Learn more about the day in which good actions change the lives of many people.

This is a solidarity and citizenship initiative that encourages voluntary work among several people from companies, institutes and civil society organizations, in favor of community development.

In 2016, the Day of Doing Good became something even bigger:

A continuous wave that will spread good throughout the year, putting into practice good volunteering initiatives. Do your part and join this chain of solidarity.

Join this big voluntary mobilization and help changing the lives of more and more people.

 

Our objectives:

To contribute to a good relationship between participants and the community.

To promote the articulation of the public and private sectors and civil society.

To support the development of skills among participants.

To celebrate the execution of big voluntary actions.

To drive engagement for ongoing voluntary work.

A big chain formed by those who believe in the strength of good actions.
See the actions below!.

Step by step.

Until the big day, we have to take important steps so that everything goes according to plan.
Click on the numbers on the board and check out the 12 steps to doing good.

Click to learn more about each one of the 12 steps.

1- FORM YOUR VOLUNTEER GROUP

Create a group and invite your colleagues. An ideal group should have 5-10 people as organizers and many others as volunteers.

2 - REGISTER YOUR VOLUNTEER GROUP

Register or update your group’s page at the Ideal Volunteer website. Invite all members to do the same!

Access the website to check the deadlines!

3- DEFINE THE ACTION

Think about the action and assess the main needs. All actions have their value, but it’s important to identify the needs of the community and people involved.

4- PLAN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ACTION

Think about all activities necessary for the action to happen. Visit the location and engage the community and volunteers in defining the activities.

5- TAKE CARE OF SAFETY, HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Count on the support from a qualified professional to guide the activities planned for your voluntary action. Prevention is key!

6- WORK ON A TIMETABLE

It will help you fulfill the necessary steps. Write down the main activities and define the deadlines for them to happen.

7- FIND PARTNERSHIPS

Seek support from public and private sectors and civil society (such as NGOs). If the action is in a public space, contact the relevant public agency for authorization.

8- INVITE SUPPLIERS AND CLIENTS

If suppliers and clients join the action, inform that there will be no commercial benefits. They can offer financial support and collaborators.

9- REGISTER THE ACTION ON THE WEBSITE

Access the website and create your action providing the requested information. Actions executed outside Brazil must also be registered.

10- ADVERTISE THE ACTION AND MOBILIZE PARTNERSHIPS

Advertise the action internally and externally: at the bottom of the website there’s a press kit with pieces to help you in this effort!

11- TIME TO ACT

Bring to life everything that was planned. Organize groups by activities, and invite a volunteer to be the leader of each group.

12- AFTER THE DAY OF DOING GOOD

Update the results on the Ideal Volunteer website. Also ask the benefitted organization to register the results. And take a lot of pictures!

To inspire new voluntary actions we created the Suggestions and Good Practices Guide, which features some examples of actions that have already been conducted and provides good tips to ensure the continuance and sustainability of results.

Where our seeds have been planted and are bearing fruits:

América do SulX

Colômbia

 

América do SulX

Venezuela

 

Região NorteX

Altamira - PA

Belém - PA

 

América do SulX

Peru

 

América do SulX

Peru

 

América do SulX

Brasil

 

ÁfricaX

África do Sul

 

ÁfricaX

Egito

 

ÁfricaX

Cabo Verde

 

ÁfricaX

Moçanbique

 

EuropaX

Portugal

 

América do SulX

Brasil

 

América do SulX

Paraguai

 

Região SulX

Candiota - RS

Nova Santa Rita - RS

Ponta Grossa - PR

Londrina - PR

 

América do SulX

Argentina

 

Actions

Lazer
Social
Educao, Arte e Cultura
 

Brazil is the country that concentrates most voluntary actions of the Day of Doing Good. Click here to see the actions conducted in Brazil in 2016.

Past actions

  1. Infect / Spread

    In 2016, the event was held in Brazil on August 28 – the National Volunteering Day. On the same day, South Africa, Colombia, Mozambique, Peru and Venezuela also conducted their actions. Paraguay, Egypt, Argentina, Cape Verde and Portugal also joined the movement, conducting their actions in September and October. The theme of the communication adds a special touch to the year in which the Day of Doing Good becomes something bigger: the Wave of Doing Good. The dandelion, when blown, has its seeds carried away by the wind, which in due time will flourish again.

  2. Harmony

    In 2015, the Day of Doing Good was held on August 22 in Egypt. In South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mozambique, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela, it took place on August 23. September 26 was the date for Cape Verde and Portugal. The theme was Harmony. The campaign encouraged ongoing voluntary actions, long-term improvements and the empowering of the community to continue the actions.

  3. Multiculturality

    In 2014, in Egypt, the actions took place on August 23. South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Mozambique, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela held the event on August 24. Cape Verde and Portugal organized the event on October 4. The element of the campaign was a train with several passengers, highlighting the multiculturalism of the participants of the Day of Doing Good around the world.

  4. Unity

    In 2013, August 23 mobilized cities in Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, USA, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela for the Day of Doing Good. This year, new countries joined the effort, which started to have different dates, depending on the culture of each country. For that reason, in addition to August, the Day of Doing Good also had voluntary actions on October 20 in South Africa, Cape Verde, Egypt, Mozambique and Portugal. The theme of the campaign was Union, and the image showed several hugging scenes.

  5. Dream

    In 2012, the event took place on August 26 in Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, USA, Mexico, Mozambique, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. The theme was Dream/Playful, and the main element of the campaign was a paper plane, stressing that in order to fly we need an impulse, which many times can be given by creativity.

  6. Transformation

    In 2011, August 21 was the Day of Doing Good in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, USA, Mexico, Mozambique, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. The main element of the campaign was the origami crane, to emphasize that joining efforts, such as joy, enthusiasm, solidarity and citizenship, has a great transforming power.

  7. Mobilization

    In 2010, the Day of Doing Good happened on August 22 in cities in Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, USA, Mexico, Mozambique, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. The goal of the second year of the event was to expand the volunteering effort, with the theme Mobilization and the pinwheel as the main element of communication.

  8. Solidarity

    The Day of Doing Good started in 2009 to encourage and support employees of companies and institutes to execute voluntary actions in favor of local communities, through values such as respect, caring and solidarity. It took place on August 16 in cities in Angola, Argentina and Brazil, with Solidarity as the theme and heart as the element of the communication campaign.

Day of Doing Good in numbers

In 8 years, there were over:

1.400 actions executed
6.800 partner organizations
110.000 volunteers involved
675.000 beneficiaries
 

Talk to us

Talk to us:
diadobemfazer@diadobemfazer.org.br

Obrigado pelo contato, em breve responderemos.

Press kit

If you are a press member looking for more information on the Doing Good Movement, download the press kit.

Communication kit

Download the open files and use the communication in your campaign.