The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.
Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device.
The United Way, in partnership between the School District of Manatee County and Manatee County Rural Health Services, provides volunteers to read to children while they wait to be seen by the doctor.
The School District of Manatee County has also produced a music video discussing the importance of hygiene in a way designed to interest the children.
In recognition of their role, volunteers are provided with everything they need to ensure they have the best Games experience possible, including meals, accommodation and a variety of leisure activities, ranging from educational programmes to concerts.
Great Britain’s Ian Kershaw, who volunteered during the London 2012 Olympic Games and hopes to have the chance to relive life as volunteer in Rio, says of his experience: “In London I was a workforce team leader in the Athletes’ Village.
From the 2,191 volunteers at the Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952 to the 70,000 at the London Games in 2012, each edition of the Games has seen incredible support from thousands of men and women, who in the lead-up to and during the Games work freely and tirelessly in an array of areas and functions to ensure that everything runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
The setup at i Heart Volunteers is a bit different from your typical startup.
Co-founders Shelly and Chris Zenner have two young girls, and Chris works full-time at a local Veterans Affairs Clinic - so the budding organization is run largely early in the morning, during naptime and in the evenings.
Like most dating sites, i Heart Volunteers aims to help people find love, but this site is for a particular type of seeker - volunteers.
The organization (discreetly) vets volunteering experience, to connect people who hold values such as compassion, helping others and community close to their hearts.