Did you think you needed to cross borders to make a difference? Think again! The United Nations Online Volunteering Programme elevates global volunteerism to new heights. If you are passionate about the work the United Nations does and are looking to enrich your life’s purpose by contributing to causes designed to serve humanity, look no more. Start today and leverage your skills for the greater good. Now you can make a difference from the comfort of your own home.
The UN’s Online Volunteering service’s website provides both the online volunteering community and organisations with a more efficient, faster, more inclusive and, most importantly, a more appealing way to connect individuals and organisations joining forces to push for peace and sustainable development.
Volunteering online will allow you to not only develop your skills, but also take on new roles that might not otherwise be possible in your professional life. Through this network, organisations collaborate with diverse people from across the globe, advancing the intricate community of online volunteers who aim to collectively advance human development and global sustainability goals.
So how does it work exactly? Volunteers contribute their skills online by applying to work on projects for a certain number of hours. You can browse the opportunities available and choose to contribute in areas including art, design, writing, editing, translation, research, project development and management, leadership and strategy, administration, outreach and advocacy and many more. All of this can be done over the Internet from a computer, tablet or even mobile phone anywhere in the world.
Every year, the Online Volunteering service mobilises 10,000 online volunteers to support NGOs, local governments, grass-root organisations, educational institutions and UN agencies in addressing global development challenges online. Sixty two per cent of volunteers are actually from developing countries, including students, professionals, retirees, and people with disabilities.
If you are interested to volunteer online, you can access UNV’s Online Volunteering website to be part of the many thousands of individuals who contribute to sustainable development: www.onlinevolunteering.org