United Nations Volunteers

Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.


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Volunteers in Mozambique take part in disaster drill
  • Mozambique disaster drill
  • Mozambique disaster drill
  • Mozambique disaster drill
  • Mozambique disaster drill
  • Mozambique disaster drill
  • Mozambique disaster drill

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Volunteer teachers combat illiteracy in Burkina Faso

The school year started off poorly for first-level elementary students in Lolonioro, a village located in the heart of the bush in southwest Burkina Faso.

Following the maternity leave of their teacher, the 67 pupils were unable to start lessons at the beginning of the official school year in September 2008.

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