International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is celebrated each year on 5 December.

IVD is a chance for volunteer-involving organisations and individual volunteers to promote their contributions to development at local, national and international levels.

IVD was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly through Resolution 40/212 on 17 December 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society organisations have successfully joined volunteers around the world to celebrate the day.

IVD acknowledges volunteerism in all its facets with a range of events as diverse as volunteers themselves. It pays special tribute to volunteers working to implement the new sustainable development goals. 

Join us in recognising the individuals who are engaged in volunteering their time, energies, and skills to change the world for a better future.