Volunteering for the planet

volunteering for the planetWe have featured UNV (UN Volunteers) before on The Road. I don't think there is anyone amongst us, aidworkers, who have not come across "a UNV" in the field. Volunteering in a UN organisation via UNV is an excellent way to get started in the humanitarian world. Whilst you get a taste of the aid or development work, they also pay you for your living expenses.

Equally interesting is their online volunteering section, an "market place" linking people who want to volunteer and organisations who need volunteers.

On the occasion of the Copenhagen climate summit, they are totalling the amount of hours people have volunteered "for a better planet" in the past half year. They are almost up to a remarkable 1.5 million hours. Not bad...


Gisella 13 December, 2009 13:46  

I heard about UNV... I think it's very interesting :-) I would like to know something more, maybe to talk with a UNV volunteer. Do you know anyone of them?

Peter 13 December, 2009 15:38  


sure I do! Pse send me your email address via peter (at) theroadtothehorizon (dot) org and I will send you the contact details for them.

best to you!


Anonymous,  13 December, 2009 19:49  

ahhh... one of the many UN rip-off? what's next?

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