International Volunteer Day 2016’s theme #GlobalApplause – give volunteers a hand, recognizes volunteers worldwide and all they do in making peace and sustainable development a reality.
Volunteers are committed advocates of making the world a better place. From local community volunteers to those on the frontline of natural disasters, volunteers are quintessential to humanity – the billion volunteers globally bring communities together. And the world is not only changed by people who share the volunteer spirit, volunteers, showing up and stepping up, become global citizens who highlight our common human future on this planet.
Through this campaign, we are orchestrating a round of #GlobalApplause to recognize all volunteers everywhere and the contribution they make. While «giving volunteers a hand», we also encourage everyone who has not yet volunteered to join in and take part!