Date: 5 December
Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development, also known as International Volunteer Day, is observed on every year December 5.
UN General Assembly on December 17, 1985 decided to observe the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development on every year December 5. Also the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers (IYV) in November 1997.
Actions and Programs
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is observed by government organization, non government organizations, societies, institutions, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals with variety of activities and programs.
Different programs and activities on this day include rallies, voluntary services, voluntary community projects, voluntary programs, etc.
2016: Global Applause – give volunteers a hand
2015: Your world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!
2014: People’s Participation. Make change happen, volunteer!
2013: Young, Global, Active
2011: Volunteer Matters
2010: Share the Story: Volunteering for the MDGs
2009: Volunteering for our Planet