Kindness Advent Calendar: December 5, 2023 (Day 5)
Welcome to Day 5 of your Kindness Advent Calendar! Throughout December, we will provide you with your daily act of kindness through our Kindness Advent Calendar! Come and celebrate the holiday season as we are kind all December long.
International Volunteer Day is on December 5 annually.
It's a day that recognizes the efforts of volunteers in transforming their societies, economies, and environment. Today, members of the public focus on issues of concern in their communities.
The goal is not just to get others to volunteer for one day but to change people's mindsets, attitudes, and behaviors so they become agents of change and work as partners to build a better world. In this world, sustainable human development and a spirit of equity underpin all interactions with one another.
Donate to a volunteer organization
Donations help volunteer organizations fund their operations. Donate money on International Volunteer Day to support vulnerable groups and frontline workers with essential services.
Get involved in volunteer work
Take an active role in volunteering in your community this holiday season—volunteer at organizations such as United Way of Pueblo County. Feel free to share pictures or videos of your efforts online with #InternationalVolunteerDay to raise awareness and inspire others to do the same.
Read the World Volunteerism Report
The State of the World's Volunteerism Report (S.W.V.R.), published by the U.N., is produced every three years. It keeps track of volunteer efforts worldwide and the gains made from these contributions.
"Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else's help."~ Heather French Henry