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Why online volunteering?


Online volunteers, organizations and partners join the global push toward sustainable development. Volunteers contribute directly to the work of development organizations, working from a computer, tablet or mobile phone anywhere in the world.

Volunteering online allows volunteers to develop their skills and take on new roles that their professional life may not necessarily provide. Organizations collaborate with people of different backgrounds from all over the world, and become part of a global online community of peers who all share the goal of advancing human development.


How does it work?


Non-profit organizations working for peace and development – UN agencies, governments & public institutions and civil society organizations* – register their details.

UNV reviews and approves the registration of eligible organizations.

Organizations complete an online form explaining what they need from online volunteers.

UNV provides guidance and support on how to best organize the online collaboration.

UNV reviews the volunteering opportunities and publishes them if they meet the criteria.

Volunteers find opportunities of their interest and apply.

Organizations select the volunteers they want to engage.

Volunteers and organizations collaborate online.

Volunteers and organizations provide feedback on their collaboration.

Organizations issue the electronic certificate of appreciation to their volunteers.


It’s that simple. Start here.