Dili, Timor-Leste: My name is Muhammad Afrianto Kurniawan, and my friends call me Afrianto. I am from Indonesia and this is my first assignment as a UN Volunteer. I have been working for UNICEF Timor-Leste as a UN Volunteer Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Engineer since the end of January, 2010.
La Paz, Bolivia: I have been working as a UN Volunteer in La Paz, Bolivia, since 2009. I work in the Water and Environmental Sanitation section of UNICEF as a UNV Water and Sanitation Officer.
Volunteerism and water and sanitation dont seem to have a lot in common at first sight. However, those who are familiar with water and sanitation projects know that community participation and development and therefore a certain degree of volunteerism are key to sustainability.