Special Days/Week Related to Volunteerism in Europe

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February

Started in 2001, Student Volunteering Week is celebrated throughout universities in the UK to inspire and enable young people to get involved in their communities. Site includes resources and a student-written blog.

2016:  22-28 February

usually last week of month

April

Microvolunteering Day is a unique opportunity for microvolunteering platforms, volunteer involved organisations & individuals to join together in a synchronised effort to demonstrate the empowering potential of the microvolunteering concept. It is primarily aimed at: 

  • engaging individuals in microvoluntering tasks
  • inspiring organisations to embrace the idea
  • stimulating discussion on the concept
  • sharing photos + stories via #Microday

June

StarUK's national week is always celebrated on 1-7 June in all four countries. 

November

UK event that has spread to other countries. "A Mitzvah, literally, is a commandment in Jewish law. However, it is often used to mean a good deed or an act of kindness and that is the basis for Mitzvah Day.  It is an integral part of Jewish life. "On Mitzvah Day, we give our time, not our money, to make a difference to the community around us. We introduce people to social action, to their neighbours and to local charities setting up projects which address real needs. Jewish led, we bring  people of other faiths, and none to volunteer side by side, with fun and laughter,  with our community,  to get to know each other."

November/December