Society, culture, sports, Patriotic education – the popularity of volunteer programs in America is growing, covering all new areas. Along with one-time promotions and short-term projects, there are long-term programs designed for several years. For some of them, dates for 2021 are already known.
Volunteering at the UN
The United Nations selects candidates for volunteer work on a permanent basis. There are three directions:
- in the candidate’s home country (in this case, America);
- volunteering online.
The term of work abroad is 6-12 months, in some cases it is extended to two years. The organizers pay for it:
- directions to the place of work;
- basic expenses.
Candidates over 25 years of age with higher education and at least 2 years of work experience are considered. A prerequisite is knowledge of one of the UN working languages (English, French, Spanish).
Volunteer programs in America vary in duration-from two weeks to several years. The list of requirements for each project changes. Basic selection criteria:
- age from 22 years (there are offers for applicants from 18 years of age);
- citizenship or legal residence in America;
- knowledge of the native language and one of the UN working languages.
UN volunteers work with young people, Mature people, and urban communities. Often their activities take place in the field – you need to be prepared for this.
You can find out about open vacancies, programs and apply on the official UN website at the linkhttps://www.unv.org/become-volunteer/volunteer-your-country.The application forms must be completed in English. You can also get acquainted with the specifics and directions of volunteer activities online.
Beijing 2022 Olympic games
The summer and winter Olympic games have always been Central to sports-oriented volunteer programs. The schedule of upcoming games is already available:
- 2022-Beijing winter Olympics;
- 2024 summer games in Paris;
- 2026-winter games in Milan.
In 2021-2022, the organizing Committee is recruiting volunteers for the Beijing Olympic games. In total, it is planned to gather 39 thousand volunteers, 27 thousand of whom will be involved in the Olympics, and another 12 thousand-in the Paralympic games.
Applications are accepted until June 31, 2021. The organizers will announce the results of the selection on September 20 of the same year.
Candidates can become volunteers at the upcoming Olympiad:
- Those who have reached the age of majority by January 1, 2022.
- Those who speak English, and ideally Chinese.
- Having free time and desire.
The competition is high, but the chances are there. Volunteers at the Olympics will be involved in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic games, help the organizers during competitions and other events. The organizing Committee will divide the candidates into two categories. The first group consists of ordinary volunteers, while the second group consists of specialists in a specific field (doctors and medical staff, drivers, translators).
Detailed information can be found on the official website of the Olympic gameshttps://www.olympic.org/olympic-games.
AFS is an international organization that invented and was the first to conduct a cultural and educational exchange of high school students. This was back in 1947. Since then, the organization’s volunteers have been working in various countries, including America.
Volunteer exchange programs are also planned in America in 2021. The host country hosts students from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.
Families from different regions of the American Federation that have an AFS school can participate in the project. The list of educational institutions is available on the organization’s websitehttps://www.afs.ru/, in the “receive” section.
Candidates must fill out an application form-you can do this there, on the website. The term of admission of a foreign student varies-3, 6 and 12 months. The host party voluntarily assumes the responsibilities of the family, no material remuneration is provided for this.
“Mission 2021” is a volunteer program that is held in the Republic of Sakha in America. The goal of the project is to help children and adolescents who have found themselves in difficult life situations to socialize. The project started in 2018 and is designed for 4 years.
Socialization of schoolchildren aged 11-15 is usually carried out in several ways:
- Through mentors from among young people.
- The education and training of young sports volunteers.
- Assistance in organizing and conducting sports events at the national level.
On the website “Volunteers of America” you can register and get acquainted with the program in more detail.
“Cultural volunteers” is a national project developed and implemented with the support of the Ministry of culture throughout the American Federation.
Its goal is to double the number of Americans involved in culture and increase the number of requests to digital cultural resources by 10 times. This will be done by cultural figures and volunteers, organizing festivals, concerts, and other events.
All information about the program is available on the websitehttps://волонтеры-культуры.RF/.
800 years of Nizhny Novgorod
The presentation of this program took place on March 3, 2020. Since that day, the formation of a base of volunteers who will help organize and conduct events on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod has begun. In total, the organizers expect to attract more than 1,000 people.
Anyone over the age of 16 can become a volunteer. The candidate’s age and citizenship do not matter – what matters is their active life position, sociability, teamwork, desire, and love for the city.
Acceptance of applications has already started and will last until March 2021. You can submit them on the city’s websitewww.nizhny800.ru.Those selected will be pre-trained, after which they will be divided into areas of work.
There will be two areas of volunteer work:
- Event management. It includes meeting guests, informing them, helping the audience, working at event venues, and interacting with the media.
- Social.Involves participation in the project “800 good deeds”. The project is dedicated to helping people.
All volunteers will receive equipment, transport cards and entrance tickets to city events.