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To become a UNICEF grassroots volunteer, please register online at unicefusa.org/actioncenter. Share your time with UNICEF and join our mission to save children's lives. As a registered volunteer, you'll have access to special volunteer resources, be able to communicate with other volunteers who are working to make a difference, and receive the latest information about UNICEF's programs and volunteer opportunities!
For more information about our volunteer program and the many ways to volunteer for UNICEF, please visit our Action Center, where you will find information on all U.S. Fund for UNICEF campaigns and programs, such as Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the UNICEF Tap Project, the UNICEF High School Club Program and the UNICEF Campus Initiative. All programs afford volunteers the opportunity to educate, advocate and fundraise on behalf of UNICEF in their communities.
For any questions or concerns you may have, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers have the opportunity to educate, advocate and fundraise on behalf of UNICEF. Our volunteers are encouraged to participate in at least three activities a year to support UNICEF's mission. For more information about the many volunteer opportunities available, please visit our Online Volunteer Center at unicefusa.org/actioncenter.
U.S. Fund for UNICEF Grassroots Volunteers are an integral part of a vast network of volunteers across the United States that has increased awareness of issues of child survival, advocated on behalf of, and raised or leveraged funds for UNICEF for nearly 60 years. Our volunteers are of all ages, gender and race/ethnicity living in the United States.
While we welcome volunteers of all ages, we ask that volunteers under the age of 13 conducting UNICEF-related activities be supervised by an adult such as a guardian, teacher or club advisor. Only individuals who are of 13 years of age or older can register online as a volunteer.
Please note we are only able to work with individuals in the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please contact the UNICEF office closest to you. To locate the closest office, please visit unicef.org/infobycountry and click on your country's name, and contact us.
There are many UNICEF activities for students and youth. For youth over the age of 13, we invite you to register online at unicefusa.org/actioncenter. Once you are registered, you'll have access to lots of special volunteer resources, be able to communicate with other volunteers who are working to make a difference, and receive the latest information about UNICEF's programs and volunteer opportunities.
Youth may also support of UNICEF by:
Additionally, college students may participate as members of our Campus Initiative program. The UNICEF Campus Initiative is a student-led program on college campuses that partners with the U.S Fund for UNICEF to perform three main functions: educating about, advocating for, and fundraising for UNICEF's lifesaving work.
A limited number of internship opportunities are available in our New York City National Headquarters and are available only to matriculated college or graduate lever students. To apply, visit www.unicefusa.org/jobs. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF does not have overseas internships. Placement is subject to the needs of the organization, and the skills and interests of the intern. Interns help in a variety of activities, including research, analysis, marketing, and communications. Interns also assist in general office support and special projects.
U.S. Fund for UNICEF asks that grassroots volunteers:
As a U.S. Fund for UNICEF grassroots volunteer, you will:
Our UNICEF Action Center at unicefusa.org/actioncenter hosts a multitude of resources and information for our volunteers, including resources to help you educate, advocate and fundraise on behalf of UNICEF. The UNICEF Action Center also allows you to network with other volunteers in your local community and across the nation through our bulletin board and events calendar, and provides online training for you to learn more about UNICEF's work.
Any additional questions or concerns regarding the volunteer program can be directed to email@example.com.
No, UNICEF does not deploy volunteers to the field, but rather we utilize the United Nations Volunteer Program. More information can be found at unv.org. Other organizations that offer overseas volunteer programs may include Habitat for Humanity, Care USA, and United Planet.
As a fundraising organization serving UNICEF, positions at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF are typically in the marketing and fundraising areas and are based here in the United States. Job opportunities and requirements are posted online at unicefusa.org/jobs.
To find a list of current employment opportunities and requirements for employment with UNICEF globally, please see UNICEF's employment website.
Please follow the formal procedures established by UNICEF and the UN.
Guidelines for fundraisers to benefit UNICEF can be found in our grassroots volunteer policies and procedures at unicefusa.org/actioncenter (during the registration process). You may choose a fundraiser from one of our downloadable toolkits or create your own, using our guidelines. If you choose to host a fundraiser, please make sure to register it and receive approval at www.unicefusa.org/fundraiserapplication.
Donations can be sent to us at our National headquarters in New York to the below address:
U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Volunteer and Community Partnerships
125 Maiden Lane
New York, New York 10038
Please note we only accept checks and money orders through the mail. Checks and money orders can be made payable to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Online credit card donations can be made at unicefusa.org/donate.
Acknowledgements will be sent to donors making a donation via check, money orders and credit card. Donors will receive an official acknowledgement 4-6 weeks after we receive the donation.
There are many ways for volunteers to make an impact other than hosting an event. Other volunteer activities include advocating on behalf of UNICEF by writing your local Congressperson; reading UNICEF's fieldnotes blog at fieldnotes.unicefusa.org to learn about the challenges facing the world's children and UNICEF's work; sharing your thoughts and ideas with other volunteers through our blog or bulletin board; and volunteering at or attending a local volunteer-led UNICEF event.
For list of volunteer activities, please visit our UNICEF Action Center at unicefusa.org/actioncenter.
Due to limited staff resources, we aren't able to respond to each individual request for information. Therefore, we suggest that you visit unicefusa.org for programs in the United States, and unicef.org for information about the more than 150 countries around the world where UNICEF works, and specific information about the programs UNICEF conducts.
While we do not issue verification letters for our volunteers, you may use the confirmation e-mail that you receive when registering as volunteer as a mean of verification. If a donor or business asks for further verification for your local UNICEF volunteer activity, you may direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.