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IVD poster
The United Nations proclaimed 5 December as International Volunteer Day (IVD) in order to highlight the contributions volunteers make to social and economic development.

To help promote the Day, UN Volunteers produced a poster to be downloaded and modified for local needs. The image used in this poster is composed of over 1,000 volunteer photos which were collected during the International Year of Volunteers 2001.

Depending on your plans for 5 December, you may prefer to choose an existing volunteer day slogan, adopt one that relates to a particular event, or use the UN Volunteers' poster slogan, "Find yourself".

This poster can only be used for events and activities related to IVD. It may NOT be used for the purpose of self-promotion, or obtaining any commercial or personal financial gain, nor may it be utilized in any manner which implies UN endorsement of the products or activities of a commercial enterprise.

The poster is available in Adobe PDF format which can be easily modified and printed with a free copy of Adobe Reader. Following the example to the right, just open the file, type a slogan in the slogan bar and add details to the bottom bar. If you have the text selection tool on, you will not be able to add text. When you print the poster, you can select 'fit to page' which allows you to print the poster on standard letter size or larger paper. If you want to add your logo to the poster, you will need to modify the poster with professional graphics software or add it to a hard copy printout.

UN Volunteers would appreciate receiving a copy of any IVD posters you produce. Please send a copy by post to:

United Nations Volunteers
Communications Unit
PO Box 260 111
53153 Bonn

If you have a small digital copy, please send it by email to


IVD poster
You can read the poster guidelines (PDF 177k) (fr) (es)  and download the graphic (PDF 639) file. Right click on the link and select 'save as'.