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Online Volunteers are a valuable resource to support United Nations entities and other partners with COVID-19 response. Click on “COVID-19 response” below to see relevant assignments.



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UN Volunteers on-the-ground, as well as online volunteers worldwide are providing vital support to the UN’s response to COVID-19. With your donation, we can achieve a better and more sustainable future for people and the planet, through volunteering.

putting skills into action

So many ways to volunteer

  • Writing and editing (57)
  • Art and design (36)
  • Translation (29)
  • Outreach and advocacy (25)
  • Technology development (21)
  • Research (17)
  • Project development and management (14)
  • Teaching and training (12)
  • Leadership & strategy (11)
  • COVID-19 Response (7)
  • Administration (6)
  • Event organization (5)
  • Community organizing (3)
  • Manual labor & skilled trade (1)
  • Healthcare services (1)
  • Volunteer management (1)
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Make a difference in the world

Organizations and volunteers working together for peace and development

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online with great organizations working toward sustainable development goals, everyone wins.                                                                                                                                                           Effective 1 January 2020, the Online Volunteering service is free of charge to all eligible partners. Eligible partners are: UN entities, Governmental or other public institutions, and Civil Society Organizations. Find out more about the eligibility criteria.                                                                                                                                                           Please take note of the updated criteria for opportunities.
Proof in numbers

Online volunteering is a force for global development

  •     12,000


    online volunteers per year
  •     60%


    people from developing countries
  •     187


    countries engaged in online volunteering
  •     94%


    satisfaction of organizations and volunteers
Organizations + Volunteers = ❤︎

Meet the organizations and volunteers working for peace and development

  • "Not only did online volunteers provide an excellent service to the UN, but also gained significant knowledge and experience, making it a win-win situation."

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    Vincenzo Aquaro
  • "The cohesion, encouragement and inspiration of the team of volunteers have been immense. My online collaboration is easily on par with that of a face-to-face setting."

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    Kirthi Jayakumar
  • "AGRIPO gained unprecedented visibility in the field of innovation thanks to the support of UN Online Volunteers."

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    Flore Ngo-Samnick
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