There are currently many ways in which you as an individual can stay involved with UNV and peace and development issues. Here are just a few:ADVOCACY
- Continue to advocate for Volunteerism for Peace and Development which can result in changing opinions, from those of your local community through to influencing national policy decisions. This could be through communicating your experiences via your local media. It could mean giving presentations about your experience at local organizations or universities. It equally can involve participating in campaigns or public events.
- You may also want to promote the UNV programme itself, encouraging people to consider the broader principles that we embrace and possibly to apply to the UNV programme themselves. Or promote volunteerism, and where appropriate UNV, within development planning.
- Share knowledge, stories and media resources (photos etc…) with the UNV Communications Unit at headquarters and with volunteer networks in other countries. Or by uploading information to the World Volunteer Web at http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/tools/contribute.html. The World Volunteer Web supports the volunteer community by serving as a global focal site for information and resources linked to volunteerism.
- If you know of dynamic, skilled and committed people who you can recommend to roster with UNV, invite them to visit here: http://www.unv.org/how-to-volunteer/apply-to-be-a-unv-volunteer.html
- Perhaps you will see an opportunity to mobilize volunteers within your community or an organization that you are involved in.
- If you are in a position to plan projects that could be made more effective through the use of volunteers or require ideas on how volunteerism could magnify the impact of the organization’s developmental efforts, please contact the UNV focal person closest to you.
Continue to volunteer yourself
Take a moment to consider how you want to stay involved with volunteering, where you would like to donate your time, what type of volunteer assignment would be rewarding for you, what type of skills you would like to use or develop, and how much time you can afford to give. If you are looking for ideas, there are many websites that offer information about voluteerism.
- One option is to look at the World Volunteer Web or to approach organizations that are of interest to you directly and ask them if they are willing to take you on as a volunteer.
- Also, you can directly assist development organizations, working from a computer anywhere in the world by continuing to volunteer over the internet via the UNV Online Volunteering service. Volunteering online gives you a great degree of flexibility, there is no travel involved and you can volunteer the hours that fit in your schedule.
- In addition, you may want to seek another UNV assignment. To do so, you have to reactivate and update your profile. We are not processing CVs received by mail or email anymore. Instead, UNV has developed MyProfile, a new web-based service that allows candidates to update certain parts of their profiles whenever necessary. In case you do not remember your registration number and/or your password, simply click on the "Problems logging in?" button and you will receive them in the email address registered in our database.