The United Nations Online Volunteering Award 2013,


Submission Deadline: 12 August 2013

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is calling for nominations for the UNV Online Volunteering Award 2013, which will be presented to ten online volunteers or teams of online volunteers for their contributions to peace and development projects and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

A jury made up of UNV representatives and external experts in volunteerism and development cooperation will review the nominations and select the 10 winners.

In the run up to International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December,  the global public will be invited to vote for their favorite winner. The volunteer or team that gets the most votes will be announced as the public’s favorite on IVD.


The award will be given to ONLINE VOLUNTEERS or TEAMS OF ONLINE VOLUNTEERS, who supported an organization working for peace and development over the Internet. The online collaboration must date back less than two years and must have been facilitated through the UNV Online Volunteering service.


The jury will review the nominations and select the 10 winners based on the following criteria:

* Online volunteers’ commitment and contribution
* Collaboration between the volunteers and the organization
* Result of the collaboration and impact on the organization’s activities


The purpose of the award is to recognize online volunteers’ contributions towards achieving the MDGs, to showcase the many ways in which online volunteers can strengthen the capacities of organizations and to demonstrate the difference volunteers can make to peace and development projects by sharing their time, skills and expertise over the Internet.

The UNV Online Volunteering Award presents an opportunity for both, online volunteers and organizations, to bring their online volunteering experiences and good practices to the attention of a global audience.

Your experience may inspire others and thus help mobilize more volunteers to engage in peace and development activities over the Internet, or encourage more organizations to strengthen their efforts by tapping into the rich resource that online volunteers provide. Also, by submitting your nomination, you express your appreciation to your volunteers or fellow online volunteers for a successful online collaboration.


Please complete the nomination form below and submit your nomination by email to [email protected] NO LATER THAN 12 AUGUST 2013. Nominations can be submitted by organizations or by volunteers. Organizations may nominate their volunteers, and volunteers who worked on an assignment together with other volunteers may nominate their team. Nominations can be submitted in English, French or Spanish.

The winners will be announced in the run up to International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2013.

Please email your questions and comments regarding the award to [email protected]



To be submitted by 12 August 2013 to [email protected] .

Name of the organization:
Name of the organization’s representative:
Name(s) and email address(es) of the volunteer(s): Duration of the online collaboration: From …. to……

1. Describe in detail how online volunteer(s) contributed to the organization’s projects. Include a description of the project(s).

2. Describe how you organized the online collaboration (e.g. processes, tools, relationship).

3. Describe the result of the collaboration and its impact on the organization and its project(s).

4. Why do you think this volunteer / volunteer team should be amongst the winners of the UNV Online Volunteering Award 2013?

5. Add any additional comments you would like to make.

For More Information:

Visit the United Nations Online Volunteering Website


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