The United Nations has designated December 5th as International Volunteer Day. In the resolution from December 1985, the UN recognized that many volunteers "engage in volunteer service at considerable personal sacrifice." They also note that volunteering "is making an important contribution to socio-economic development activities."
The Junior League of Boca Raton has been offering our service to the City of Boca Raton and surrounding areas since 1971. This year JLBR members will contribute more than 35,000 volunteer hours & donate more than $250,000 to train volunteers, develop the potential of women & improve our community.
If you are planning on participating in any kind of volunteer activities on December 5th, leave a comment and let me know. This link has some ideas for things you can do. For example, you can participate in International Volunteer Day by taking a minute to "share your thoughts on a community website through blogging." So comment away! :) Leave a comment telling me why volunteering is important to you or describing a particular volunteer experience that has really stuck with you.