Contribute to SDG by volunteering in these 6 projects today
According to United Nations Volunteerism Toolkit
“By mobilizing capacities and extending the reach of action, volunteers can facilitate and support people’s engagement in planning, implementing and monitoring the SDGs, bridging social capital and strengthening social cohesion.”
When the Sustainable Development Goals were launched at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, they signalled a very bold commitment to the people and the planet and were inclusive of a universal effort to fight for equality , defeat injustice and tackle climate change by 2030.
The Sustainable Development Goals ( Global goals ) , were a call for volunteers to be the vehicles that drove sustainable development.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development explicitly explains the importance of multi- dimensional partnerships and Volunteer groups that are needed as the most powerful means of implementation.
“ Volunteers Are The Stakeholders To Achieve The 17 SDGs.” Because , it is impossible to achieve these goals without a population of young , courageous individuals, who are engaged at all stages, at all levels and at all times.
Volunteering creates a strong ripple effect, which is exactly what we need to spread the awareness about these Goals and then to bring this knowledge to collective actions.
HERE is how AIESEC wishes to contribute to this mission, and some SDG projects across the Globe powered by AIESEC that are available for volunteering Today.
- CHANCE GIVER
Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City
This project aims to work for SDG 4- Quality Education.
( By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development. )
This Project aims to bridge the educational gap between the countryside and urban youth of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. These outskirt learners have limited or no access to communicative English, the need to learn which is becoming a necessity in this developing country.
The Volunteers work in a Pagoda which offers a platform to people of all age groups to learn different languages and communication skills through practical sessions, lectures, activities and creating interactive sessions among the class. It also includes the merger of education and cultural awareness through interactions planned in this particular manner. The Volunteers work in groups and close interactions with the students help them to build a strong community.
To Volunteer for this opportunity – Chance Giver Project ( SDG 4 )
- MIX FOR BOOST
This project aims to contribute to SDG 2- ZERO HUNGER.
( By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment )
Mix for Boost requires volunteers to work with small scale farmers in order to maximize food production. It involves educating the farmers about the sustainable methods of farming and training them on basic knowledge about the same. This is followed up by assisting them in selling their produce and submitting a report at the end of the project.
The project helps to improve the agricultural produce in Ghana , Africa and learn about various opportunities that exist in this field.
To Volunteer For this Opportunity- Mix For Boost
An opportunity to work towards SDG 3- Good Health And Well Being .
( By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being. )
The volunteers work with iCancerVive, an organization in Egypt which works in local hospitals to work and supports children with cancer by helping the foundation to conduct various activities in collaboration with the cancer departments of these hospitals.
The activities involve helping the treatment of cancer patients, providing the kids with psychological support , and provide them with friendly interactive spaces in fun rooms created by the foundation in the hospitals. Other activities include fundraising and awareness campaigns for cancer treatment and helping the hospitals to procure enough drugs for the treatment.
To Volunteer for this opportunity – iCancer Vive
- All For She 1.0
Ningbo Shi, China
(By 2030, End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere | Work For Gender Equality .)
Primarily the volunteers will be working for the awareness of women’s rights and importance of gender equality by teaching in primary schools and communities, and then holding presentations in the community about the same.
Working with different NGOs to help vulnerable girls and women and participating in public talks with students from some universities.
To volunteer for this opportunity – All For She
- ProJKT: Humaniac
Cikarang Utara, Indonesia
( By 2030, Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems )
The primary aim of the project is to work for animal welfare, prevention of animal abuse, improve the ironic condition of overpopulated strays, and to increase the strength of Human resources in these animal shelters.
The activities include fund raising activities to support NGO’s financial aids, conducting educational seminars in schools for awareness about animal welfare , helping the NGO with its basic activities like dogs and cats visit, vet visits, shelter cleaning , rescuing and adopting. Also participating in any other campaign o event that the NGO conducts.
To volunteer for this opportunity – Humaniac
- Coastal and Turtle Conservation Project – Oceano
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
( Sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans )
This project aims to preserve the Coastal areas and marine life of Sri Lanka . It involves visiting and volunteering in turtle hatcheries in Sri Lanka , participating in beach cleanup programs , studying about marine ecosystem in sri lanka and implementing findings in the volunteering activities.
To volunteer for this project – Oceano
Blog by-Khyati Ghai