NVM played laudable role in provision of volunteers to the Army, NGOs and other agencies in their rescue and relief efforts in the earthquake stricken areas. Currently, NVM is engaged in reconstruction and rehabilitation process in selected areas of NWFP (District Mansehra) and AJK (District Muzzafarabad) with the help of partner NGOs and local governments. Our major thrust is on social sector rebuilding, environmental up-gradation and livelihood regeneration of the
earthquake bettered zone. Capacity building of the local communities as first responders to emergencies and promotion of tradition of self help & Self reliance are the hallmark of our strategies. In order to rekindle the spirit of self-help and reinvigorate the local government institutions for their proactive role in improving the civic life of the people specially those on the edges, the NVM has contemplated many peace time initiatives for gradual launch throughout the country.
International Volunteer Day
(IVD) was observed throughout the country with theme of 'Volunteers for Planting'.
To mark the occasion the National Volunteer Movement (NVM) and National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) organized an event, where Federal Minister for Youth Affairs Shahid Hussain Bhutto was the chief guest.The day was observed to acknowledge the services of volunteers who devote their time and talent towards strengthening World Scouting Movement.
Minister of Youth Affairs addressing the ceremony appreciated the services of volunteers for the cause of the country and said that ministry would take measures and incentives to increase volunteering rates among underrepresented groups, the business community and the general public.
Shahid Hussain Bhutto also distributed awards and prizes in 32 volunteers for out standing perfomanc while disasters.
Secretary of Youth Affairs Nazar Hussain , Joint Secretary of Youth Affairs Naeem Baig, Senator Dr. Saeeda Iqbal, Chairman of NCHD Nafeesa Shah and other officials were present at the ceremony.