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Most of the content on this website, sourced from other organizations, is copyrighted material, the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. UNV and its partners are making such material available in its efforts to advance understanding of volunteerism. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

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Global Volunteer Update newsletters
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World Volunteer Web logo
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International Volunteer Day logo
The International Volunteer Day logo is available free to download and use for promoting and participating in the IVD campaign in accordance with the IVD logo guidelines.

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