Opportunity criteria

UNV screens all submitted opportunity descriptions before publishing them on the Online Volunteering service website. When you submit an opportunity, make sure it…

Benefits sustainable human development

Your opportunity description should clearly state how the volunteers will contribute to sustainable human development and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Only requests online support

Your organization’s collaboration with volunteers must take place online, and the final product must be submitted over the Internet. Volunteers should not be asked to be physically present at any specific location. Volunteers should also never be requested to make donations in-kind or financial contributions, or to solicit donations from third parties.

Supports your own organization’s activities

Online volunteering opportunities should not be posted on behalf of another organization. It is important for online volunteers to know that the organizations they support are screened and in line with the Online Volunteering service eligibility criteria.

Is non-discriminatory

The Online Volunteering service is a global platform. Opportunities should be inclusive volunteers chosen on the basis on their skills, knowledge and experience rather than on factors such as gender, age, nationality, or location.

Is written in English, French or Spanish

Opportunities must be posted one of the three official UNV languages: English, French and Spanish. Upon prior agreement with UNV, some opportunities may also be posted in Portuguese.