Every day, millions of individuals across the planet engaged in development initiatives through volunteer actions both large and small in order to improve conditions for others and for themselves, their families, and communities. Individual and collective action has a major impact on peace and development. Volunteer action is pivotal to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and will be even more decisive for the impact 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). It pushes for the ability and right of people to participate in their own development. By integrating volunteers into the objectives and activities of partner organizations, Local and National ownership of growth and transformation process is fortified.
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 SDGs to end poverty, fight inequality and justice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The SDGs also known as the Global Goals, are Universal, Inclusive, and a Bold Commitment to People and the Planet. Volunteerism intrinsically rooted in Goal 17, yet mobilizes people to leverage collective action and engagement across all Goals.
Creating enabling environments for volunteerism stimulates civic engagement and participation in local governance. Volunteers are playing an invaluable role in development, linking institutional and national initiatives with community action and with people on the ground. They have involved in the planning of programs and projects, the work to bring them to fruition, and the final steps of monitoring and evaluation. Community volunteers can strengthen regional cooperation and can build trust between diverse communities and peoples.
SHAPE cordially invites the volunteers/jobseekers across the globe who are interested in the above SDGs of the UN.