United Nations Volunteer programme in Sri Lanka is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.
WMO chose Volunteers for weather, climate and water as the theme for World Meteorological Day 2001 to give broader recognition and greater prominence to the contribution of volunteers to meteorology and hydrology
A recent study by Washington, D.C.-based Independent Sector found there are three top reasons:1. They feel compassion and responsible
2. They feel essential.3. Volunteering gives them a new perspective on their community.