Online Volunteering: how does it work?

Non-profit organizations working for peace and development – UN agencies, governments & public institutions, and civil society organizations – register their organization details.

UNV reviews and approves the registration of eligible organizations.

Organizations complete an online Description of Assignment (DoA) form explaining what they need from online volunteers following the Online Volunteer assignment criteria.

UNV provides guidance and support on how to best organize online collaboration.

UNV reviews the descriptions of assignments and publishes them if they meet the criteria.

Volunteers find assignments of their interest and apply.

Organizations review applications and select the volunteers they want to engage.

Volunteers and organizations collaborate online.

Volunteers and organizations provide feedback on their collaboration.

Organizations issue an electronic certificate of appreciation to their volunteers.