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
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!!!!
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
Action Counts (@ActionCounts)Help your community the way I do. Volunteer! Hala Abushama, a young motivated volunteer in Sudan #IVD2015selfie t.co/ScNer76uPW
Marthe Fare (@Nounfoh)Edem, mobilise des candidats au volontariat chaque jr au #Togo. Il participe sauf changement. Et toi? #IVD2015selfie t.co/CtHQq09elF
Tearfund: GoOverseas (@TearfundGo)Tearfund volunteers! Help us celebrate International Volunteer Day on 4 Dec. Tweet a selfie with #IVD2015selfie t.co/NZzeWHmn3T
- IVD in Ethiopia Your world needs you. Will you take the challenge? Volunteer! www.facebook.com/unvethiopia
Action Counts (@ActionCounts)UN Volunteers volunteer for #GlobalGoals in #Mongolia. #IVD2015selfie w/ @UNVolunteers t.co/MDXnq1Tz0Z
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
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 in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- 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!!
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)We are Part of the Change. Are you? Volunteer! #IVD2015selfie #IVD2015 #ActionCounts t.co/xhknMjavYP
Nili Majumder (@NiliMajumder)"@UNVolunteers:Join our #IVD2015selfie campaign.Celebrate Intl Volunteer Day. #Sudan is part of the change.Are you? t.co/jHUsPe5szk"
Alex Omari (@alexomari1)I #LeadChange by providing Service to humanity #IVD2015Selfie #IVDKE2015 t.co/5iZUPvRBkZ
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”
Marie Sandra Lennon (@MarieSLennon)#IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #volunteer @UNBenin, coordinating & reinforcing @ONU_fr collaboration on v field - @undgdoco t.co/EhS4RPHA46
UNV in DRC (@UNVsintheDRC)Your world is changing. Are You? Volunteer! Local associations from DRC joined our #IVD2015selfie campaign t.co/d5XeoZZ7p0
Doctor Nyariki (@NyarikiDr)Love, care and humane gives a sense of selfmotivated dynamism in this life #LeadChange #IVD2015Selfie #IVDKE2015 t.co/ynljFOhfHY
- "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
Sanaa Kareem (@SanaKKareem)#IVD2015selfie with #Iraqi #youth #volunteer @UNIraq #Baghdad t.co/h4f3EnEXJu
Tearfund: GoOverseas (@TearfundGo)
Marie Sandra Lennon (@MarieSLennon)#IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #volunteer @UNBenin, coordinating & reinforcing @ONU_fr collaboration on v field-@undgdoco t.co/EnHxalFkVF
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)#IVD2015selfie campaign at University of Khartoum t.co/Y0v3QA5RZR
- 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
KARUGA (@karugakevin)I #LeadChange by volunteering for peace. #IVD2015Selfie #IVDKE2015 t.co/CccyF7mDbD
- Please raise your voice to change this world!
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 TeamWe volunteer for #globalgoals in #Bonn!
- 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.
VNU Ecuador (@VnuEcuador)Desde Ecuador promovemos el voluntariado para el desarrollo sostenible ¿Y tú? #ivd2015selfie #GlobalGoals t.co/87WKKpAwaa
Laura Fowler MassieWorking with woman and children to support army learning and healthy living. Sharing love and laughter with amazing people across the world.
Action Counts (@ActionCounts)Volunteer #actioncounts in Uzbekistan! #GlobalGoals also count. For you? Have your say, join #IVD2015selfie t.co/14k51QvRR0
- Happy Volunteer Day in Advance, for all the volunteers around the world, and thank you all for what we've done this year, all the work and the effort the touched our hearts and made us happy, we gained a lot of experience by volunteering everyday in our friendly healthy environment cities, we look forward to volunteering more and working towards a better world. Our land is green - Kuwait Volunteering Center Fuad Aljumah
Bruno GolfettoSer Voluntário, é justamente Ser Humano nos dias atuais...
- 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.
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)Moneera is part of the change. Are you? Volunteer! #IVD2015Selfie #UNVSudan t.co/OtpnG5hooM
- Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association (TURMEPA) will celebrate “International Volunteer Day” with 250 volunteers and the cooperation of Istanbul Bilgi University on 5th of December. On this day, TURMEPA will organize a series of events which will influence people to share information and take the first steps about sustainability of the marine ecosystem.
Victoria NungiWe all need to be able to do something positive for our communities without expecting a payment. # True spirit of volunteerism#
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
Volunteer inspiration from Brazil
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Raise your voice!
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Preserving Marine Life in Turkey!
Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association (TURMEPA) will celebrate “International Volunteer Day” with 250 volunteers and the cooperation of Istanbul Bilgi University on 5th of December. On this day, TURMEPA will organize a series of events which will influence people to…Read more...
IVD in Togo
L'agence Nationale du volontariat au Togo organise une activité de salubrité publique avec 2500 volontaires et une campagne de Selfiesn en plus d'un don de sang et des dépistages de VIH gratuitRead more...
Kuwait Volunteering Center wishes everyone a happy IVD!
Happy Volunteer Day in Advance, for all the volunteers around the world, and thank you all for what we've done this year, all the work and the effort the touched our hearts and made us happy, we gained a lot…Read more...
Get to know humanitarian work in Bolivia on IVD
Siembra Juventud Cochabamba en conjunto con la oficina de ONU Voluntarios en Bolivia estamos desarrollando un evento denominado El Festival del Voluntariado en el cual se reuniran a todas las organizaciones de voluntariado de la ciudad para organizar actividades y…Read more...
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