Kate McMaugh, Editor, ISSTD News
“Volunteers build Resilient Communities”. This is the slogan for the UN International Volunteer Day in 2018. It certainly is true. Communities with a strong volunteer culture are happier, stronger, more connected, more resilient.
This is why December the 5th is International Volunteer Day. This international day, developed by the United Nations, celebrates volunteers who strengthen communities. To quote the UN on International Volunteer Day:
“It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector” (http://www.un.org/en/events/volunteerday).