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Celebrate International Volunteer Day!
14 October 2009

Volunteers, this is your moment.  Celebrate International Volunteer Day 2009!

IVD offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to concretely show their contributions to peace and development. Over the years, rallies, parades, community volunteering projects, environmental awareness, free medical care and advocacy campaigns have all featured prominently on IVD.

Recognizing the crucial role volunteers' play in addressing environmental issues, the United Nations Volunteers programme is urging everyone to adopt "Volunteering for our Planet" as a theme for this year's IVD. Together with UNEP's 'Seal the Deal', the campaign aims to gather the number of volunteering hours and report this at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (7-18 December) in Copenhagen.

Visit Volunteering for our Planet. Register your volunteer work and commit your number of volunteering hours.

Remember, every action makes a difference. Every hour counts.

Download promotional tools for IVD and Volunteering for our Planet.

Plan your IVD activities.

Share your IVD ideas, events and resources.