04 December 2008 - 07 November 2008
Viet Nam - IVD events
In Ha Noi, the International Volunteer Day 2008 celebration will be a two-part event, one being the eco-tour on Thursday 4 December and the second the official launch of the Viet Nam Volunteer Information Resource Centre (VVIRC) at the volunteer fair with various activities on Sunday 7 December 2008.
The slogan for this year is “Volunteering! Connect to Share” with the objectives of: launching 'Strengthening Capacity of Viet Nam Volunteer Information Resource Centre (VVIRC) for Promoting Volunteerism for Development’ project; promoting volunteerism for development, particularly raising awareness of volunteer contributions to Viet Nam's socio-economic development; stimulating more people to become volunteers; and creating a fun gathering for volunteers.
An eco-tour will be carried out by several volunteer groups on 4 December in Ha Noi to promote the use of green transport among citizens. Cyclists will convey the messages on environmental protection and to encourage the use of public transportation.
The launch of VVIRC will be the key event for the IVD fair on 7 December at a university in Ha Noi. There will be a series of activities such as: exchanging information regarding volunteerism in information booths, a culture exchange corner, a volunteer photo exhibition, fun games and competitions, a music performance by volunteers and students, activities supporting self-help groups of people living with HIV for income generation, drawing corner for children, and 'How much do you know…?' – a corner to raise community awareness on some certain issues .
UNV Viet Nam in cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and volunteer organizations such as VSO, VPV, KOICA, SJ Viet Nam, AVI and TGC, as well as several universities in Ha Noi… is preparing for this mega event.
IVD celebration in Ho Chi Minh City
This year the main objectives of IVD day in Ho Chi Minh City are to thank volunteers for their contributions, to raise awareness about volunteerism, and to inform people about volunteer opportunities. The celebration, coordinated by Education for Development (EFD), will be held in Hoang Van Thu Park in the morning of 6 December.
The event is an opportunity for local and international volunteer involving organizations to highlight and thank volunteers for all their contributions. It will be a morning of celebration, information and fun activities. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to come together and share their experiences and for people interested in volunteering to become aware of volunteer opportunities.
The morning’s activities will involve games, quizzes, performances, interviews with outstanding volunteers, roleplays showing examples of volunteers work and questions and answers on volunteerism. Tents will be set up in the park where volunteer involving organizations will display their work and inform people on how they can become a volunteer.