UNICEF helps millions of children a year. If you’d like to be part of their relief efforts in the areas of education, sanitation, anti-violence and general goodwill, here are just five ways to volunteer your services.
1: Work In Their Office
UNICEF needs plenty of support in the administration department. By volunteering in their Sydney office, you’ll be helping them reach out to people in Australia and beyond. Expect to answer phones, reply to emails, file paperwork, direct visitors and work generally in the arenas of fundraising and cause awareness.
2: Become An Intern
Students, this one is for you. UNICEF can provide a hands-on internship opportunity in a variety of areas:
– Charitable advocacy
– Digital Media
You’ll work directly with executives, advocates and other not-for-profit professionals as you strengthen your skills in the world of volunteering. For example, you might learn how to utilize social media in awareness campaigns or how to speak gently with children in need. It all depends on the program you choose.
3: Become An Ambassador
If you’re between the ages of 15 and 24, UNICEF has a use for you, too. They don’t see your youth as a hindrance to the cause: They recognize it as an asset. By becoming a UNICEF Young Ambassador, you can spread the word among your age group in a way that older adults simply can’t, and you’ll also be building valuable skills that you can later take into more advanced volunteer work.
There are multiple ways to donate to UNICEF. The simplest, of course, is to give them money through their website, but if you’re in the corporate world, you can also set up a company-wide fundraising campaign wherein all of your employees donate or even volunteer their time pro bono. You can also raise funds for UNICEF through things like charity walks or collections at stores and baseball games. The sky is the limit.
5: Volunteer Abroad
Do you dream of a world beyond Australia? Volunteer with UNICEF overseas to make a direct difference in the lives of the less fortunate. From building homes in Africa to changing diapers in Europe, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to help.
These are just a few ways to make the world a little brighter with the power of UNICEF. You may not be able to cure poverty and disease on your own, but with the power of a thousand other volunteers behind you, you can definitely make a dent in the problem.