UN International Volunteer Day

5 Dec 2019 12:01am to 11:59pm

UN International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) – (December 5) is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions – at local, national and international levels – to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

“Founded on the values of solidarity and mutual trust, volunteerism transcends all cultural, linguistic and geographic boundaries. By giving their time and skills without expectation of material reward, volunteers themselves are uplifted by a singular sense of purpose.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Stay tuned for more information on this year’s celebration of volunteering.



Volunteer Stories

Through the lens

Through the lens

Like many people who come to New Zealand I arrived with many dreams.