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    UN VOLUNTEERS HELP REBUILD ECUADOR AFTER DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE
    UN VOLUNTEERS HELP REBUILD ECUADOR AFTER DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE
    Michelle Daniela Pazmiño Vásquez (second from right), national UN Volunteer Protection Officer with IOM, and Johana Garcia (third from right), national UN Volunteer Officer for the promotion of a life free of violence with UN Women, conduct a session on soap making as part of an entrepreneurship workshop for women. (Juan Diego Pérez Arias/UNV, 2016).
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    REFUGEE TO REFUGEE: UN VOLUNTEERS TEACH REFUGEES IN LEBANON
    REFUGEE TO REFUGEE: UN VOLUNTEERS TEACH REFUGEES IN LEBANON
    UN Volunteer Teacher Sanaa Hussein interacting with students of her Grade 3 Arabic course at the Jefnah School in Taalabaya (Lebanon). 103 National UN Volunteer Palestinians are providing basic education services to children at UNRWA refugee camps throughout the country. (Nadim Bou Habib, 2016)
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    UN VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE ELECTORAL SUPPORT IN MALI
    UN VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE ELECTORAL SUPPORT IN MALI
    UNV Electoral Advisor (logistics) monitors UN electoral material headed to Kidal for the runoff of the Malian presidential elections. (Marco Dormino/MINUSMA, 2013)
International Volunteer Day 2016
#GlobalApplause – Give volunteers a hand

how we make a difference

  • A volunteering man from Italy

    While what we are individually doing can seem so small we must not forget that it’s the small drops that make the mighty ocean

    Mauro Puzzo (Italy) is a UN Youth Volunteer Legal Officer with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in The Gambia
  • A volunteering woman from Turkey

    “Given the influx of refugees and the increased time necessary to process the applications for asylum, the contribution of UN Volunteers is crucial”

    Diana Popa Senyuva (Moldova) is an international UN Volunteer with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Turkey
  • A UN volunteer from Uzbekistan

    As a UN Volunteer, I had the chance to meet and work with remarkable people who commit their time, effort and resources to the fight against stigma and discrimination

    Yekaterina Totskaya (Uzbekistan) is a national UN Volunteer with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • UN Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to addressing the needs of refugees, and we are fortunate to have a large number in our operation. The experiences of volunteerism make an impact for a lifetime

    Elizabeth Tan, Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees (UNHCR) in Egypt
  • A volunteering woman from Uganda

    It is rewarding to know that I have made a significant contribution to development

    Lilian Byansi (Uganda) is a UNV Joint Procurement Coordinator with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Malawi

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ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A UN VOLUNTEER?
You can contribute your time, skills and knowledge through volunteering with the UN. This is an opportunity to create positive impact and being a significant force for achieving peace and development. Make a difference to the lives of many!