JD Tan (@jerometheybid)Happy International Volunteers Day! #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/4kYxCFuxnI
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.
UNV BonnI support the SDGs! Happy International Volunteer Day from Bonn. #actioncounts
YouLeadNigeria (@YouLeadNigeria)IVD 2015. #IVD2015selfie #cusoivd2015 @Neddycool #actioncounts t.co/T3ThTsz62w
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.”
Bruno GolfettoSer Voluntário, é justamente Ser Humano nos dias atuais...
Hosain (@MdHosainBD)I am Part Of The Change . Are YOU ? Volunteer! #GlobalGoals #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/g5HH6VKHyz
Grupa Kobra (@GrupaKobra)Uživo sa #IVD2015 Celebrating volunteerism #IVD2015selfie #IVD2015Serbia #mladisuzakon #volontiranje t.co/FZm2IlvLak
Rupesh"Volunteerism transcends boundaries and cultures. It unites people with people, spirit of volunteerism brings peace and development".
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!
VNU Bénin (@vnubenin)Le monde a besoin de toi.Vas-tu relever le défi? Bénin, récolte du coton #IVD2015Selfie #actioncounts #UNVolunteers t.co/u5FRL3PJHz
Phu01b0u01a1ng u0110u1eb7ng“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Stay hungry, stay foolish. I'm ready!
Stella Adu/UNHCR-Reg. Rep-KinshasaUN Volunteers are making great impact in the operation's activities.We appreciate their service. Happy International Volunteer Day 2015!
Alexis/UNHCRHappy International Volunteer Day!
Action Counts (@ActionCounts)
UNDP Mongolia (@UNDPMongolia)UN Volunteers volunteer for #GlobalGoals in #Mongolia. #IVD2015selfie w/ @UNVolunteers t.co/se0fg8sO4F
- I volunteer for #globalgoals in Bonn!
NY (@ndobayves)Happy #IVD2015 to my Brothers and Sisters around the world especially in #Mali #JIV2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/YlznWXuO2u
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
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.
JAY SHAZ (@JayShaz_Artist)@ActionCounts " inspiration in action " @JayShaz_Artist #IVD2015selfie Happy being part of @UNVolunteers t.co/iUulDdTg0V
UNV in DRC (@UNVsintheDRC)Your world is changing. Are You? Volunteer! Local associations from DRC joined our #IVD2015selfie campaign t.co/d5XeoZZ7p0
Mladi istrazivaci (@MISVSS)Početak konferencije „Volontiranjem do socijalne transformacije“ #IVDSerbia #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/ZwPLHO1tjT
Marthe Fare (@Nounfoh)Aïcha, volontaire internationale de réciprocité depuis #Reims s'engage pour le développement et toi? #IVD2015selfie t.co/3odsZmPni4
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!!
Maroo7a (@Mara7__jo)مجموعات من المتطوعين يقومون بمناقشة قضايا مختلفة حول التطوع بيوم التطوع العالمي #actioncounts #IVD2015selfie t.co/B8GUmDl3g3
- 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
- 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
Volunteer group of UNHCR HungaryFourty staff members of have formed a volunteer group to celebrate the International UN Volunteer on 5th of December 2015. Together we went to the refugee reception centre in Bicske, Hungary and tried to cheer up the day of the asylum-seekers and refugees living there. https://www.facebook.com/UNHCRcentraleurope/?pnref=story Volunteer action counts!
UNDP Kosovo* (@UNDP_Kosovo)We #volunteer for #GlobalGoals in Kosovo #actioncounts #IVD2015selfie t.co/wpfLRA6VX0
- "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
- 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.
UN Volunteers in UNHCR TurkeyUN Volunteers in UNHCR Turkey are wishing a Happy International Volunteer Day!
Moazam Saleem (@moazamsaleem78)#IVD2015selfie t.co/AkiACf17L2
Emiliya AsadovaI'm volunteering for youth in the Asia-Pacific region! Are you? #IVD2015selfie
UNV (@UNVolunteers)Join us and @UNVSriLanka in promoting the #IVD2015selfie campaign! #IVD2015 is tomorrow! t.co/ekGHAc2GuW
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.”
IVD2015 stories and selfies
Cuso International Nigeria
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South Africa marked IVD 2015
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Todo por un cambio
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200 volunteers serving children in Aracruz, Brazil
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