Civil society organizations invited to recruit online volunteers with free UN service

18 Aug 2014

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Civil society organizations in the Ukraine are invited to use a free online service by the United Nations to recruit online volunteers who are ready to help from these organizations from their home or work computers or smart phones. 

The UN's Online Volunteering service, https://onlinevolunteering.org/en/index.html , allows civil society organizations that are working to help improve the lives of children, to address the needs of people with HIV/AIDS, to stop discrimination, to assist migrants, to address environmental problems, or helping in any way to address critical social or economic needs in Ukraine to use this free service. 

Civil society organizations can find online volunteers that can help with translation, web site design, newsletter design, writing articles, researching subjects, graphic design, advising on business plans, advising on project plans, or any other task that a volunteer can do from his or her home or work computer or smart phone. The volunteers can be in Ukraine or any part of the world - the volunteers stay where they live and help as volunteers entirely via the Internet. This type of volunteering is called "virtual volunteering," because the volunteers do all of their service from their homes, from their work or wherever they are - they do not have to volunteer on location at the organization they are helping. 

To sign up to use the free service, visit https://onlinevolunteering.org/en/index.html and click on "Organizations: Find Volunteers." The site is available in English, French or Spanish. Perhaps some day Ukrainians will volunteer online to build the site in Ukrainian!