International Volunteer Day & 14th National Female Community Health Volunteers’ Day


International Volunteer Day & 14th National Female Community Health Volunteers’ Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

2017 Theme: Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.

IVD 2017’s theme #VolunteersActFirst. Here. Everywhere. recognizes the contributions of volunteers as first responders in times of crisis. Volunteers are present, all around us, answering calls in times of need, helping save lives today, and supporting those who want to continue living their lives with dignity tomorrow. Risking their lives every day to care for people affected by conflict, violence and humanitarian crises, volunteers brave many dangers to help others, driven by the desire to make a difference in the face of human suffering.

This year, IVD promotes the contributions of such volunteers at the local, national and international level.


In Nepal, National Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) Day is celebrated every year on 5 December across the country by organising various activities. 

THEME FOR 14th FCHVs Day is "महिला स्वास्थ्य स्वयं सेविकाको निस्वार्थ सेवाः स्वस्थ​, समृद्ध राष्ट्र निर्माणमा टेवा"


Photo: Orientation on Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign 2012, Urban Health Center, Lekhnath-15


  • National Female Community Health Volunteer Program Strategy
  • Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) Programme, Nepal
  • Goal and objectives of the FCHV Programme
  • Role of FCHV
  • Explanation of logo: 
  • National Female Community Health Volunteer Program Strategy
  • Selection of FCHV
  • Retirement

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