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If you have an idea or a cause that you want to bring awareness to and raise funds around, there are lots of great online tools to help get you started… Read more
14 June is World Blood Donor Day: a special day dedicated to celebrating and thanking voluntary non-remunerated blood donors. The O Project supports blood donation as part of its Life after Death initiative.
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the focal point for International Volunteer Day (IVD), and provides many resources on its World Volunteer Web to help both volunteers and voluntary organisations make the most of the Day.
Included is an IVD Tool-kit with resources organisations can use to customise their own IVD publications and media relations. Organisations are invited to report their IVD activities to the UNV via the World Volunteer Web, so that these activities can be promoted on the web to UNV’s global audience.
In its 2001 resolution, the United Nations General Assembly called on “governments, with the active support of the media, civil society and the private sector, to observe 5 December, IVD, and to include activities focused on following-up on the achievements of IYV”.
For more information visit the International Volunteer Day website.
Today is ‘CSV Make a Difference Day’, the UK’s biggest day of volunteering in the community. It encourages people to try volunteering for one day, giving their time rather than money to make a positive contribution to their local areas.
Over 120,000 volunteers took part in 4,000 innovative activities across the UK for CSV Make a Difference Day 2006. Individuals turned wasteland into playgrounds, teddies were knitted for hospitals, students arranged tea parties for older people, sports clubs held training days for disabled people, and charities used the day to help recruit new volunteers!
Now in its 12th year, CSV Make a Difference Day hopes again to involve over 120,000 volunteers in more than 5,000 activities this October.