International Volunteer Day 2023 – International Volunteer Day is observed annually on December 5 and is a celebration that marks the contributions of volunteers worldwide and identifies the impact of their selfless actions on communities and societies. This day is celebrated for Economic and Social Development which is also known as International Volunteer Day (IVD).
The day also acts as a reminder of the crucial role that volunteers who are playing in addressing global challenges, fostering solidarity, and promoting sustainable development.
International Volunteer Day – History & Significance
In 1985, the United Nations established Volunteer Day to offer an opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of millions of volunteers who dedicate their time, skills, and resources to make a positive difference.
The day also inspires people to commit to volunteer work, showcasing the transformative power of collective action in addressing pressing issues such as poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, and more.
International Volunteer Day 2023: Theme
International Volunteer Day 2023 Theme is “If everyone did…” The day demands participation and contribution from every individual.
The theme of International Volunteer Day 2022 is “Solidarity through volunteering “.
International Volunteer Day – Resolutions
The United Nations General Assembly notified in its resolution of 20 November 1997 that The year 2001 would be celebrated as the International Year of Volunteers (IV). IVY is considered a special year for improving the recognition of volunteers, and expediting their work in developing a network of communication. It will promote the advantages of voluntary service.