Volunteers Voices

  • UNVolunteer Profile Series: Victor Igbokwe

    Victor is a 37 old international UN Volunteer and holds an MA in Human Rights and Conflict Management from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy. Although having arrived in India only a couple of months ago, Victor has already started travelling the country educating people about Disaster Risk Reduction Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.more 

  • Empowering Grassroots Governance

    Ganjam, Orissa State, India: Empowering the poor to take ownership over development needs UNV volunteers like Minaram Patnaik to help communities and the authorities work together.more 

  • Photo story: District Planning

    Ganjam, Orissa State, India: It is Minaram's role to coordinate with the authorities and communities to ensure clear understanding about how to make development work according to the people’s wishes.more 

  • Upgrading a Vision for a Better Life

    Jharsuguda, Orissa State, India: Life has changed for the tribal people of Orissa, but UNV volunteers are helping ensure that their rights are upheld.more 

  • Photo Story: Resettlement and Rehabilitation

    Jharsuguda, Orissa State, India: UNV volunteer Sibaram Das is himself from Orissa, and has a vital connection and insight into the needs and aspirations of the various stakeholders he works among.more 

  • Promoting Partnerships on Gender and Youth

    Lucknow and Sriperumbudur, India: To commemorate 2010, the International Year of Youth, UNV India and the Solution Exchange for Gender Community India organized a meet at the Hotel Piccadilly in Lucknow. Another youth workshop took place near Chennai.more 

  • United Nations Volunteers

    The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is inspired by the conviction that volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development. This is also true in a disaster situation.more 

  • Online Volunteerism

    A self-confessed online volunteering "addict", in his work for war-affected populations, Ashok Pillai transcends national borders.more 

  • DRM - Community Volunteers Instrumental in Bihar Flood

    The strength of disaster mitigation and management depends on the level of community involvement. UNDP’s Disaster Risk Management (DRM) project has been able to mobilize volunteersmore 

  • Volunteering to Help Resettle Families: A Young Man Supports Displaced

    Twenty-six-year-old Chakradhar Patra from Mayurbhani in Orissa supports people who have been displaced from their villages due to development projects such as dams, new upcoming industriesmore