International Volunteer Day is coming up soon on 5 December. This international celebration raises awareness of the important role volunteers play in responding to challenges facing the world.
This year’s theme is ‘Volunteers build resilient communities’ recognising their contribution to making communities more resilient against natural disasters, economic stresses and political shocks.
The campaign theme combines the recognition of volunteers with concrete evidence from the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) 2018. #IVD2018 focuses on the values of volunteerism through the appreciation of local volunteers, including the marginalised groups and women, who make up nearly 60 per cent of volunteers worldwide, and their impact on building #ResilientCommunities.
We encourage all volunteer managers and Volunteer Involving Organisations to take the time to recognise your volunteers. You can access resources here.