UNV BonnI support the SDGs! Happy International Volunteer Day from Bonn. #actioncounts
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
Marie Sandra Lennon (@MarieSLennon)#IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #volunteer @UNBenin, coordinating & reinforcing @ONU_fr collaboration on v field - @undgdoco t.co/EhS4RPHA46
Chérif Fatoumata (@Fatiiche)#JIV2015, c'était le 05 Décembre 2015 #IVD2015selfie @ActionCounts ''Le monde bouge et toi?'' Deviens volontaire t.co/FzU7sOglhY
Victoria NungiWe all need to be able to do something positive for our communities without expecting a payment. # True spirit of volunteerism#
|محمد بافضل| (@M_BAFDHEL)Shabab Al-Hussainy Volunteering Team has been celebrated #IVD2015 in Ghail Ba Wazir! #IVD2015selfie #actioncounts t.co/LtYqGqgYU5
CEV (@VolunteeringCEV)#IVD2015selfie @VolunteeringCEV waiting to know the #EVCapital 2016 & 2017 Winners- celebrating #volunteers & VIOs! t.co/CPqQ8D594s
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!!!!
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
Tearfund: GoOverseas (@TearfundGo)Tearfund volunteers! Help us celebrate International Volunteer Day on 4 Dec. Tweet a selfie with #IVD2015selfie t.co/NZzeWHmn3T
Nili Majumder (@NiliMajumder)Happy International Volunteer Day! #IVD2015selfie #actioncounts t.co/ctvMy9Efr7 via @ActionCounts
VNU El Salvador (@VNUElSalvador)
Nili Majumder (@NiliMajumder)"@UNVolunteers:Join our #IVD2015selfie campaign.Celebrate Intl Volunteer Day. #Sudan is part of the change.Are you? t.co/jHUsPe5szk"
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.
- 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
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
ADAM BASHAHelp the world to be all of us in safe
Shelley Whiting (@shelley_whiting)"I volunteer for #GlobalGoals in #Srilanka ! #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #UNVSriLanka t.co/gOXOa202Tw
Marthe Fare (@Nounfoh)2400 volontaires nationaux prêtent serment aujourd'hui à Lomé #IVD2015selfie t.co/iiMJxdC1Qb
Patricia Kormawa (@Komeh86)Star volunteer here @DMP_NG supporting us on #IVD3015 #IVD2015selfie @UNVolunteers #back2schoolcampaign t.co/ilUdNWlVTI
Marthe Fare (@Nounfoh)Le monde bouge. Et nous avec. Depuis Lomé nous sommes engagés. Vas-tu être du reste? #IVD2015selfie #GlobalGoals t.co/inoe9zig2s
- Word has power. If we keep repeating it, it will be "real".
Mubashir NajibWorking as a online volunteer for UNDESA Survey 2016 had a greater impact on my professional life. Interaction with people from around the world knowing there culture, practical approach, and communication with them was a wonderful experience for me. It is only you who can make a difference in changing people's life. So be the part of this world.
- 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
PraxisPraxis is an organization who works with volunteer since more than 10 years. We are focus to Humans Rights we promote and make differents events on this way!
- 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.
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
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.
- I volunteer for #globalgoals in Bonn!
- "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
shakthi de silva (@shakthi721994)"volunteer for #GlobalGoals in #SriLanka !" #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #UNVSriLanka ! t.co/zniSIItS6D
UNVUganda (@unv_uganda)Be part of the change ... volunteer to achieve the #GlobalGoals #IVD2015selfie t.co/y4vtGFj8AO
Marthe Fare (@Nounfoh)Au #Togo, je participe au changement en encourageant chaque jour les jeunes aux volontariat. Et toi? #IVD2015selfie t.co/YDb2a7vF2K
Emiliya AsadovaI'm volunteering for youth in the Asia-Pacific region! Are you? #IVD2015selfie
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.
Volontariat au Togo (@anvt_togo)Omar Agbangba, Directeur général de l'ANVT s'engage pour le développement. Vas-tu être du reste? #IVD2015selfie t.co/ASgjcUzKvF
Mauro Puzzo”I am both humbled and honored to be able to volunteer, to be a part of an effort that enables even the most vulnerable people to gain access to justice. While what we are individually doing can seem so small we must not forget that — as the saying common to so many cultures goes — it’s the small drops that make the mighty ocean.” Mauro Puzzo (Italy), UN Youth Volunteer Legal Officer in the Gambia
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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