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 – a billion volunteers globally bring communities together. It is volunteers, showing up and stepping up, who become global citizens and advocates for the shared human future of this planet.
The United Nations celebrates the value of volunteers around the world through International Volunteer Day on 5 December. International Volunteer Day 2016’s theme #GlobalApplause – give volunteers a hand – recognises volunteers worldwide and all they do in making peace and sustainable development a reality. We recommend viewing their UN Volunteers website for an impressive list of resources and a social media toolkit for thanking volunteers.
Volunteering Tasmania will be celebrating International Volunteer Day through the launch of the 2017 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards – Tasmania’s only state-wide volunteer recognition program. The launch is being co-hosted by Sarah Courtney, MP, who is the Parliamentary Secretary advising the Premier on volunteering matters. The launch will also screen a new Southern Cross television commercial encouraging all Tasmanians to nominate their favourite volunteer, volunteer program or volunteer manager.
For media enquiries on the 2017 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards please contact firstname.lastname@example.org