International Volunteer Day (IVD) originally and still known as international volunteer day for economic and social development (December 5) is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible- at local, national and international levels.
This day was founded on the values of solidarity and mutual trust, volunteerism transcends all cultural, linguistic and geographic boundaries. By giving their time and skills without expectation of material reward, volunteers themselves are uplifted by a singular sense of purpose.
Online Volunteering Award (OVA) is an online Volunteering service connects development organisations directly with online volunteers who can provide services and advice over the internet. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme presents this award to online volunteers or teams of online volunteers or teams of online volunteers who have made exemplary contributions to peace and development through the internet. The purpose of the award is to recognise online volunteers contributions towards achieving the sustainable development goals, to showcase the many ways in which online volunteers can strengthen the capabilities of organisations and to demonstrate the difference volunteers can make to peace and development projects by sharing their time, skills and expertise over the internet.
The UNV Online Volunteering Award presents an opportunity for both, online volunteers and organisations, to bring their online volunteering experiences and good practices to the attention of a global audience. All winners are featured in the stories section of the UNV online volunteering service website.
TO ALL THE TROOPS WHO ARE WHOLE HEARTEDLY VOLUNTEERS IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, KEEP IT UP
THANK YOU FOR WORLD MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.