Volunteering Australia proudly supports International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December 2022, to raise awareness of the important role volunteers play in responding to challenges facing the world.
2022 Theme: Solidarity through Volunteering
IVD is a day to celebrate and promote volunteering. There are millions of volunteers in Australia and the contributions that they make to communities around the country are enormous. IVD is an opportunity to acknowledge, thank and shine a light on the important work of volunteers.
On International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2022, we celebrate the theme of solidarity through volunteering. For the future of our planet, we must act together and we must act now. This is not an era to stand alone but together, as one, in solidarity with each other. TOGETHER, ACT NOW, inspires people to take action now for people and the planet.
Encouraging, recognising, and promoting volunteerism is an important part of creating a more equal and inclusive future for communities worldwide.
Volunteers and volunteering have been impacted greatly by COVID-19 and now is the time to invest and commit to reinvigorating volunteering in Australia.
Volunteering Australia is leading the process for a new National Strategy for Volunteering, designed and owned by the volunteering ecosystem, it will provide a blueprint for a reimagined future for volunteering in Australia.
The 2023 National Volunteering Conference is being held on Ngunnawal Country, Canberra at the Australian National University from 13-14 February 2023. Join us as we come together to launch Australia’s first National Strategy for Volunteering in ten years. Ticketing is now open and early bird registration is available until Friday 16 December 2022.
You can personally thank your volunteers with gifts of gratitude. Visit the Volunteering Australia Shop to order high-quality gifts, designed to recognise and acknowledge our nation’s volunteers.
About International Volunteer Day (IVD)
International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.
Apart from mobilising thousands of volunteers every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to peace and development by advocating for the recognition of volunteers and working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming.
UNV coordinates International Volunteer Day on 5 December every year to recognise and promote the tireless work, not just of UN Volunteers, but of volunteers across the globe. Every day, volunteers dedicate time and effort to ensure the inclusion of those often left behind, drive climate action and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
General Key Messages
Together, we’re stronger.
Together, we create change.
Together, for the common good.
Together, we make a difference.
Together, we find solutions.
#TogetherActNow #IVD2022 #Volunteer!
Download International Volunteer Day resources
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