Jasmin and ElinaPromoting Environment and Social Inclusion in Serbia
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.
Dr Hernan Rodriguez OsoriaEs para mi un orgullo contribuir a la diminución de la mortalidad materna en Guinea Bissau. Ayudar en la formación de médicos jovenes garantizará el futuro y desarrollo de este maravilloso pais... Cero muertes maternas!!! Sí se puede!!!!
UNVUganda (@unv_uganda)Be part of the change ... volunteer to achieve the #GlobalGoals #IVD2015selfie t.co/y4vtGFj8AO
MarQuiTos Loves (@MarquitosHD)#DIV2015 #IVD2015selfie #Agenda2030 t.co/3vB022nsMr
AegisArgentina (@AegisArgentina)Sumate a la movida mundial de celebración del Día Internacional del Voluntariado #IVD2015selfie Dar es recibir! t.co/puzFgbrsUW
Victoria NungiWe all need to be able to do something positive for our communities without expecting a payment. # True spirit of volunteerism#
VolunteersKL (@volunteersKL)"Volunteerism does not significantly determine who we are but what we do" Yusof #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/2vBppWm1UD
UNAMI (@UNIraq)On #IVD2015, we honour volunteers in #Iraq & everywhere! #IVD2015selfie t.co/CBjVbRrWLv
Voluntarios Verdes (@VoluntarioVerde)¡Hoy es el Día Internacional de los Voluntarios! Felicitamos a todos los #voluntarios. #actioncounts #IVD2015selfie t.co/0hCukUzuIL
Patricia Kormawa (@Komeh86)@UNVolunteers @ActionCounts volunteering our time to get children back 2 school #IVD2015selfie #GlobalGoals #SDG4 t.co/4eDMUnTqdA
Shelley Whiting (@shelley_whiting)Pleased to join @SubinayNandyUN as we volunteer for #GlobalGoals in #srilanka #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #UNVSriLanka t.co/obBCCO6egx
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
Rupesh"Volunteerism transcends boundaries and cultures. It unites people with people, spirit of volunteerism brings peace and development".
YouLeadNigeria (@YouLeadNigeria)He's proud to be a volunteer!! #ivd2015selfie #cusoivd2015 #actioncounts #2031nigeria @omodollarpor @CusoIntl t.co/ydERc9ybGZ
UNV BonnI support the SDGs! Happy International Volunteer Day from Bonn. #actioncounts
Action Counts (@ActionCounts)Happy International Volunteer Day! #IVD2015selfie t.co/TedBzlG5Ct
Laura Adams (@LMAdams6)Girl Scouts planting baby trees on International Volunteer Day! #MTSGreen way #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/wjimNo5zy3
UNV team BangkokInternational Volunteer Day #IVD2015 is a day to recognize & celebrate volunteers around the world on 5 December & everyday #actioncounts We volunteer for Disaster Risk Reduction, Youth, and Social Services in Asia. Are you? Volunteer!!
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.
- 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
- 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.
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)Sadig, is part of the change. Are you? Volunteer! #IVD2015Selfie #UNVSudan t.co/p996zjEmXi
Stella Adu/UNHCR-Reg. Rep-KinshasaUN Volunteers are making great impact in the operation's activities.We appreciate their service. Happy International Volunteer Day 2015!
Laura Fowler MassieWorking with woman and children to support army learning and healthy living. Sharing love and laughter with amazing people across the world.
Irina and GustavoWe work to make SDGs a reality!
UN Volunteers in UNHCR MaliUN VOLUNTEERS ACTION FOR PEACE IN MALI #IVD2015selfie Happy IVD from UNHCR Mali!
- Supporting volunteerism and SDGs in Bonn!
VNU El Salvador (@VNUElSalvador)Limpiando el Parque Cuscatlán en #ELSalvador con el @imj_ss y @GlasswingSV por el #DIV2015 #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/ao9RCmZVR3
Grupa Kobra (@GrupaKobra)Uživo sa #IVD2015 Celebrating volunteerism #IVD2015selfie #IVD2015Serbia #mladisuzakon #volontiranje t.co/FZm2IlvLak
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.
Uygun ShadikhodjaevYour world is changing. Are you? Volunteer. #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)Salah, believes the world is changing. He is a Volunteer! Are you? Volunteer! #IVD2015Selfie #UNVSudan t.co/mwT7TYpfTK
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.
- 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.
Ivan Sidorenko (@IvanSidorenko1)#Syria #SyrianArabRepublican Today is International Volunteer Day #IVD #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #سورية #سوريا t.co/jjrZKBHXme
VolunteersKL (@volunteersKL)"Volunteerism helps build characters." Rizal #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/KtRATDmrbV
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
Todo por un cambio, nunca es tarde para empezar.Read more...View the embedded image gallery online at:
Ser Voluntário, é justamente Ser Humano nos dias atuais...Read more...View the embedded image gallery online at:
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...
See all your stories