The United Nations designated December 5 as International Volunteer Day since 1985.
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.
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:
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
Let’s help celebrate the vital contributions of volunteers all over the world, encourage others to become volunteers on December 5!