Volunteers make the world a better place

Celebrating the positive impact of volunteers in Jordan

Abeer Allan
06 December 2021

What is the International Volunteer Day?

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is marked and supported by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program. On this day, organizations around the world celebrate and recognize volunteers and their selfless dedication to their communities, and their devotion to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local and international levels. 


Why celebrate the International Volunteer Day?

Volunteers across the globe work tirelessly on national and international levels to make the world we live in a better place, without waiting to get paid. They commit their time, energy, and efforts to acts of service to the needy and to the community.

Volunteers form an essential part of the world’s mission to eradicate poverty, disease, hunger, illiteracy, diseases, climate change, and achievement of the SDGs.


Why volunteer?

Simply put, when we volunteer not only we learn to selflessly build our communities, but we leave a positive impact for generations to come.

Volunteerism has benefits not only on the communities, but on individuals too:

  • Gaining new skills that will help in the professional life
  • Giving back to the community gives a sense of purpose and accomplishment
  • Volunteering boosts self-esteem
  • Networking and exposure
  • Increased chances of employment after volunteering

In addition to these benefits, The Hussein Bin Abdullah Volunteer Award has been announced and will be awarded to the best volunteers and initiatives.

Getting started on your volunteer journey with UNICEF

Volunteers are the backbone of different programs and activities held and executed by UNICEF-JORDAN and its partners. They put their energy and efforts to build a better future for all communities and refugee camps in Jordan.

There are endless ways that you can get involved and make a difference in Jordan, among them are the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) and Nahno Platform.


What is UNV?

The United Nations Volunteers Program (UNV) is an organization founded by the UN to contribute to peace and development around the world through volunteerism.

UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.

UNV works with partners across the globe to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism.

To apply for the UNV program:

Volunteer in your country | UNV


What is Nahno Platform?