunteering our time to get children Back to School #IVD2015selfie #Globalgoals #SDG4
- 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.
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)Amina bint wahab students talking a selfie with the #SDGs. #IVD2015selfie #IVD2015 #UNVSudan t.co/bduH0lGWSW
UNV Sri Lanka (@UNVSriLanka)We volunteer for #GlobalGoals in #lka ! Are you volunteering to make a difference? #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/k6ahysgp3a
- IVD in Ethiopia UNV Ethiopia team will go Addis Ababaorganize IVD celeblation in Dire Dawa(500km from Addis) on 5-6 December to advocacy volunteerism all around Ethiopia!! We will open IVD Awareness Raising Campaign by SMS 75,000 text messages!!
- IVD in Jamaica: In Jamaica UN Volunteers, the UNDP and NGO Plant Jamaica joined forces with the Denham Town Community Development Committee to beautify a community space on November 24.
shakthi de silva (@shakthi721994)"volunteer for #GlobalGoals in #SriLanka !" #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #UNVSriLanka ! t.co/zniSIItS6D
Sanaa Kareem (@SanaKKareem)#IVD2015selfie with #Iraqi #youth #volunteer @UNIraq #Baghdad t.co/h4f3EnEXJu
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
- "I am a volunteer. Follow me!" Helping Hand, an organization promoting youth activism and volunteerism in Georgia, is organizing a day of community service on December 5 with various organizations across Tbilisi. Participants will volunteer at an organization for the day, then we will come together at the end of the day in an event to celebrate volunteers and volunteering. #IVD2015selfie #actioncounts
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
Cuso International Nigeria
Cuso International Nigeria Program Office in Calabar in Collaboration with Lead Inspire & Transform (LIT) and Project 2031 Nigeria successfully held its maiden 2015 UN International Volunteers Day by holding a seminar on the theme “Your world is changing. Are…Read more...
South Africa marked IVD 2015
IVD 2015 celebration was held in Kaalfontein, an informal settlement near Midrand. The organizing committee identified the NGO- Tswaranang Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Centre to partner with from the community of Kaalfontein which has many other NGOs. Tswaranang OVC is…Read more...
Todo por un cambio
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Be part of the change
Be part of the change in the community volunteering to support people living in your community distributing clothes to men, women and children living in the community caught in the cycle of poverty. Trippinz Care Mission Volunteers is a community…Read more...
200 volunteers serving children in Aracruz, Brazil
The International Volunteer Day 2015, was conducted in the municipality of Aracruz, Espirito Santo, Brazil, by GOTAIS NGO - World Reserve Fund for Water, with the full participation of 200 volunteers. They were served 64 needy children in the region,…Read more...
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