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 the Democratic Republic of Congo
Helping Hand (@helpinghandge)We got our volunteers to tell us why they volunteer for #IVD2015. #IVD2015selfie #IVDgeorgia #actioncounts t.co/HMNe2NKX3A
- We are sure that this movement has value and meaning! Let's do volunteering in order to make the future even brighter. #unvtanzania
Ivan Sidorenko (@IvanSidorenko1)#Syria #SyrianArabRepublican Everyday is Volunteer Day in Syria. #IVD #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie #سورية #سوريا t.co/eRVG7ckiDk
- Geoff Prewitt, Chief of the Development Programming Section (UNV Bonn) and Zelimir Mijic (UNV FU representative) participated in a number of events during the week of IVD in Bosnia and Herzegovina - both in Sarajevo and Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska. With UN Volunteer colleagues, we supported working with people with disabilities, street cleaning drives and other. We also participated in a wonderful volunteer gallery walk (Sarajevo) and Annual Volunteer Award Ceremony (Banja Luka). What a wonderful spirit of volunteerism that was shown - from all ages and genders and backgrounds - truly universal!
- 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
YouLeadNigeria (@YouLeadNigeria)IVD 2015. #IVD2015selfie #cusoivd2015 @Neddycool #actioncounts t.co/T3ThTsz62w
Tearfund: GoOverseas (@TearfundGo)Tearfund volunteers! Help us celebrate International Volunteer Day on 4 Dec. Tweet a selfie with #IVD2015selfie t.co/NZzeWHmn3T
Fatoumata CHERIFJournée Internationale des Volontaires -JIV 2015 Guinée-Conakry Par l'ONG FEDEP (Femmes, Pouvoir et Développement) ongfemmespouvoiretdeveloppement.com
LUIS ALONSO MARTINEZVOLUNTARIOS MODELO For second year in Mexico, Voluntarios Modelo held on IVD2015, adding to the global celebration to recognize the work of volunteers as promoters for development to achieve #Globalgoals. Across the country Grupo Modelo Foundation is promoting actions in more than 60 cities with 100 NGO's supporting environmental, education and community development causes. Voluntarios Modelo is present at IVD2015 Bringing People Together for a Better World. @voluntmodelo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfnJehGUF1c
Volontariat au Togo (@anvt_togo)Les volontaires nationaux togolais participent au changement. Et toi? #IVD2015selfie t.co/3lCh08ICup
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
- Happy IVD from UNV! #actioncounts
- Happy International Volunteer Day 2015!
Patricia Kormawa (@Komeh86)#IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie @VSONigeria with @UNDPNigeria @UNDP promoting volunteerism t.co/wv5VVbvLL5
- We volunteer for Soutomaior Library. Spain. Happy International volunteer day!
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!!
Bruno GolfettoSer Voluntário, é justamente Ser Humano nos dias atuais...
- We raise our voice until the day we see "the world we want"!
stephen lodziak (@Rhenaes)#IVD2015selfie #unvsrilanka t.co/PWKy8eTLWq
- 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.
Helping Hand (@helpinghandge)We got our volunteers to tell us why they volunteer for #IVD2015. #IVD2015selfie #IVDgeorgia #actioncounts t.co/mHgggLJ6CU
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
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
Blossom Trust (@BLOSSOMVNR)#IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie from Dayspring Home for TB&HIV affected children t.co/8Ks0KxYZ2j
UNV (@UNVolunteers)Pascal, who works as a carpenter with @MONUSCO is volunteering his skills for IVD. #IVD2015selfie #actioncounts t.co/jFG5EwI3fU
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)#IVD2015selfie campaign at University of Khartoum t.co/Y0v3QA5RZR
Maulina SariUNV programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development, and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers. “In celebrating IVD.. We are medical doctors invested in enabling the health sector for citizen engagement: in the development of health policies and supportive patient's right; in volunteer management and support; in measuring the impact of volunteering; and in knowledge building and knowledge sharing about volunteering and what it can achieve.” “We engage the will, the positive energy and the innovation of millions of people towards realizing SDG's and in building health cohesion, mutual understanding and the achievement of community- health centred goals.”
prakash koirala (@lightkoirala)After giving #financialeducation to #Gilrs and Children of #Nepal. #16Days4Women. #IVD2015selfie. @undp4youth t.co/2KNz4coRS8
NDAHIMANA GilbertTo be a volunteer,my choice to help my society and community!CaritasKigali.
Rupesh"Volunteerism transcends boundaries and cultures. It unites people with people, spirit of volunteerism brings peace and development".
Patricia Kormawa (@Komeh86)@funkylella supporting us here at @DMP_NG, raising funds to get children back to school #IVD2015selfie @UNVolunteers t.co/4Gwi76nDps
- 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
UNV Sudan (@UNV_Sudan)@MoneeraY is part of the change. Are you? Volunteer! #IVD2015Selfie #UNVSudan t.co/taGARnptsp
Día Internacional de los Voluntarios 2015
El 5 de diciembre, Día internacional de los Voluntarios, celebramos el voluntariado en todas sus vertientes; también rendimos homenaje a los voluntarios que contribuyen a aplicar los nuevos objetivos de desarrollo sostenible. A través del voluntariado, las personas pueden tener un impacto sobre la agenda de desarrollo sostenible movilizando e involucrando a sus gobiernos y comunidades. Para el DIV 2015, reconocemos la labor de los individuos que se implican como voluntarios ofreciendo su tiempo, energía y talento para cambiar el mundo por un futuro mejor.
Que mis acciones cuenten
Que mi área de trabajo también cuente
Y que mis acciones se reconozcan
En la campaña del DIV de este año, miles de personas nos mostrarán que las aportaciones de los voluntarios son inestimables y contribuyen a hacer del mundo un lugar mejor a través de respuestas a preguntas como: “¿Eres parte del cambio?”, “¿Aceptarás el desafío?”, “¿Estás list@?”.
Únase a esta campaña compartiendo sus historias y sus selfies aquí o en medios sociales junto al hashtag #IVD2015selfie en los días previos y durante el DIV, el 5 de diciembre, para completar el mapa mostrando cómo el voluntariado marca la diferencia para los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible.
Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, Ban Ki-moon
“Mientras procuramos crear la capacidad e impulsar la aplicación de la nueva agenda, las actividades voluntarias pueden pasar a ser otro poderoso medio para la aplicación de la agenda en distintos sectores. Las actividades voluntarias pueden contribuir a ampliar y movilizar a las sociedades y lograr la participación de las personas en los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible a nivel nacional. Además, los grupos de voluntarios pueden ayudar a adaptar la nueva agenda a nivel local proporcionando nuevos espacios de interacción entre los gobiernos y las personas orientados a la adopción de medidas concretas y susceptibles de aplicarse en mayor escala.”
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