International Volunteer Day
Jackson, Bill, UNESCO Courier
EACH year since it was established on the initiative of the United Nations Volunteers Programme (UNV) in 1985, International Volunteer Day has been celebrated in at least ninety countries to honour the millions of volunteers all over the world who give their time to help their fellow human beings.
At a point when the trend in many countries is to cut back on social services they once provided, international, national and local volunteer organizations in both the North and the South are playing a vital role.
In one developed country--Australia--the New South Wales Volunteer Centre describes volunteers as "the people who deliver meals, serve at school canteens, raise funds …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: International Volunteer Day. Contributors: Jackson, Bill - Author. Magazine title: UNESCO Courier. Publication date: December 1993. Page number: 44+. © 1984 UNESCO. COPYRIGHT 1993 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.