Muslim Aid Commemorates International Volunteers Day 2011
On the occasion of International Volunteers' Day on 5 December, Muslim Aid expressed its heartfelt gratitude to all its volunteers for their valuable services and commitment to the Charity. The commemoration of an international volunteers day provides an opportunity to civil society organisations and the voluntary sector to celebrate the achievements of millions of volunteers around the world who give their time and energy to help the needy.
A spokesperson for Muslim Aid said: "The continuous support we receive from hundreds of volunteers in the UK and overseas enables Muslim Aid to deliver our programmes effectively and efficiently to the victims of emergencies and disasters. Indeed it is because of the support and contribution of our volunteers that Muslim Aid has been able to successfully achieve its mission, vision and object of serving humanity. We encourage and provide volunteering opportunities to the youth in particular to enable them to contribute to national and international development programmes of Muslim Aid. We highly appreciate and deeply value the skills, dedication and commitment volunteers bring to this role."
Every year Muslim Aid acknowledges the work of its volunteers by organising an annual award ceremony. This year’s event, held in July 2011 recognised the significant contribution of Muslim Aid volunteers in fundraising, participating in events, managing projects and most importantly sharing the passion to help those in need.