Current Volunteers

Global Citizenship Programme

You will be contacted by your Global Citizenship Officer to remind you of key International Days and give you ideas as to how you might want to mark them. Marking at least one International Day whilst overseas forms part of your One Awards Foundation Year in Global Volunteering and Citizenship. Be as creative as you can be and remember to tell us about what you are up to!

Key International Days

January 20th World Religion Day
January 25th Burns’ Night
February 6th UNICEF Day for Change
February 20th World Day for Social Justice
February 21st UNESCO International Mother Language Day
February 23rd Fair Trade Fortnight
March 8th International Woman’s Day
March 20th Francophone Day
March 20th International Day of Happiness
March 21st World Poetry Day
March 22nd World Day for Water
April 7th World Health Day
April 15th World Art Day
April 18th International Day for Monuments & Sites
April 22nd World Earth Day
May 3rd World Press Freedom Day
May 15th International Day of Families
May 21st World Day for Cultural Diversity
May 21st Anti-Racism Day
May 25th Africa Day
June 5th World Environment Day
June 12th World Oceans Day
July 18th Nelson Mandela Day
August 9th International Day of Indigenous People
August 12th International Youth Day
September 5th International Day of Charity
September 8th International Literacy Day
September 15th International Day of Democracy
September 21st International Day of Peace
October 5th World Teachers’ Day
October 16th World Food Day
November Blog Posting Month
November 11th Remembrance Day
November 14th-18th International Education Week
November 20th International Children’s Day
November 30th Saint Andrew’s Day
December 1st World Aids Day
December 3rd International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 5th International Volunteers’ Day
December 10th Human Rights Day
December 18th International Migrants Day

Looking for inspiration?

Watch the videos to discover how some of our recently Returned Volunteers celebrated International Days while overseas…

International Day of Peace

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Rosie Hazeldine | Nepal 2014/15

World AIDS Day

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Joe Wright | Swaziland 2014/15

International Women’s Day

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Zara Elmi | Senegal 2014/15

World Earth Day

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Meenakshi Parmar | Cambodia 2014/15

World Religion Day

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Matt | India 2014/15

“Many universities recognise that volunteering programmes provide participants with valuable skills and experiences that will help them succeed in higher education. UCAS encourages students to include information about volunteering activities in their personal statements. We include specific reference to Project Trust and the Foundation Year in Global Volunteering and Citizenship in our guidance.”

Mary Curnock Cook, CEO of UCAS

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