Since 1985, The United Nations has designated December 5 as International Volunteer Day.
This international observance day celebrates the power and potential of volunteerism. It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer-involving organisations to raise awareness of, and gain recognition for, the contribution they make to their communities.
Together with other organisations such as UN Volunteers, we are orchestrating a round of #GlobalApplause to recognise all volunteers everywhere and the contribution they make.
Want to get involved?
It can be as easy getting the word out through your social media, email or website.
Here are some images you can use across any of these avenues:
IVD 2016 logo
IVD 2016 email banner
IVD 2016 web banner (various sizes)
If you’re going to use social media – remember to use the following hashtags:
#GlobalApplause & #IVD2016
& show your applause via the actual emoji – !
Also, to help us connect your posts & tweets include us in your message by including our relevant handles:
Facebook : @thecentreforvolunteering
If you’re into more tangible options – here are posters for your to download and print:
IVD 2016 A3 pdf poster (editable) / IVD 2016 A3 pdf poster (non-editable)
IVD 2016 A4 pdf poster (editable) / IVD 2016 A4 pdf poster (non-editable)
Let’s help celebrate the vital contributions of volunteers all over the world, encourage others to become volunteers on December 5!