International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

Every day thousands of people are volunteering, online or on-site, in the service of others and to contribute to peace and development. International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions at local, national and international levels. Events include discussion-point videos and social media engagement. The UN General Assembly proclaimed this Day in its 1985 resolution A/RES/40/212.

Volunteering makes important economic and social contributions, contributing to a more cohesive society by building trust and reciprocity among citizens. It can be both challenging and rewarding and require you to use your skills in a new context. You can also transfer useful knowledge while gaining a greater understanding of the issues affecting other people.


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide.

Through the UNV Online Volunteering service, volunteers can take action for sustainable human development by supporting the activities of development organizations over the Internet.

For information about how to become an online volunteer and about the UNV Online Volunteering service, visit the Online Volunteering service website.

Join us in recognizing all volunteers’ commitment!
CRCD Team!