International Volunteer Day is celebrated on December 5 around the world. This is an important day for all who daily contribute to society in any form! Only by joint efforts can we change the world for the better. Join if you are not already in the kindest and most merciful movement of the planet!
Volunteering appeared in Europe along with the Christian Church. Humanism and religion have walked side by side for centuries, inspiring them to selfless help to people in need in military and peaceful conditions. It was not tightly organized, and often even spontaneous – such a practice exists now when people help others in private.
In 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross was founded. Its appearance was preceded by wars, bloodshed, human suffering. Men and women did what they could – carried water, provided first aid, brought food. Years passed, and the organization outgrew the framework dictated by wartime: now the community is outside politics and state borders. In addition to the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the United Way, were popular in America.
Moments that will amaze. Volunteer work:
- teaches new skills, allows you to quickly adapt to emergency situations;
- helps to stay active at any age;
- unites like-minded people – people with a common worldview are gathered here;
- has a therapeutic effect – believe me, the case can turn your life for the better;
- allows you to understand life, reconsider priorities, find the meaning of existence.
How to celebrate
Find out about the events that are held in your city and take part in them! Become a volunteer or donate to charities. Watch documentaries or feature films on the topic.
When is International Volunteer Day celebrated in 2022?
International Volunteer Day is observed on December 5 each year.