UNV Liberia held a very successful IVD event on 5th December, 2013 at YMCA Conference Hall, Monrovia. The Ministry of Youth and Sports, United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) and all other Volunteers Involving Organisations (VIO) and Youth Groups organized the event.
The event was graced by all dignitaries including Mr. Eugene Nagbe, Honb’le Minister, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr. Tamrat Samuel, His Excellency Officer-in-Charge, SRSG, UNMIL, Mr. Cleophas Torori, Deputy Country Director (Programmes), UNDP, Mr. Beyan Harris, President, National Youth Council, YMCA, Liberia and other dignitaries. The event achieved the spirits of volunteerism especially for youth’s involvement and active participation. The program was fully participated by Volunteers Involving Organisations (VIO), different organizations, UN agencies, youth forums, government counterparts, UN Volunteers etc. The event included the discussions from dignitaries, reading statements from UNV Executive Director, UNDP Administrator and UN Secretary General, photo exhibitions of ‘Youth in Actions’, ‘community clean-up contest’ & Art works drawn by children. It also arranged a musical show. The speakers underscored the contribution of voluntary actions especially from youth groups in advancing development process in Liberia.
Meanwhile, UNV Liberia also organized a sports activity on December 07 to mark IVD.

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On the 5th of December, the volunteers that write on Blogunteer.ro (a blog about volunteering) organized an outdoor event in order to promote volunteering and raise awareness regarding International Volunteer Day.

Together with volunteers from Poland (that came in our NGO, Young Initiative Association, through European Volunteering Service) we had prepared a polyester wall panel and invited people that were crossing the street to come over and paint.

They really enjoyed this type of interaction and told us that we managed to make their day really creative.

The event was called "Together we paint the story of volunteering" and was held in Universităţii square, in Bucharest, Romania.

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Girls and Young Women need a voice and Girlguiding gives that to them in so many ways. Being able to support them and help them through their difficult teenage years is an amazing thing to be part of so I am doing a charity challenge trek on the Inca Trail, Peru next year, despite suffering from Fibromyalgia, to raise funds for Girlguiding's Centenary Fund which helps girls and young women in the UK achieve things they didn't think they could due to financial, disability and other restraints. Together we can make a difference... www.justgiving.com/claire-moriarty

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I am a Girl Guide Leader at Lawnton District Girl Guides (just north of Brisbane in QLD Australia). Along with the other 6 leaders, we provide fun, learning, opportunities for community service and chances to have fun in the outdoors. We aim to help our girls and young women to become well adjusted, confident young women and able to contribute positively to both the local community and the wider world

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I volunteer for three organizations.

I volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada to help empower girls to reach their potential. I believe this organization can help girls find their strengths and how they can use their skills to make the world a better place.

I volunteer with my local Museum because I believe in community and preserving history for future generations.

And I volunteer with the Toronto International Film Festival because I believe in the arts and I love film.

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Les VIFs-Bénin (Volontariat International e la Francophonie) célèbre la Journée International des Volontaires 2013

Par Marlène et Todizara Sur invitation de France Volontaires, les Volontaires internationaux de la Francophonie se sont joints aux autres acteurs du volontariat au Bénin pour célébrer la Journée internationale des Volontaires 2013 sur le thème « Jeunes. Mondiaux. Actifs ».

Organisée conjointement par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement et le Service Volontaire de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi, autour du thème spécifique «Sensibilisation et reconnaissance des jeunes volontaires et leurs organisations », c’est au cours d’une cérémonie présidée par le Représentant du Ministre de la Jeunesse, des Sports et des Loisirs, à l’Amphi théâtre IDRISS DEBY ITNO, que les autorités en charge des questions de volontariat ont voulu témoigner et réaffirmer leur soutien à l’égard des jeunes qui, chaque année, sont de plus en plus nombreux à s’engager de manière désintéressée au service du développement des sociétés. Aussi, a-t-elle été l’occasion pour ces jeunes volontaires venus de près de 5 pays du monde, de montrer leur travail et leur réalisation au quotidien.

Marquée par des allocutions, des animations culturelles et une exposition, elle a donné l’opportunité aux Volontaires internationaux de la Francophonie affectés au Bénin et au Canada, de présenter le programme de Volontariat international, jusqu’ici très peu connu du public, et de répondre à diverses interrogations, sollicitations de ce dernier sur ce qu’est le Volontariat international de la Francophonie, son but, ses domaines et lieux d’interventions et sur les modalités de candidature.
D’une durée d’une heure et trente minutes, la cérémonie a pris fin avec une visite des stands et a rassemblé près de 300 volontaires issus de plusieurs organisations nationales et internationales dont Peace corps, la Coopération Japonaise JICA, VUN Bénin, Guides Bénin, Jeunesse Agents de Développement Durable (JA-DD) et l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

Célébrée tous les 5 décembre depuis l’Assemblée Générale des Nations unies du 17 décembre 1985, la Journée Internationale des Volontaires permet une reconnaissance à l'échelle mondiale du rôle des jeunes en tant qu'agents de changement dans leurs communautés.

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My hands and heart is a national volunteer initiative that aims to help unemployed youth on the path to employment through gaining skills and experience by volunteering at NGOs, NPOs and other social causes. Find out more at www.myhandsandheart.org

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The ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a call to action for youth aged 14 to 18 years to volunteer through a wide variety of exciting community initiatives. CTW is delivered by the Ontario Volutneer Centre Network in partnership with the Government of Ontario, Canada, and a network of 23 Volunteer Centres. In 2013, we successfully engaged over 38,000 youth to volunteer close to 170 000 hours! Get Involved & ChangeTheWorld via @OVCNyouth | #CTWyouth www.ctw.ovcn.ca

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I volunteer as a Beaver Scout and Cub Scout Leader in the Tameside South Scout District, Greater Manchester, England.

Amongst other Adult Leaders we provide fun and adventure for young people living in Tameside.

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TODA NUESTRAS ACCIONES LAS COMPARTIMOS POR AQUÍ: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NATIVE-OF-PERU/108609775834783?fref=ts Saludos desde Perú.

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