Promoting Professional Volunteer Resource Management

international vol dayInternational Volunteer Day is celebrated every year on December 5th.

 The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (IVD) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly through Resolution A/RES/40/212 on 17 December 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society organizations have successfully joined volunteers around the world to celebrate the Day on 5 December.

IVD offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels - to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.Over the years, rallies, parades, community volunteering projects,environmental awareness, free medical care and advocacy campaigns have all featured prominently on IVD.

These events are led by IVD national committees comprising partners from the UN system, governments, civil society organizations (including national and/or international volunteer involving organizations) and committed individuals. 

Some IVD committees also include representatives from the media, academia, foundations, the private sector, faith groups, and sports and recreational organizations.

please click here to go to the official International Volunteer Day website

Monthly Meeting Dates

  • Meetings start at 9 A.M. unless otherwise noted
  • All regular meetings for 2020 are at the Boys & Girls Club of Kingston, 1300 Bath Rd. (Frontenac Mall)
Thursday 16 January
Planning for Volunteer Orientation and Training
Wednesday 12 February
Engaging Volunteer Mentors: Opening Doors & Building Community
Thursday 26 March
Using Technology
Wednesday 15 April
Taming the Overwhelm Dragon
Thursday, 21 May 
PAVR-O Conference Updates









Key Dates

International Volunteer Managers Day  5 November, 2020


UN International Volunteer Day  5 December, 2020


National Volunteer Week  19 - 25 April, 2020


PAVRO Conference 13 - 15 May, 2020 in Toronto


VMPC  Conference 8-10 June, 2020 in Saskatoon