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International Volunteering Day (5th Dec) – we want to hear from volunteers and promote volunteering

November 25, 2020

International Volunteers Day (IVD), is an international observance that was mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985. It is on Saturday 5th December 2020.

The COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan by the WHO identifies community volunteers as key stakeholders for risk communication and community engagement. This indicates the valuable and the great effort the WHO believes volunteers is doing during COVID-19. Yet, recognition is still not enough, especially when it comes to volunteers’ own well-being and access to health care.

The theme for this year is ‘Together We Can‘, so send us your experiences of volunteering or volunteers within your organisation and also a photo if possible. We will then publicise on our website and through social media to promote volunteering and to thank all those who volunteer.

It would be great to hear from volunteers:
  • Why did you volunteer?
  • What are the benefits of volunteering?
  • How would you encourage others to volunteer? 
Please send us a few words to answer these questions and also a photo if possible to: pulse@ocva.org.uk

Thank you

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