International Volunteers Day 2020 Celebrations
On IVD 2020, UNV Sri Lanka recognised and appreciated the thousands of volunteers and frontlines responders across the country for their efforts during COVID-19 pandemic in line with the theme ‘Together We Can Through Volunteering.’ In the run up to IVD, UNV featured a series of articles authored by youth and volunteer organisations, academia, WHO and UNV on volunteerism, showcased volunteer stories in the COVID-19 responses, hosted a series of webinars together with partners.
Frontline Functionaries during the COVID-19 Pandemic
In 2020, as the COVID 19 pandemic spread across the world, volunteers were at the forefront of medical, community and societal responses.
The COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan of WHO identifies community volunteers as key stakeholders of risk communication and community engagement. This encapsulates the value-add volunteers are making to COVID-19.
On IVD 2020, UNV welcomed this opportunity to underline the significant role of volunteers during COVID-19 and their efforts in COVID-19 responses and recovery.
Throughout the campaign leading up to the IVD 2020 celebration, we thanked volunteers worldwide and also shed light on the difficulties and needs of volunteers during the pandemic. Showing the impact of volunteers in their communities during this crisis, we delivered our message of ‘Together We Can Through Volunteering’ across the country.
Call for Volunteer Stories in COVID-19 Response
In celebrating IVD 2020, UNV Sri Lanka and WHO Sri Lanka recognised and appreciated frontline functionaries and volunteers across the country for their actions and commitment in supporting COVID-19 prevention efforts. UNV showcased inspiring stories from individual volunteers, Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) through a social media campaign and a video to celebrate IVD 2020.
International Volunteer Day 2020 Highlights
International Volunteers Day 2020 Articles