- 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.
Voluntarios Verdes (@VoluntarioVerde)En México y con Voluntarios Verdes, Actuar como #Voluntario Cuenta. #IVD2015 #actioncounts #IVD2015selfie. t.co/ckmoo1gTUn
Greenpeace Africa (@Greenpeaceafric)BIG shoutout to Douglas, an amazing #Volunteer in #Kenya. THANK YOU, you're an inspiration! #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/LbxwCgxWIS
VolunteersKL (@volunteersKL)"Volunteerism is universal and it is a way of life" Salleh #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/uv5xmVpbar
María Peña“I might just be one ordinary UN Volunteer but I’ve learnt everyone has a role to play and you never know how wide your positive impact can be. I got to see first-hand how our efforts empowered the local community with emergency response and resiliency knowledge.” María Peña (Dominican Republic), national UN Volunteer
Ana M. CeperoVoluntariado es la oportundad de ser y hacer comunidad. Estamos diseñados para vivir en colaboración. El voluntariado además nos permite crecer como seres humanos y como profesionales. Junto a otros, he podido contagiar la relevancia de ser voluntarios en proyecto de: alcance comunitario, misiones, artes y juventud. Por que las acciones cuentan, hoy saludo y honro a quienes como yo son fuerza en el lugar donde les ha tocado estar y en aquellos a los cuales se han movilizado.
- We volunteer for SDGs! #actioncounts
Mauro Puzzo (@mauropuzzo)If you can change one person's life, you change the world. Human Rights Officer UNMISS @ActionCounts #IVD2015selfie t.co/hMTrY7nv5r
Volunteer Toronto (@VolunteerTO)Our #GrassrootsGrowth Outreach Coordinator @LourozMercader becoming the character he is! #IVD2015selfie t.co/ulp6cjK8Al
- 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
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.
NDAHIMANA GilbertTo be a volunteer,my choice to help my society and community!CaritasKigali.
Fabio"I think the way I can help the society and create an impact on people is volunteering". #actioncounts
Volunteering MacarthurVolunteering Macarthur held a morning tea for local volunteers on 25-11-2015 to celebrate the hours they have contributed the the 3 local government areas of Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly. The day was a great success in sharing stories and spreading the message to others about the importance of volunteering to support not for profit services.
Phu01b0u01a1ng u0110u1eb7ng“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Stay hungry, stay foolish. I'm ready!
Volunteer Toronto (@VolunteerTO)Crazy #YouthAmbassadors fooling around at the photo booth! #IVD2015selfie t.co/mMTJkXD0gk
- "Volunteering with UNV has been a great way to learn more about the incredible work that UNV. It is a wonderful way to stay connected to the worldwide issues and learn about people and environment. I had an opportunity to work on design projects of UNV, and it a was lovely experience and a chance to participate to make the world a better place to live in. I would like to summarize that volunteering is a way to convert passion into action and make it an inspiration for others“ #IVD2015selfie - M. Junaid Abbasi
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.
Action Counts (@ActionCounts)I volunteer to eliminate stigma & discrimination to end #AIDS by 2030 in #Uzbekistan #GlobalGoals #IVD2015selfie t.co/ZE1xpWGivV
Tearfund: GoOverseas (@TearfundGo)
- 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.
211 Wood Buffalo (@211wb)#IVD2015, December 5, reminds us to recognize volunteers #actioncounts Post photos w/ your experience #IVD2015selfie t.co/vHXIARvaWB
Alexis/UNHCRHappy International Volunteer Day!
Diamond Suma (@diamondsuma)“Volunteerism is an ingredient to achieving the SDG. “ #IVD2015selfie #sierraleone @ureportSL @RDSierraLeone t.co/CXYIXUl0K3
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)Amina bint wahab students taking a selfie with the #SDGs. #IVD2015selfie #IVD2015 #UNVSudan t.co/2sIG3ff5pe
- Supporting volunteerism and SDGs in Bonn!
Enja Sæthren”Despite all my grief for the situation the earthquake has caused, I feel privileged to be here in Nepal, being able to make an impact.” Enja Sæthren (Norway), UN Youth Volunteer in Nepal
- We raise our voice until the day we see "the world we want"!
Ivan Sidorenko (@IvanSidorenko1)#Syria #SyrianArabRepublican Today is International Volunteer Day #IVD #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #سورية #سوريا t.co/eWxI5CtzVI
- 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
UNV BonnWe are trying to make the world a better place! #actioncounts
Volontariat au Togo (@anvt_togo)2500 volontaires nationaux prêtent serment à l'occasion de la journée internationale des volontaires #IVD2015selfie t.co/SKfHqeW3Bq
Fundaciu00f3n Sattva5 de Diciembre. Día Internacional del Voluntario. Somos muchísimas personas que apoyamos la labor de #FundaciónSattva, aportando tiempo, talento, alegría y sobretodo amor y honor por el prójimo. En escuelas públicas compartimos Clases de Yoga, Promoción de Participación Ciudadana, Educación para La Paz, Desarrollo Humano, son algunas de las actividades con las que colaboramos para co.crear juntos un mundo mejor. #IVD2015selfie #actioncounts #FundaciónSattva
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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