Responding to International Volunteer Day 5/12: Launching Contest “I volunteer”

31/10/2023 - 05:10

Celebrating the 33rd International Volunteer Day, Humanitarian and Life E-newspaper in collaboration with the C.P. Vietnam organizes the competition “I volunteer” to honor and record the moments of meaning of individuals who are deeply involved in community activities.

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (5/12) was launched by the United Nations in 1985, to create an opportunity for volunteers and individual volunteers can showcase their contributions – at local, national and international levels – to the achievement of the MDGs.

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Vietnam Red Cross Volunteer Network was established in August, 2018

International Volunteer Day is celebrated by many non-governmental organizations, including the Red Cross, Scout Association and other organizations. International Volunteer Day is valued by volunteer spirit, devotion, enthusiasm and solidarity, through the mobilization of volunteers for the development and promotion of the participation of all. An opportunity for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to advance their contribution to local, national and international development.

In Vietnam, right after the August Revolution, a volunteer movement has appeared, the first can be referred to as “Rice saving jar,” where every one saves rice to help those who are hungry.

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Volunteers in the Red Cross Volunteer Network are trained on first aid knowledge, skills, event planning skills, community development project planning, case management skills. fast response, image management skills and network communication.

In 1950, the first youth volunteer team of 215 people was formed in the Viet Bac War Zone. Since the country was completely unified in 1975, especially since the renovation, economic development of many components, the implementation of open policies, the volunteer movement has developed and diversified.

As a result, the movement has attracted more and more people. The content of the movement has been extended to all areas of economic and social life and focused on urgent tasks such as demining, reclamation and construction of new economic zones. , afforestation, environmental protection, hunger elimination and poverty alleviation, cultural and economic development in deep-lying and remote areas, eradication of illiteracy, assistance for the disabled, orphans. For many young people, volunteerism has become an indispensable part of life. Helping others, sharing a difficult part with those who need help is a beautiful act of the youth.

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Celebrating the 33rd International Volunteer Day, Humanitarian and Life E-newspaper in collaboration with the C.P. Vietnam organizes the competition “I volunteer” to honor and record the moments of meaning of individuals who are deeply involved in community activities by sharing the story, the experience of each person on different paths to bring love and warmth of humanity.

RULES OF WRITING “I VOLUNTEER”

1. Participants: Youth, members, officers, members, volunteers, and people who have volunteered throughout the country regardless of their age; Being Vietnamese or foreigners living and working in Vietnam who are interested in, loved and attached to volunteer activities for the community.

2. Time of organization: From November 11 to December 5, 2018

– Time for submissions: From 11/11/2018 to 30/11/2018.

– 02/12/2018: Announcing the results

– December 5, 1818: Award handover the International Volunteer Day at the Vietnam National Convention Center (Pham Hung Street, Me Tri Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi)

Theo BBT (baonhandao.vn)

Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa

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