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Commemorating dedication and impact: Muslim Aid’s Message on International Volunteers Day

On the occasion of International Volunteers Day, Muslim Aid’s trustees and staff expressed their sincere appreciation and gratitude to its volunteers in the UK and overseas for offering their valuable time and commitment to serve humanity. This day provides Muslim Aid, as well as other NGOs, the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution and achievements made by the millions of volunteers of charity around the world who selflessly give their time, resources and ideas to support the needy.

A spokesman for Muslim Aid said: “Our volunteers are instrumental in the successful planning and implementation of the vast array of programmes and disaster and emergency campaigns which support thousands of people around the world. This day offers us an opportunity to honour these individuals who sacrifice their time, and sometime compromise their own personal safety, to ease the suffering of others. We encourage everyone, particularly the youth, to participate in Muslim Aid’s national and international development programmes.”

Throughout 2012 Muslim Aid volunteers in UK organised many events and helped raise money for different appeals. During the month of Ramadan Muslim Aid volunteers also took part in the Charity’s Feed the Hungry programme, a project that works with homeless people. Muslim Aid volunteers also help raise funds for those affected by disasters.

Muslim Aid has a comprehensive procedure for selecting its volunteers. To become a volunteer , visit our website

Notes to editors Muslim Aid is a relief and development agency set up in the United Kingdom in 1985 to provide humanitarian assistance to disaster affected countries and to help poor and vulnerable communities overcome poverty. Over the last 27 years, Muslim Aid has delivered services in over 70 countries worldwide. Muslim Aid works with all communities irrespective of faith, ethnic origin or political system. Muslim Aid programmes include emergency relief, capacity building through water, sanitation and health programmes, education and skills training, microfinance and income generation and orphan care. As well as giving practical assistance, Muslim Aid tackles poverty by developing sustainable solutions, advocating for a more just and sustainable future.

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