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10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10)
Launching Ceremony

  • To mark and celebrate the IYV+10, a launching ceremony was held on 29 March 2011 in conjunction with the special stamp "Volunteerism" issuance and the 2011 Give a Day, Get a Disney Day. The Hon Tsang Tak Sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for Home Affairs has kindly officiated at the Ceremony.

"Words of Love" Letter Campaign

  • With supported from the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), the Letter Campaign is to encourage Hong Kong residents to write message for Japan or to share their volunteering experience by writing letters. We hope that it may inspire more volunteering through the true volunteer stories. A "Thank You" note from celebrities include Mrs Rita Fan Hsu Lai Tai, Mr Charles Yang of The Hong Kong Community Chest, Mr Douglas So of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Mr Alan Tam of AVS Honorary Volunteer Ambassador, Ms Candy Chea of Hong Kong Volunteer Awardees Society and Mr J P Lee of the IYV+10 Steering Committee in Hong Kong will be posted to the volunteers who send in letters. Selected volunteer stories will have a chance be released at this web site and Hong Kong Celebrations Report and be posted at United Nations Volunteers (UNV) World Volunteer Web.

    Please write  your message to Japan or send  your letter to Agency for Volunteer Service on volunteer story by the "Volunteerism" stamp or ordinary stamp in not more than 500 words in English or 400 words in Chinese to AVS by 30 June 2011. Together with your letter, please provide us your full name, pen name (if any), daytime telephone number, email address and correspondence address.

IYV+10 Souvenir Cover and Souvenir Pack (Limited Edition)

  • A Special Stamp will be issued by The Hongkong Post on “Volunteerism” on 29 March 2011.  It symbolizes the HKSAR Government’s recognition of the contributions of volunteers and their spirit of selflessness.  The first-ever heart-shaped stamp is a perfect recognition of the spirit of selfless love shown by volunteers.

  • To tie with the special issuance of “Volunteerism” stamps, Agency for
    Volunteer Service (AVS) produces a IYV+10 Souvenir Cover and Souvenir
    Pack, which composed of a set of date-stamped “Volunteerism” stamps and
    a heart-shaped stamp sheetlet.   You are welcome to order as fabulous gifts
    to recognize your volunteer and as a valuable collection for yourself and friends.   ORDER NOW while stock last. 

2011 Give a Day, Get a Disney Day

  • To promote volunteer service, organized by Agency for Volunteer Service and fully supported by Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, volunteers who have completed 8 hours of service, will have a chance to receive a one-day complimentary admission ticket to Hong Kong Disneyland via their service organizations.  The program is now open for group enrollment till 1 December 2011. 

    Meanwhile, a “Best 10 Youth Projects” selection is launched in celebration of the IYV+10 and the “International Year of Youth (IYY)” in 2011. If you have a great and inspiring youth volunteer scheme, please submit entries!

Report Back Seminar of the international volunteer conference

Post Your Celebration Events, Service Photos and Videos here

  • To promote the spirit of volunteerism and to encourage volunteering, you are welcome to upload and share your IYV+10 celebration events, service photographs and videos locally and with people worldwide.

    Selected photographs and videos will have a chance to be released on this website and to be published in the Report of the IYV+10 Hong Kong celebrations released in 2012 and share on the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) World Volunteer Web.