Volunteer Recognition Day

Quick Facts

2021 Date20 April 2021
2022 Date20 April 2022
Volunteer Recognition Day

Volunteer Recognition Day History

Volunteer Recognition Day seeks to recognize and honor those individuals who dedicate themselves to helping others. This day aims to increase awareness about volunteers and all the work they do for others. It encourages everyone to volunteer to help their communities and those in need of assistance. According to the UN, there are about 970 million volunteers around the world.

Volunteer Recognition Day was started in 2015. It is observed annually on 20 April.

Volunteer Recognition Day Facts

  • According to data.ncvo.org, about 19 million people volunteered through a group or organisation at least once in 2019.
  • About 12 million people volunteered at least once a month in the UK in 2019.
  • According to helpguide.org, volunteering can help connect people with one another, help bring fulfillment in life, and help advance careers.

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