The Occupational Safety and Health Center enjoins the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) in the celebration of 2021 National Volunteer Month with the theme: “Volunteer Now: Spark Hope, Create Solutions, and Respond to the Pandemic Challenges.”

For this year, NVSCA identified simple but meaningful activities to commemorate the NVM given our current situation, which include the following:

a.    Search for Outstanding COVID-19 Volunteers (SOCV).  SOCV aims to recognize the contributions of individual volunteers and volunteer organizations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

b.   Philippine Volunteers’ March Translation Contest. The Philippine Volunteers’ March will be translated from English to any Philippine local language as a means to promote volunteerism.  It also aims to heighten the significance of volunteerism among the various ethno-linguistic communities in the country by using their local language or dialect.

c.    Spoken Word Poetry Contest. This contest aims to promote volunteerism and encourage the participation of the public in volunteerism activities through performance arts.

The detailed guidelines or mechanics can be downloaded from the PNVSCA website: https://bit.ly/NVM2021Activities and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PNVSCA.