International Volunteer Day 5 December. Click here to learn more.


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International Volunteer Day is an international event held annually on 5 December.

The theme this year “Volunteer now for our common future”. Let’s encourage everyone, including decision-makers and citizens, to get involved in solving problems for people and the planet.

What will you do to mark the day? Share your ideas #IVDay21

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