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International Volunteer Day


The fifth of December is the International Volunteer Day (IVD) proclaimed by the United Nations to pay tribute to volunteers worldwide and to inspire more people to volunteer. 

AVS celebrates IVD in Hong Kong since 1992 to recognize the volunteer contribution and appeal the public to volunteer.

12.5 IVD  Go Volunteering

“Go Volunteering!” is the slogan to mark the Day.  101 Ways of Volunteering are available on the event website and various social media as reference.  People are encouraged to share their volunteer stories by text, picture or video via the social media platforms and tag #125 IVD. 

Limited Edition of “Thank You Volunteer!” Organic Cotton Handkerchief

To mark 5th December IVD proclaimed by the United Nations, AVS produces an exquisite limited edition of “Thank You Volunteer! Handkerchief”, as a gift for organizations to express tribute to volunteers for their contributions and selfless devotion.



Welcome to download the IVD2019 poster to display and promote volunteering.

Printed Advertisement

Sponsored by renowned newspapers and magazines, advertisements and supplements would be publicized on or before 5 December 2019 to recognize volunteers' contribution.


Special thanks to: (in alphabetical order)



Promotion Video

Welcome to download and host the IVD 2019 promotion videos linking to www.avs.org.hk onto your website to promote the Day and to salute all volunteers. (Video in Cantonese only)

Web Banner

Welcome to download and host the IVD2019 electronic banner linking to www.avs.org.hk on your website to promote the Day.

International Volunteer Day Recognition Ceremony 2019

The Recognition Ceremony will be held in early December 2018.  AVS’s Hong Kong Community Volunteers (HKCV) Gold Award or above awardees and Corporate members who fit to the HKCV volunteer recognition criteria will be recognized at the Ceremony.  


HKCV Individual Awards:

  • 2018/19 HKCV (Individual) Highest Service Hour Award Youth Member / Adult Member
  • 2018/19 HKCV Distinguished Gold Award / Gold Award
  • 2018/19 HKCV Long Service Award 5 years / 10 years / 15 years / 20 years / 25 years


HKCV Corporate Awards:

  • 2018/19 HKCV Highest Service Hours Award
  • 2018/19 HKCV Highest Participation Award
  • 2018/19  HKCV Over 2,000 Service Hours


10th Heroic Volunteer Award


The 4th batch of UNV-Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Internship Programme


4C Outstanding Youth Volunteer Leadership Award



Souvenir Sponsor