UNV’s Online Volunteering (OV) service connects development organisations and volunteers over the Internet and supports their effective online collaboration.
It gives development organisations access to a broader pool of knowledge and resources to enhance their capacities, while it offers individuals worldwide additional opportunities to volunteer for development and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
The OV service has enabled more than 900 non-profit development organisations (CSOs, government institutions, academic institutions, United Nations organisations) to benefit from the support of more than 9,500 individuals from 172 countries (60% women, 40% from developing countries in 2006) who:
- Provide technical expertise (e.g. advice on waste disposal, contract drafting)
- Support project and resources management (e.g. project planning, volunteers management)
- Contribute to knowledge management (e.g. data collection, database development)
If you are interested in using online volunteers by posting an assignment, your first stop should be UNV’s Online Volunteering service at www.onlinevolunteering.org