International Volunteers Day being observed in Nepal

With volunteering becoming more popular around the world, opportunities in every sector are becoming available in Nepal.

With countless opportunities, people find it difficult to know where to start looking and how to get involved. While starting the process, it is important to remember that volunteering can take many different forms. It can range from a single event or act of kindness to even a long-term participation. The best way to get involved, is join a friend that is already volunteering, or get a group of friends together and volunteer for a day.

This year’s event is being organized by volunteer organizations working throughout Nepal.

Awareness booths for sharing on volunteerism have been setup in Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur, according to the UN Information Center.

A collaborative event at Tribhuvan University in Kirtipur has been organized to raise awareness of volunteerism. The event is being run simultaneously with a blood donation, volunteer information booth and an “equalizer photo” event.

With events happening all over Kathmandu Valley, UNV in collaboration of other organizations, has mobilized over 100 volunteers in the following locations: Basantapur, Boudha, Exhibition Road, Jawalakhel chowk (in front of the zoo), Patan Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Kamal Binayak. These events are being held from 11:00 to 3:00 pm today with an aim to provide opportunities for people, particularly those often excluded, to concretely impact their own lives and play a constructive role in their communities by volunteering their time and skills, the UN Information Centre stated.

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