logo_eng_boldThis Saturday is International Volunteer Day (mandated by the UN General Assembly) which is held each year on the 5th December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts and celebrate volunteering in all its many forms.

The focus for IVD 2015 is to recognise the individuals who are engaged in volunteering their time, energies, and skills to change the world for a better future.  Every action, however simple, counts.  Join us in acknowledging people’s participation, engagement and voice, in shaping our communities and the world we want through the spirit of volunteerism.

Find out more at the IVD website and  check out the volunteering page on the DRCET website for information about how you can get involved locally.  We’d also like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers who help us out at DRCET and everyone who is involved in local groups and organisations, improving our local communities and making the world a better place.

Finally in the words of the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon: “As we mark International Volunteer Day, let us strive to make the most of the power of volunteerism to build a more sustainable world and a life of dignity for all.”


Some photos of our brilliant volunteers…thank you!