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Volunteering should be “open to all”

Volunteering should be “open to all”


Volunteerism is a basic form of “social expression” and should be open to anyone who wants to contribute to the social good.

That’s according to Geoffrey Prewitt, the Chief of Development Programming at UN Volunteers (UNV).

Globally, there are around 7000 UNVs, as they are known, working in approximately 130 countries.

Pierre Marc Rene spoke to Mr Prewitt and began by asking the essential role volunteers play in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, an internationally agreed set of poverty alleviation and development targets.

Duration: 3’34”

Photo Credit
UN Photo/Pierre Marc Rene