World Volunteers’ Day

Why Do We Celebrate World Volunteers’ Day?

In 1985, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided to mark World Volunteers’ Day on December 5 in order to promote volunteering works and benefits all around the world, and to enhance participation in volunteering programs. 123 countries, including Turkey, celebrate December 5 as World Volunteers’ Day.

To popularize and promote volunteering services, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 2001 as World Volunteers’ Year, and works and preparations in this respect became more important and accelerated.

World Volunteers’ Day is regarded as a crucial opportunity for notifying larger audiences about the concept of ‘volunteering’, for it to become a natural part of our daily lives, and for promoting it on local, national and global platforms.

In this respect, various events and celebrations are organized on World Volunteers’ Day to introduce, expand, support and motivate volunteering, and thus, motivate individuals to become more responsible towards the society they live in, to take action and become a volunteer, and share and appreciate knowledge and experience about volunteering.

 

World Volunteers’ Day for our Foundation

Our Foundation has contributed considerably to the development and experience of “Social Service” and “Social Responsibility” in Turkey to date. One of the Foundation’s targets is to work with volunteering staff, promote the concept of volunteering, and for the concept to be adopted, expanded and internalized in our society. World Volunteers’ Day is a great opportunity to emphasize the importance of this concept, highlight the responsibility and values it entails, and to thank our volunteers who give us strength and support.

 

While celebrating World Volunteers’ Day we try to

  • Motivate our volunteers,
  • Develop and improve their loyalty,
  • Let them know that we are aware of their contribution to our success,
  • Encourage the continuity of their support,
  • Ensure that they can see we have not forgotten them on a day that is devoted to volunteers who work for Non-Governmental Organizations.

TEGV – World Volunteers’ Day Celebrations

Our Foundation, established in 1995 and continuing its activities with the “volunteering” concept, has been celebrating and organizing events on December 5, World Volunteers’ Day, since 2003.


Activities we have organized since 2004 on World Volunteers’ Day:


  1. 2004

    5th of December celebrations at activity locations

  2. 2005

    1. 5th of December celebrations at activity locations

    2. Photo Exhibition; 'Gönüllünün Gözüyle Çocuk ve Gönüllük'

  3. 2006

    1. 5th of December celebrations at activity locations

    2. 'Gönüllülük ve Sivil Toplum' Pannel

    I. Meeting: "İmece'den Örgütsel Gönüllülük Kavramına Geçiş"

    II. Meeting: "Gönüllü Çalışmaların Bireye Katkıları"

  4. 2007

    1. 5th of December celebrations at activity locations

    2. "Toplumsal Gelişmede Gönüllüğün Rolü" Pannel

    I. Meeting: Aktif Sorumlu Yurttaşlıkta Gönüllülüğün Rolü

    II. Meeting: Bin Yıl Kalkınma Hedeflerine Ulaşmada Gönüllülüğün Rolü

  5. 2008

    1. 5th of December celebrations at activity locations

    2. "Gençlik, Gönüllülük ve Sosyal Sermaye" Araştırması

    3. "Gençlik ve Gönüllülük" Pannel

    I.Meeting: "Gençlik, Gönüllülük ve Sosyal Sermaye"

    II. Meeting: "Gönüllüğün Profesyonel Yaşama Katkıları"

  6. 2009

    1. TEGV Etkinlik Noktalarında 5 Aralık Kutlamaları

    2. "Gönüllülük ve Kazanımları" Araştırmasının Lansmanı

    3. "Yaşam Boyu Gönüllülük" Pannel

    I. Meeting: "Bir Yaşam Biçimi olarak Gönüllülük"

    II. Meeting: "Gönüllülük ve Profesyonellik"

  7. 2010

    1. TEGV Etkinlik Noktalarında 5 Aralık Kutlamaları

    2. "Gönüllülük ve Sürdürülebilirlik" Araştırması Lansmanı

    3. "Gönüllülük ve Sürdürülebilirlik" Pannel

    I. Meeting: "Sürdürülebilir Gönüllülük"

    II. Meeting: "Sürdürülebilir Gönüllü Programları"

  8. 2011

    1. 5th of December celebrations at activity locations

    2. "Dünya'da Gönüllülüğün Durumu" Araştırması Lansmanı

    3. Rapor üzerine değerlendirmeler için yuvarlak masa toplantısı

  9. 2012

    1. 5th of December celebrations at activity locations

    2. "Gönüllülüğün Yeni Yolları" Pannel

    I. Meeting: "Çevrimiçi Teknolojiler ve Gönüllüler"

    II. Meeting: "Gönüllü Hareketliliği"

  10. 2013

    1. 5th of December celebrations at activity locations

    2. "Görünmeyen Gönüllülük" Pannel

  11. 2014

    1. 5th of December celebrations at activity locations

    2. "Türkiye'de Gönüllülük Hakları ve Gönüllülüğün Yasal Çerçevesi" Pannel

    I. National Volunteer Committee Presentation

    II. Pannel: Türkiye'de Gönüllü Hakları ve Gönüllülüğünü Yasal Çerçevesi