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The tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10)
Volunteering and community engagement empower people to change the world from the grassroots up, especially when enabled by strong partnerships at every level.

It has been 10 years since the International Year of Volunteers in 2001, and through a General Assembly Resolution, the United Nations called for this anniversary to be marked in 2011 across the planet. 

During the anniversary Year, the wide range of partners and stakeholders  recognized the positive impacts of volunteering,  facilitated people’s contributions to peace and the Millennium Development Goals through volunteering, built and reinforced volunteering networks, and promoted the values and impact of volunteering.


20 February 2012
IYV+10 - the General Assembly Resolution 
New York, USA: On 5 December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/66/67 on marking the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.  Read article

The tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers may have concluded on 5 December 2011, but our mission to change the world through volunteering continues!

Visit to find out all you need about the Year, from the UN general Assembly Resolution to videos, brochures, downloads and more...

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