Calling all our Volunteers - Today is YOUR day
Our volunteers make an extraordinary contribution to the invaluable work that we do. All without being paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.
International Volunteering Day
In 1985, the United Nations declared 5 December as International Volunteer Day, to formally recognise the millions of people around the world who participate in volunteer activities and make visible their contributions on the local, national, and international levels.
In particular, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) are today recognising the great work young people do in and around the community. In responce to this year’s International Volunteer Day, Executive Coordinator of the UNV programme, Richard Dictus, has shared this message:
“Today we celebrate and recognize that young people are ready to tackle challenges and are increasingly acting as transformational agents of change in society. All over the world, they are calling for institutions to be responsive, not just to their own needs, but to national or global concerns - and providing the energy, creative ideas and determination to drive reform. The global rise in prominence of young people has been accelerated by the rapid advances in technologies, connecting them across geographical, social, religious, gender, and economic barriers.”
All of us here at The Hampton Trust would like to personally extend our heart-felt thanks and appreciation to all of our volunteers, past and present, who dedicate their time, energy, and passion to us in many different ways.