Online Volunteer with UN: Fundraising To Help Nigerians Suffering Due To Covid-19 Lock-down

Date limite : 16 juin 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Les volontaires de l'ONU

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Online Volunteer with UN: Fundraising To Help Nigerians Suffering Due To Covid-19 Lock-down

UN Volunteers platform is offering an online volunteer opportunity, as it is looking for 5 volunteers from developed nations and other locations that can help raise funds for the PASDO to use in helping Nigerians who, by virtue of the widespread lock-downs that have completely crippled their daily income, are suffering economic hardships and are increasingly facing acute shortages of foodstuff, water, soaps and other basic needs. 

As coronavirus (covid-19) finds its way into Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, the governments at the federal and state levels have imposed lock-downs in a bid to curb its spread and minimize casualty. These lock-downs, which have only lasted for a few days, are beginning to have serious economic and food-security implications in a country where a vast majority of the population depend on daily wages to feed and cater for very basic needs. An increasing number of people are now being faced with making a decision between staying at home to die of hunger or risking contracting the virus by going out to work for food and damning the consequences on themselves and on the larger society. PASDO, under its Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis Response Program for Nigeria (CCRPN), is leading efforts to provide struggling families and individuals with food and other basic needs, which is one of the most practical ways to keep them at home in order to control the spread of the virus. 

Duration and working hours:

20+ hours per week for overall 8 weeks.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. The UNV should have; experience in soliciting donations; ability to create catchy marketing materials; and should possess good writing skills needed to run fundraiser campaigns.
  2. The UNV must have the ability to provide organixaiton with regular updates via emails and instant messaging app like WhatsApp or WeChat, hence full contact details should be provided. 
  3. Good command of the English language.

Volunteer duties:

The UNVs job will be to research and identify potential individual and institutional donors and then work with PASDO to contact them. 

Where necessary, the UNV will need to prepare write-ups and applications as well as deploy other online strategies for fundraising. 

Volunteer instructions here.

About UN Volunteers:

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to sustainable human 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. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective.

Through the Online Volunteering service, UNV offers: 

  1. A global platform for organizations and online volunteers to connect.
  2. An easy-search database of online volunteering opportunities.
  3. Tools to manage volunteers’ and organizations’ online collaboration.
  4. Access to online volunteering experiences, best practices and lessons learned.
  5. The possibility for volunteers and organizations to expand their networks.
  6. The advantage of the universal reach and neutrality of the United Nations.

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