International Volunteer Day (IVD), originally known as International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development starting from 1985 is marked each year on December 5th). This is a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, successes and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector. 

International Volunteer Day 2016’s theme #GlobalApplause – give volunteers a hand, recognizes volunteers worldwide and all they do in making peace and sustainable development a reality.

Volunteers, this is your day! Enjoy, you deserve it.