How to Become a Volunteer at UNICEF

How to Become a Volunteer at UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a global organization which runs various programmes all over the world to improve the life and health standards of unprivileged children. To monitor the efficiency of its teams, it has established regional offices across the globe especially in Africa, Asia and Central America.

If you are one of those who want to do something for mankind and are spirited enough to work for others without any desire of reward, then UNICEF is the best platform for you. However, becoming a volunteer at this organisation is not like simply walking in and getting recruited. You will have to undergo a special procedure.

  • Know the cause:
    While volunteering at UNICEF, the most important thing you should do is to get some information about the organisation’s work and mission. You should visit their official website and there you will find literature about its mission and the areas UNICEF is targeting. You must be well equipped with useful information and spirit to work with this global organisation.
  • Register yourself:
    Now, when you do not have any confusion about this organisation’s contribution, it is time to become a registered volunteer. UNICEF encourages everyone, who is at least 14 years old, to get registered by filling the relevant form on the website. Provide all the required information and do not forget to include contact information for further correspondence. By creating a login account, you can get the updates directly in your inbox.
  • Know the job responsibilities:
    The next thing you should do is to gather all the information about your job. Try to know what you are supposed to do as a volunteer and how can you benefit others through a selfless effort. You should download the “Job Description” from official website of UNICEF. Along with this document, you will also get a copy of organisation’s policies.
  • Get online training:
    After getting registered, you next step should be to get proper training. Do not worry; you won’t have to attend any sessions or seminars rather you can do this by just participating in UNICEF’s online tutorials.
  • Choose the volunteer activity:
    UNICEF works for betterment of children’s health and the organisation always need good fund raisers, motivational speakers, educationists etc. You can contribute in any shape. If you cannot go out with the teams then stay back and motivate others to join the UNICEF’s volunteers.

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