UNICEF South Africa's Volunteer Programme aims to improve the lives of children and youth across South Africa.
Calling all volunteers
Become a volunteer for every child
UNICEF South Africa’s Volunteer Programme is a new initiative deploying the actions, ideas and power of people to improve the lives of children everywhere. We're building a global network of volunteers that play a crucial role in realising UNICEF's objectives to give every child a chance.
When communities take the time to work together for the benefit of children, the results are real and lasting. Local knowledge and networks — merged with the skills, stories and energy of UNICEF volunteers — creates a powerful combination for change. This combination of people and resources is indispensable in amplifying the impact of our work.
In South Africa, our Volunteer Programme was launched on several university campuses during 2018 and 2019.
Why do we need volunteers?
We engage young people as volunteers to advise UNICEF South Africa on their priorities, their initiatives, and about the role UNICEF could play in making their aspirations and dreams come true.
What does it mean to volunteer with UNICEF?
- A chance to get actively involved in setting the agenda for children and young people in South Africa.
- An excellent opportunity to learn about and help implement national programmes aimed at children and young people's development.
- It is completely voluntary.
- It is not a paid job.
Resources for volunteers
Volunteer news and blog
UNICEF volunteer conducts community radio interview on #Love2Learn in isiZulu
1 May 2020 -- UNICEF’s successful TikTok campaign included an interview in isiZulu with Nelisiwe Mbuyazi, a volunteer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, on the youth community radio station Intokozo FM in Umlazi, south of Durban. The interview, with presenter Mcino Shezi, discussed UNICEF’s #Love2Learn campaign on TikTok and included words of encouragement to learners at home.
The #Love2Learn campaign had over 20 million views, 433 676 likes and 10 096 comments. The campaign drew attention from the media, including 2 television interviews, 3 radio engagements and 2 print articles.
Listen to the interview on Soundcloud