International Volunteer Day - December 5

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International Volunteer Day - December 5

The theme this year is ‘Volunteer for an Inclusive Future – E whai wāhi ai te katoa, kia tūao te tū’.

IVDay is an international event run by UN Volunteers and celebrated every year on 5 December. It champions the impact volunteers have in communities, nationally and globally.

The campaign theme for IVDay 2019 is focused around SDG 10 and the pursuit of equality – including inclusion – through volunteerism.

This IVDay is an opportunity for us all to promote volunteerism and to encourage decision makers to support volunteer efforts and recognise volunteer contributions to the achievement of an inclusive future. It also an opportunity to recognise volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals at a local, national and international level.

The theme for IVDay 2019 will specifically focus on:

  • Volunteerism empowering people to participate in their own communities and fostering inclusion
  • Volunteering promoting inclusion, diversity, non-discrimination
  • Volunteerism as a mechanism to reduce inequalities in society.

Learn more about SDG 10

Volunteer for an Inclusive Future! E whai wāhi ai te katoa, kia tūao te tū!