Celebrating advocates on International Volunteer Day
What is a volunteer? By definition, a volunteer is someone who willingly gives of their free time, lending their skills and passion to an activity or cause in which they believe. But a volunteer is so much more than that. A volunteer is really a hero. Volunteers provide the insights, energy, ingenuity, and action-taking that help make big things happen. Volunteers truly have the power to change the world.
That’s why, on International Volunteer Day (December 5), we salute you. You are the powerhouses around the world who make RESULTS such a vital player in the work of alleviating poverty and creating impact. Thanks to your commitment, we are able to act boldly in solidarity with those experiencing poverty, endeavoring to change public policy toward a better life for all.
We are grateful for all you do every day of the year – but we are thrilled to be able to take time on International Volunteer Day to celebrate you, to say thank you, and to express how excited we are for all that is ahead as we work together. RESULTS belongs to a global partnership called ACTION and to mark the Day, we wanted to showcase a few of you. Join us as we take a journey around the world to hear from some of our incredible volunteers.
Jacoby Gonzales, Tulsa, Oklahoma (RESULTS U.S.)
Kehinde (RESULTS UK)
Kehinde grew up in Nigeria and now lives in Birmingham, U.K. An interest in religion, ethics, social justice motivated her to join in past global campaigns such as ‘Drop The Debt’, ‘Make Poverty History’, and gradually understanding the link between poverty, injustice, power in tackling the root causes of poverty. She has more latterly been campaigning with RESULTS UK on the UK government’s global commitment to health and education.
Sajjad Jessa, Scarborough (Results Canada)
Sajjad joined Results in April 2021 in the Scarborough group near Toronto. Since then, he has been a very engaged volunteer who quickly challenged himself to go beyond his comfort zone. Early on, he met with Members of Parliament and was published in four different newspapers.
Volunteer stories from Results Australia
Meet RESULTS advocates
Hwa Young Lee
“Being a RESULTS advocate has turned out to be more than I could have ever hoped for.”
“It feels good to know that my voice can contribute to change.”
“If you are looking to create real tangible change in a way that affects the broader community, advocacy is a fantastic way to do that.”