english |  français |  español View RSS feedWhat is RSS?  Home  |  Contact us  |  FAQs  |  Search  |  Sitemap  |  UNDP Information Disclosure Policy
  Volunteer Voices    

aaaaaa

Assistance in the midst of the refugee crisis
24 June 2016
Drawing of a secure and peaceful house, with boats and people at sea in the background, drawn by a girl during her stay at a refugee camp in Greece. (UNV, 2016)
I am serving as a UN Volunteer Interpreter with UNHCR at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Greece, where I provide interpretation services for an increasing number of people every week. By assisting refugees in their communication with Greek officials, I help people understand what their options and their rights are. I feel confident that my work here in Greece will help reduce the suffering of the asylum seekers and give them hope for their future. Read
Countries:  Greece
Bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas
14 June 2016
Denisa Ludasova (Czech Republic) during her UN Volunteer assignment as UNV Finance Officer in Guatemala. (UNV, 2016)
While serving as a UN Volunteer Finance Officer with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Guatemala, I had the opportunity to participate in pilot projects in the area of Finance. The whole financial framework of the WFP is in a process of transition towards higher transparency, cost efficiency and accountability. I was excited to contribute to this transformation. Read
More about: Agriculture  Children  Poverty
Countries:  Guatemala
Assessing threats armed conflicts pose to civilians in DRC
30 May 2016
UNV Associate Civil Affairs Officer Andreas Karpati (Switzerland) with MONUSCO on foot patrol with Indian peacekeepers in Mpofi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (UNV, 2016)
For UNV Associate Civil Affairs Officer Andreas Karpati (Switzerland) assigned to MONUSCO, organising field missions to engage in conversation with local authorities and community members, and understand the reality they live every day, allows him to better analyse the threats and vulnerabilities that civilians affected by armed conflict experience. Read
'We will forever be known by the tracks we leave'
27 May 2016
Grace Ikirimat Odeke (Uganda), UNV Peace Consolidation Services Officer with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), works with uniformed personnel of UNMIL and local counterparts to reach out to communities and speak against mob violence. (UNV, 2016)
Sharing my skills and experience as a UN Volunteer creates positive change in society. I spearheaded efforts to strengthen the capacity of civil society through training and mentoring in areas of governance and accountability. The effort culminated in the reorganization of civil society actors and the development of a shared strategic vision. Read
Countries:  Liberia
How to remain human in the face of extreme suffering
26 May 2016
Solomon Ayiko (right), UNV Relief, Reintegration and Protection Officer, with protection patrols, following a road used by women to collect firewood and charcoal where incidents of SGBV are common. An IDP is holding Solomon to help him walk in the deep water. (Melanie Moore/UNV, 2016)
My role as a UN Volunteer Relief, Reintegration and Protection Officer with UNMISS is to strengthen coordination among the different humanitarian actors in order to mitigate the risk of violence. My work also involves engaging with leaders from IDP communities to address inter-communal tensions, and to support local confidence to build community resilience and a peaceful co-existence. Read

Pages  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25  
What does it mean to be a volunteer? Volunteers talk about their work in their own words, and celebrate those moments that show the spirit of volunteerism.
UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)