As an appreciation for voluntary engagement the United Nations (UN) have proclaimed December 05, 2016 as the International Volunteer Day. Since 1986 the International Volunteer Day compliments people who do work without payment and supports this habit. Organizations use this day to solicit their work and inform the public about their efforts, goals and work.
The International Volunteer Day supports a unique topic each year but the aim is always to win more people for voluntary work. These people's work is valuable for every society because people grow together as a community and skills shortage can be balanced. Especially community services depend on volunteers and such services are a valuable experience also for the volunteers as they learn about things they maybe don't get in touch with during their actual career.