Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
The Bloggers’ Lounge and volunteer charity VSO need your help to spread the word about International Volunteer Day.
International Volunteer Day recognises all individuals who have or are currently donating their time and volunteering.
Volunteering is an essential part of working towards ending poverty, and you can help us spread the word by doing one or even all of the following!
- Retweet the tweet in this post:
Happy #InternationalVolunteerDay Thank you to volunteers & supporters for doing extraordinary things to change lives pic.twitter.com/DfiCgBCXdn
— VSO UK () December 5, 2014
- Tell us and about your volunteering experiences. Whether you donate your old clothes, knit tiny hats or volunteer during your time abroad, blog or tweet what you are doing using #StepForward.
- Sharing VSO’S simple guide on 7 Ways to Make a Difference – including just charging your mobile!
Everything you do today to spread the word about International Volunteer Day is a way to volunteer.
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation and saw 3,624 volunteers make a difference in 35 developing countries last year. They also support over 60,000 community volunteers and 60 partner organisations to make the world a fairer place for all.
For 56 years, VSO has recruited educators, health-workers and IT specialists in the Philippines, Kenya, India and South Africa, as well as in the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK. VSO also have a programme specifically for 18-25 year old volunteers called International Citizen Service (ICS). This year saw 3,644 ICS volunteers from the UK in 112 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Find on Twitter or Facebook and let them know what you are doing to support volunteers around the world.