The United Nations declared December 5 as the International Volunteer Day in 1984 to observance to promote volunteerism throughout the world. This day offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible at local, national and international levels.
The International Volunteer Day is marked by many non-governmental organizations, including Red Cross, Scouts and others. It is also marked and supported by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV). As a volunteer organization SCI celebrates IVD every year to recognize its volunteers’ contribution to promote peace and social justice.
As part of observation of this year’s IVD 2015, SCI Bangladesh organized a Blood Donation program with the technical support from Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Blood Center, Aurongazeb Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka and Day Long Camp in Khalia, Rajoir, Madaripur where Volunteers repaired the village road and road side cleaning. Students from local school were also participated in the IVD camp.