Yarra Trams Community Partnerships
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

International Year of Volunteers 2001


Monday, 31st July 2000 at 1:07 pm
Staff Reporter
There can hardly be a nation without volunteers! That’s the thinking that has led the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers. The aim is that more people everywhere…

Monday, 31st July 2000
at 1:07 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
International Year of Volunteers 2001
Monday, 31st July 2000 at 1:07 pm

There can hardly be a nation without volunteers! That’s the thinking that has led the United Nations General Assembly to proclaim 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers.

The aim is that more people everywhere will offer their services as volunteers and that volunteer programs receive increased resources and facilities.

But this International Year of Volunteers is not just about talking up volunteering in 2001…there’s work to be done now. The first thing to do is logon to the web site and register your organisation as wanting to get involved. Go to www.iyv2001.org. The site has everything to get started, what to do, guidance notes and news of what everyone else is doing around the world.

The UN Volunteer program is coordinating the preparations and activities from its Bonn headquarters. The web site is very easy to use and it operates country by country.

Australia has already registered 55 volunteer opportunities and 29 partner organisations. There are already a number of volunteer events listed including a school poster competition campaign in Canberra and an international Volunteering Conference in Melbourne in October in the lead up to 2001.

The Federal Government has designated the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services, Community Branch as the coordinating body and focal point for IYV 2001 activities in Australia.




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Tags : Volunteering,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Volunteering: The ultimate act of kindness

Andrew Cairns

Tuesday, 16th July 2019 at 7:30 am

How volunteering developed Lachlan’s career

Contributor

Monday, 1st July 2019 at 7:30 am

Are we thinking about volunteering all wrong?

Ebony Gaylor

Tuesday, 25th June 2019 at 8:44 am

POPULAR

Who earns the most in the social sector… and why?

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 10th July 2019 at 5:32 pm

Communal living touted as answer to Australia’s housing problems

Maggie Coggan

Tuesday, 9th July 2019 at 8:17 am

Espresso Martinis and Impact
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!