International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development - 05 December.

Also referred to as International Volunteer Day (IVD), December 5th celebrates people and organizations who volunteer their time and energy to improve the lives of others. Along with recognizing volunteers, this day also aims to invigorate volunteerism.

Every act of volunteerism is an act of kindness. It’s a way to pay it forward without expecting anything in return. It’s a gesture of peace and goodwill. Volunteers genuinely understand the saying, “it’s more blessed to give than to receive.” Have you ever wondered what our world would be like without volunteers? They often act as a voice for the voiceless. Volunteers lend a helping hand to those in desperate need. Volunteers keep charities and nonprofits going strong.

Besides helping others, there are other benefits of volunteering. Volunteerism is good for your health. Along with strengthening the body, volunteerism improves mood and lessens stress. People who volunteer even have a better chance of gaining employment.

There are 970 million volunteers throughout the world. Even though there are millions of volunteers, the world could always use more!

In 1985, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the resolution for International Volunteer Day. The day has provided opportunities for organizations, governments, foundations, and individuals to set and obtain goals and to recognize the efforts of volunteers from all walks of life.

Each year the U.N. chooses a specific theme that focuses on different aspects of volunteerism. 

International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2022 celebrates the theme of "solidarity through volunteering". This campaign highlights the power of our collective humanity to drive positive change through volunteerism.

Source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com


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