Volunteers mobilized for IVD 2012

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The event was a success!

Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:01 Written by Guest in Lao People's Democratic Republic
The event was a success! Some 60 participants attended the event including DIC, IFA, Lao Women Union, Lao National University, UNDP, FAO, UNODC, JICA, KOIKA, VSO, AUSAID, French Volunteers, and British Embassy among many others. A total of 32 people donated blood (12 male and 20 female), respectively 32 units…

Blood donation marks the International Volunteer Day

Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:58 Written by Guest in Lao People's Democratic Republic
Vientiane, 7th December 2012 blood donATION MARKs the International Volunteer Day Lao Red Cross, Government partners, embassies, volunteer organizations, volunteers, Lao National University and UN officials celebrated the International Volunteer Day (IVD) on December 7th at the UN House with a blood donation under the theme ‘Volunteer Action Counts’. The…

‘Let adults earn and children learn!’

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:42 Written by Phil Sen in Cambodia
On International Volunteer Day, volunteers in green t-shirts hit the cities to spread a simple message: ‘Let adults earn and children learn!’ According the latest findings, there are several thousand children and youth working the streets of Phnom Penh and Cambodia’s other major centres such as Siem Reap. Many of…

The Second National Forum on Volunteerism and the IVD Fair in Phnom Penh

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:37 Written by Phil Sen in Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Hard policy met grassroots volunteering last week as Government, civil society and volunteers gathered at the Second National Forum on Volunteerism and the IVD Fair in Phnom Penh. From Cambodian Scouts, Red Cross and community volunteers to international NGO leaders, UN Representatives and cabinet ministers, about 500…

Celebration of IVD 2012 in Togo

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:09 Written by Guest in Togo
CELEBRATION OF IVD 2012 IN TOGO I am happy to be involved in IVD 2012 celbration in Togo for my action count to promote volunteering worldwide. I organised events to celebrate volunterism with the UNV Programme in Togo through various activities. The UNDP Representative in Togo and the minister for…

Celebrating volunteering in Ethiopia

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:08 Written by Guest in Ethiopia
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 In Ethiopia, the IVD was held in Harar city. The event was hosted by the government and was attended by the President of Harar Region, Mr Murad Abdulladi, the Head of the Bureau of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Ahmed Abdosh,…

Día Internacional del Voluntariado 2012 - Premiación II Concurso Solidario UPF Argentina

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 16:12 Written by Miguel Werner in Argentina
“Digamos juntos: ‘¡Gracias!’” Día Internacional del Voluntariado 2012 Premiación II Concurso Solidario UPF Argentina Bajo el lema “Digamos juntos: ‘¡Gracias!’” la UPF Argentina celebró el 5 de diciembre en la Embajada para la Paz (Tacuarí 202 – 8° Piso –Buenos Aires) el Día Internacional del Voluntariado 2012, una fecha establecida…

IVD celebrated in Islamabad

Monday, 10 December 2012 21:26 Written by Guest in Pakistan
I have attached a link to a radio programme that UN Information Centre produced about our UNV project in Pakistan to mark International Volunteer Day using audio files of partners, volunteers and beneficiaries that I collected during a field trip to Sindh province last month. The programme is in the…

Bangladesh – IVD 2012 Summary

Monday, 10 December 2012 21:16 Written by Guest in Bangladesh
BANGLADESH – IVD 2012 SUMMARY A Live Facebook Chat with an Online Volunteering Award Winner (2012) Dhaka, 2 December 2012: UNV Bangladesh hosted a live Facebook chat with Bushra Ferdous Khan (a graduate student from Bangladesh) who was one of the 10 award winners of the 2012 Online Volunteering Awards.…

Help Hurricane Sandy victims

Monday, 10 December 2012 17:13 Written by Guest in United States
Volunteered in Staten Island NY helping people clean up their homes after Hurricane Sandy with my Father and little sister.