Volunteers in Health Emergencies

Globally, volunteer action is filling gaps in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic that governments and other stakeholders cannot meet alone. This new guidance note outlines the distinctive strengths of volunteerism that can be applied across COVID-19 preparation, response and recovery efforts. It also provides specific examples of successful volunteer approaches in health emergencies, advice on effective volunteer engagement, and tools and resources for use by the UN system, governments and civil society.