Following its success in 2014, Volunteer Malaysia, the country’s biggest volunteer movement, sets to return in 2015. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia is one of the partners for this year’s event.
Volunteer Malaysia was first introduced in 2014. The event is initiated by iM4U to engage Malaysians to take part in volunteerism, with the aim to make a difference in the community.
A total of 26,835 volunteers took part in the event last year, which made it one of the most successful volunteerism activities in 2014. The volunteers clocked in an impressive 147,083 hours on revamping the public space, planting trees, cleaning up the beach and collecting recyclable waste.
This year, the event will be held on 12 September 2015 in 13 states. It will be held simultaneously in Tokyo, New York, Manchester, Jakarta and Melbourne by volunteers at iM4U’s International Outreach Centres.
“Volunteer Malaysia is one of the many events that we have initiated to engage Malaysians to take part in volunteerism. Our aim is to nurture and foster a society that is more caring and responsible. We are pleased to collaborate with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia again. I believe that Volunteer Malaysia is an avenue to promote our country and culture,” Rudy Malik, iM4U’s chief operating officer said.
Different activities have been planned to commomerate the day. The activities fall under four main pillars which are Public Art Movement, Green Team Activities, War On Dengue and Beach & Underwater Clean Up.