Help the UNDP's (United Nations Development Programme) International Poverty Centre forge research partnerships in the Arab States region?
Do graphic design for Lawyers without Borders?
Provide CiviCRM and Drupal support for the Aid Workers Network?
Write a great apes species profile for the African Conservation Foundation?
You can find online volunteer opportunities like these from UN agencies, and development organizations on the UNV Online Volunteering Service. The UNV recently updated its site to make it easier for individuals to find online volunteer opportunities, and for organizations to post them.
Mrs. Rizki of the Mr. and Mrs. Rizki blog, has been a member of the UNV online volunteering community for 5 years. She recently signed up to do some translation:
"I found this organisation named PEOI, which specializes in providing free online education for several countries, including Indonesia. I, basically translate their English contents to Indonesian."
SanityFound's Ramblings joined the United Nations Online Volunteer Programme when she was home with extra time on her hands:
"I loved the concept of being able to help the Developing Nations while I worked as I was not in a position to join the full time volunteer programmes."
You can search for volunteer opportunities in English, French or Spanish by task, development topic, and region. Best of all, all of your work is done online, so you can fit it in to your schedule!
Have you ever been an online volunteer for the UNV? What was it like?Cross-posted from The Extraordinaries