“Founded on the values of solidarity and mutual trust, volunteerism transcends all cultural, linguistic and geographic boundaries. By giving their time and skills without expectation of material reward, volunteers themselves are uplifted by a singular sense of purpose.”
– UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
A movement that was born 93 years ago, International Voluntary Service (IVS) is built on the foundations of solidarity. From post-World War II reconstruction efforts to tackling disarmament and human rights issues, its rich history has been made possible thanks to people who wish to give back.
This December 5th marks the International Volunteer Day (IVD), as designated by the United Nations since 1985.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers, past and present, for their remarkable contributions to the social development sector in India. We have had the privilege of working with close to 10,000 of them over the past 13 years of our organization’s history, and with each passing year, we continue to witness the transformation that volunteering brings to a person.
This year, we invite everyone to celebrate the spirit of volunteering through our International Volunteer Day Campaign. JOIN US!
We are asking the question: ‘What does volunteering mean to you?’
We are asking it to: the general public, volunteers, our staff and our friends.
We will capture these impressions and put them across our blog, our Facebook page and on Youtube.
How you could contribute to the campaign
- Answer the question ‘what does volunteering mean to you?’. Is it a way of giving back? Is it a journey you’ve embarked on, that has led you on a different path? Is it about understanding different cultures and learning about how to live a life differently?
- Upload* your answer on our Facebook page along with a picture you feel is appropriate. We encourage youto do so between December 5th to December7th, though itis not restricted to these dates. The link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FSLindia
Here is what our President and Director have to say about volunteering:
So what does volunteering mean to you? Tell us, we would love to know! Post your responses here:
*Please note: any inappropriate comments, responses and/or pictures will be hidden or deleted from the Facebook page. Through this campaign, we wish to celebrating the rich history of volunteering, and will therefore only allow such responses as are respectful.