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CULTURE | International Volunteer Day – Ideas for the classroom

Unleash the Power of Giving: Celebrate International Volunteer Day in your classroom with these practical suggestions to help you engage your students in World matters.

Volunteerism is a powerful force that brings people together and makes a positive impact on communities around the world. International Volunteer Day, celebrated on December 5th, is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of volunteers and promote the importance of volunteerism.

As a teacher, you can inspire your students to become active volunteers and make a difference in their local and global communities.

In this blog post, we’ll explore some creative ideas for celebrating International Volunteer Day in your classroom and engaging your students in the spirit of volunteerism, while deepening their knowledge.

Short history

International Volunteer Day is celebrated on December 5th every year. This day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985 as an opportunity to recognize the efforts of volunteers worldwide and to promote volunteerism as a means of promoting peace and development.

Resources for the classroom

If you are learning or teaching English, you might find the following downloadable resources useful. 

International Organizations - NGOs and IGOs

📑 Worksheet 💻 Presentation

Included resources:

  • Worksheet (Word + PDF)
  • Answer key (Word + PDF)
  • PowerPoint Presentation with animated answer key (PowerPoint compatible with Google Slides)

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