UNICEF volunteers and volunteers UNICEF young reporters
The UNICEF volunteer initiative is a great opportunity for young volunteers to gain new experiences, develop new skills, like writing skills and multimedia skills, organizational and communication skills, research and analytical skills, as well as skills for problem solving, team work, leadership, emotional intelligence and many more. They have a space to express their views, ideas and engage in activities to advance the rights and wellbeing of children and youth.
They choose in which group they volunteer.
UNICEF Volunteer scope of work
UNICEF volunteers are a key part of different volunteer activities, actions and campaigns to advance the rights and wellbeing of children and youth. The time they devote to work as a UNICEF volunteer is flexible depending on how much time they can dedicate and their interests. The role of volunteers is to:
• support campaigns to raise awareness on different topics
• lead volunteer activities in the community including event organization and creative activities with children
• other activities for volunteer mobilization and promoting child rights and wellbeing.
They participated in a workshop to design volunteer initiatives, received volunteer orientation training and specific training to support your volunteer work, have direct contact with mentors and will be part of UNICEF volunteer recognition activities and volunteer certificate award events.
Volunteer UNICEF Young Reporter scope of work
UNICEF Young Reporter create multi-media content on topics important for children and youth which is published on UNICEF and associate platforms. The time they devote to work as a volunteer UNICEF Young Reporter is flexible depending on how much time they can dedicate and their interests. Their role is to:
• work with other UNICEF Young Reporters to research and analysis different issues impacting children and young people.
• produce multi-media content including blogs, videos, vlogs, written articles and social media content.
They are receiving volunteer orientation training, training in media literacy, social media activism, training on writing blogs and articles, video production and graphic design. UNICEF young reporters have direct contact with mentors and will be part of UNICEF volunteer recognition activities and volunteer certificate award events.
Find out more about the current activities
Read more about the work of the UNICEF Volunteers
Frequently Asked Questions
How to apply?
The application period is now over. Follow our web page and social media accounts for our next calls.
How much time do volunteers have to dedicate?
There are lots of opportunities to be part of the UNICEF volunteer initiative. Ideally, UNICEF volunteers and UNICEF young reporters should be able to dedicate at least 6 hours per month understanding that the program is flexible to make sure you can easily continue your studies at school or faculty.
Do I receive any financial and/or other benefits?
Key benefits of being a UNICEF volunteer are the personal growth and development, as well as the personal satisfaction you get from making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people and the community. It’s also a chance to develop new skills and make new friends and contacts. While you will not receive finical payments, UNICEF supports you through free capacity building trainings and materials to use during your volunteer activities. For your volunteer engagement you will receive a certificate.
Do I have to be good at English?
No. English is not a requirement. However, the ability to speak and write in English is an asset.
Who can I contact if I have a question that isn’t answered here?
Please write to Biljana Pejovska at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions you may have.