International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD), mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on the 5th of December. This International Day is a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities, and the private sector.

IVD 2015, “Your world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!” starts a dialogue about how volunteerism is vital to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are challenging everyone to think about how they can make a difference in implementing the 2030 Agenda. On IVD 2015, we celebrate volunteers everywhere who are already making a difference in a changing world, showing the power of volunteerism to move towards sustainable development.

To celebrate IVD 2015, volunteers around the world organize their own events and in Zimbabwe this was done on 4 December 2015 in Harare. The venue was the Andy Millar hall at the Harare showgrounds were people converged to celebrate volunteer actions through music and discussions about Volunteerism as a social capital.