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 meetings for 2018 are at the Boys & Girls Club of Kingston, 1300 Bath Rd. (Frontenac Mall)
Wednesday 24 January
Screening Beyond Police Checks
Thursday, 22 February

LGBTQ and Inclusion in Volunteer

Wednesday 21 March
Volunteer Recognition
Thursday 26 April
Social Media in Promotion and Communication with Volunteers 
Wednesday, 23 May
Volunteer Management Courses and Certification Options


Key Dates

International Volunteer Managers Day, 5 November 2018


UN International Volunteer Day  5 December 2018


National Volunteer Week, 15-21 April, 2018


PAVR-O Conference,  3-4 May, 2018


VMPC Conference  30 May-1 June