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Upcoming IVD 09 celebration - Environmental Youth Camp
01 December 2009

International Volunteer Day - 5 December

The International Volunteer Day (IVD) is a day for recognizing and honoring the efforts of volunteers worldwide.
It is also an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to showcase their contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and other national volunteering efforts.
This year, the global theme for IVD is “Volunteering for our Planet”, recognizing that climate change impacts us all and that tackling the problem requires the ingenuity and the participation of all people.

“Volunteering for our Planet”
An IVD celebration that responds to the call for conscious effort to promote a green environment with the participation of diversified group of volunteers from various volunteer involving organizations, students from universities and children from different sectors and including others who are interested in volunteerism.

Time: 13.00 – 16.30, Saturday 5 December 2009
Venue: Ha Noi Botanical Garden, 3 Hoang Hoa Tham street, Ha Noi

Activities: Thematic activities that cover topics like wildlife protection, the ocean, green transport and waste: 3Rs, global climate change, urban pollution; there will also be live music performances, fun games, volunteer information booths and displays.

Click here to download poster and brochure of the event (EN,VN)
A special IVD 2009 celebration where one could:
- Find out more about the range of volunteer opportunities, and volunteer work which you could get involved in
- Build your knowledge of environmental issues and find out what you can do to protect the environment
- Join fun games and other activities and win special IVD gifts
- Enjoy music performances by volunteers
- Get to know other local and international volunteers

Participants or visitors to the event are encouraged to use environmental friendly transport (public transport, walking or cycling) and will be eligible to take part in the “Green Transport Contest” at the event (with available proofs of using green transport on the day, eg. Photos or bicycle…) and win special IVD gifts!

Environmental Youth Camp is an International Volunteer Day event organized by local and international volunteer organizations in Ha Noi with the overall coordination by the United Nations Volunteers Viet Nam: SJ Vietnam, Korean Overseas Volunteers (KOV), Talking Green Club (TGC), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), Cycling for Environment (C4E), Volunteers for Peace - Viet Nam (VPV), Volunteer for Community Development (VFCD), Inclusive Development Action (IDEA), Make Dreams Come True, GoGreen, Action of for the City, and Viet Nam Federation of UNESCO clubs.
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