I have mentioned this before, but it has been a while, so please bear with me if you are already aware of it. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to help address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device.
What started as mainly demand for translation skills has now developed into an array of ways to volunteer, including art & design, writing & editing, research, technology development, teaching, project management, event organization and several more areas too.
It’s a really flexible way to make a difference. Continue reading
Here is just a small selection of ideas, but apart from Kiva and UNVolunteers they are mainly UK- or US-based (also accessible from elsewhere).
Please do share your ideas from around the world too!
Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
Surprised that you can volunteer online? Well, you can! I’ve been doing this for a number of years now, and thought I would share the information with you, because I don’t think that many people are aware that they can help out from their desktop.
Why volunteer online?
“Volunteering online is an opportunity to support the cause of sustainable human development working from a computer anywhere in the world. Volunteers do not need to travel and have a great degree of flexibility in volunteering the hours that fit their schedule.”
Stanford Law School is making a call for volunteers who can read Chinese. I have reproduced the details below (with permission). Apply by 30 June to work with the CGCP over the coming year! It’s an excellent opportunity to gain experience, and with two highly prestigious institutions (Stanford and Monterey). Even if you are not personally concerned, please pass this post on to those you know who might fit the profiles. Thank you! 🙂