Events

  • Chitrakaar and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Webinar Series: Conversation with The Change Makers on the Spirit of Volunteerism

  • International Volunteer Day 2013

    The United Nations Volunteers Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is organising an event to mark International Volunteers Day 2013. The event will recognize volunteerism and pay special tribute to the contribution of youth volunteers.

  • National Consultation on Youth Volunteerism

    A national consultation on youth volunteerism was organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) on 12 November. The consultation focused on a Plan of Action for implementing the draft National Youth Policy (2013) and a National Youth Volunteer Programme for India, keeping in view the 12th Five-Year Plan and the recommendations of the post-2015 development agenda.

  • International Year of Volunteers: 10th Anniversary 2011

  • UNV Launches its Flagship Publication on Volunteerism on International Volunteers Day

    UNV launched its flagship publication on Volunteerism, ‘Volunteering in India: Contexts, Perspectives and Discourses’ for promoting the value addition that volunteers bring to national development priorities. The publication presents the viewpoints and experiences of eminent people and volunteers from different disciplines on the ethos, tradition and diversity of volunteering in the Indian Context.

  • United Nations Volunteers continues to support My Earth My Duty

    United Nations Volunteers continues to support ‘My Earth My Duty' of Zee News Ltd – a pan-India campaign instigating youth action on imperative issues of human induced climate change. Since its launch in 2010, it has been supported by over 50 million youth volunteers in almost all the headquarters in 34 cities and 1.2 lac villages across India. The campaign enters its third year in July 2012, with a series of ground events followed by a nationwide plantation drive starting Aug 15-21, 2012. With India completing 65 years of Independence this year, the initiative will urge the citizens to fight for their independence from global warming, thus encouraging a patriotic fervor.

  • The Teach India campaign

    The “Teach India” campaign was a social initiative by the Times of India in partnership with the Times Foundation and United Nations Volunteers, which invited the general public, corporate employees and students to volunteer towards teaching underprivileged children who have been denied the right to education. The aim of the campaign was to provide a platform for members of society who, irrespective of their personal and professional standing, felt a strong desire to give back to society and to participate in building a nation based on solidarity and justice, and in order to fight discrimination and marginalization. The campaign will be carried out in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. UNV India is supporting the “Teach India” campaign with its technical expertise in volunteer management and in planning development projects.

  • A Tribute to Volunteerism UNV Volunteers Celebrate International Volunteer Day

    December 5 every year is dedicated to volunteerism and its contributions to communities and to development. Volunteerism is recognized as a powerful resource to engage people in the pursuit of peace and development. In India, UNV observed this day with the re-launch of the new UNV HQ online volunteerism website, an exhibition in Delhi, and a volunteer fair in Orissa.

  • Environment Day Report Awareness Programme

    5th of June is celebrated as the World Environment Day and the week from 5th to 11th of June as the “World Environment Week” in collaboration with UNV, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and many other organizations. Many organizations all over India consider joining hands in order to collectively organize campaigns on issues related to Corporate Sustainability and Environmental matters to have a larger reach and greater impact on such issues.

  • Volunteering to make Orissa Green 23 July 2009, Bhubaneswar

    The ‘Green Orissa’ Campaign was launched in Orissa in July amidst boundless enthusiasm, hope and promise to make the state green through volunteering efforts. The campaign, launched in a Bhubaneswar-based government girl’s high school, promotes tree plantation as a first step to meeting the challenges posed by climate change.

UNV Strategic Framework: 2014 - 2017

UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017 is the first of its kind, focusing on harnessing the power of volunteers and volunteerism to support the achievement of internationally agreed goals.

Strategic Framework (e-publication)
Digitally published version of the Strategic Framework to be read online.

Strategic Framework (pdf)
PDF version of the Strategic Framework to be downloaded or printed.

Integrated Results and Resources Matrix (pdf)
The vision of the Strategic Framework is translated into concrete deliverables, enabling UNV to show how it will be held accountable for its results.

Strategic Framework Overview (pdf)
Four-page overview of the Strategic Framework.

PowerPoint presentation (slideshare.net)
PowerPoint presentation of the Strategic Framework.

Publications
State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2011

The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report promotes a better understanding of volunteerism. It demonstrates the universality, scope and reach of volunteerism along with new trends in the twenty-first century. The report examines important contributions in diverse fields such as sustainable livelihoods, social inclusion, social cohesion and disaster risk reduction. By suggesting how volunteerism can be taken forward, the SWVR also provides an alternative vision of a better society.

Volunteering in India: Contexts, Perspectives and Discourses

The publication presents the viewpoints and experiences of eminent people and volunteers from different disciplines on the ethos, tradition and diversity of volunteering in the Indian context. It reflects on the challenges and opportunities to volunteering such as changing social structures and new complexities in the social structure; increasing individualization; increasing episodic volunteering; motivations to volunteering, especially amongst youth; and opportunities to volunteering due to conflicts in different parts of the society and growing inequalities.

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