Latest Events International Volunteer Day International Volunteer Day was founded in 1985 by the United Nations, with the intention of celebrating and recognising the power and hard work of volunteers around the world. Not only is this a time to thank our volunteers, but to also raise awareness, in an attempt to get more people interested in volunteering. The day is celebrated in a range of ways including, parades, parties and donations. What will you be doing on the 5th of December? Booking for this event has now closed.