Ivan Sidorenko (@IvanSidorenko1)#Syria #SyrianArabRepublican Everyday is Volunteer Day in Syria. #IVD #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #سورية #سوريا t.co/yYiyiLjXmG
Maroo7a (@Mara7__jo)مجموعات من المتطوعين يقومون بمناقشة قضايا مختلفة حول التطوع بيوم التطوع العالمي #actioncounts #IVD2015selfie t.co/B8GUmDl3g3
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
UNV BonnWe are trying to make the world a better place! #actioncounts
UNHCR Somalia UN VolunteersWe, UNVs in UNCHR Somalia operations have been supporting the Somalia team in various units like operations data management, protection, and programme management. Work environment in high risk operations like Somalia is very challenging and we volunteers are very happy in bringing change in the daily lives of Somali people.
Nili Majumder (@NiliMajumder)Join us, the world and @UNVsintheDRC in promoting the #IVD2015selfie campaign! t.co/lkHvysrqS0 via @UNVolunteers
UNVColombia (@UNVColombia)@UNVColombia celebra el #IVD2015 junto a @InkaMattila @PnudColombia y se une a la campaña #IVD2015selfie t.co/STDw0mLwBJ
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.
- 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
Action Counts (@ActionCounts)Help your community the way I do. Volunteer! Hala Abushama, a young motivated volunteer in Sudan #IVD2015selfie t.co/ScNer76uPW
M. Junaid AbbasiParticipated in UNV Design projects! @ActionCounts " inspiration in action " @JayShaz_Artist #IVD2015selfie Happy being part of @UNVolunteers
- 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.
Victoria NungiWe all need to be able to do something positive for our communities without expecting a payment. # True spirit of volunteerism#
Suzanne Seider (@seiderjps)I volunteer at @CookChildrens! #IVD2015selfie t.co/yCTldiSBpW
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.
Bruno GolfettoSer Voluntário, é justamente Ser Humano nos dias atuais...
Bicharo Gure”Work doesn’t know if you are male or female! Can I replace a wheel single handedly? Check. Can I drive a truck? Check! . . . When I was young, my father did not want me to go to school. I did my high school studies in hiding, with my mother’s help. I wanted to learn a new skill that I knew was going to help me in my life afterwards. Volunteering as a mechanic is a dream come true.” Bicharo Gure (Kenya), UN Volunteer Mechanic in the Democratic Republic of Congo
UNV BonnI support the SDGs! Happy International Volunteer Day from Bonn. #actioncounts
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.
Volontariat au Togo (@anvt_togo)2500 volontaires nationaux prêtent serment à l'occasion de la journée internationale des volontaires #IVD2015selfie t.co/SKfHqeW3Bq
Askal Tilahun”Volunteering at a refugee camp has helped me to grow on both a professional and personal level. I like the personal contact because this way, we try to make sure no one falls through the cracks. As much as I am here to serve others, I actually find that these women and everyone at the Dzaleka refugee camp are the true inspiration."Askal Tilahun (Ethiopia), UN Volunteer Associate Community Services Officer in Malawi”
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
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
- We raise our voice until the day we see "the world we want"!
UNMAS (@UNMAS)Meet Nadège Porta, one of @UNMAS @UNVolunteers in #Colombia. Happy Intl Volunteer Day! #IVD2015selfie #IVD2015 t.co/uUtkijNf1G
- I have most awarness in education area, because when I was a child I couldn't get a good education, as the tuition to get it was expensive. So, right now, I try to give free education to the children around my house. I started to build a little school inside my house and find donations to provide the children with books and stationary.
MarQuiTos Loves (@MarquitosHD)#DIV2015 #IVD2015selfie #Agenda2030 t.co/3vB022nsMr
VNU El Salvador (@VNUElSalvador)
- Volunteers based in Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu, celebrated International Volunteer Day with a picnic. Volunteers attending were from Australia, New Zealand and Japan, working in Health, Education, Tourism, Communications, Fisheries, and Agriculture.
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)Amina bint wahab students talking a selfie with the #SDGs. #IVD2015selfie #IVD2015 #UNVSudan t.co/bduH0lGWSW
Flag Day Fundraising for Girl Guides Association4.5 yr Viktoria volunteered to fundraise for Hong Kong Girl Guides Association by selling 'flag' stickers on the streets of Causeway Bay to the public.
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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