United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is the nodal UN agency that contributes to peace and development worldwide through volunteerism. UNV believes in ‘Volunteerism for Development’. The concept of volunteerism for development centres on optimizing volunteerism’s impact on peace and development. Achieving this, requires the cooperation and commitment of the public sector, civil society and the private sector with support from the United Nations system and the world community. Individual citizens also have an important role to play through volunteering. Every day, individuals are engaged in development initiatives through volunteer actions, both large and small, in an effort to improve conditions for others and themselves. Volunteerism by millions of people is critical to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The objective of V-Force India is to encourage volunteerism by providing an opportunity for local volunteers to engage with United Nations and enable them to contribute to sustainable development. V-Force India is created as a platform for community engagement, reaching out to people of all ages, backgrounds and skills and integrating them into a range of activities carried out by UN agencies in India. V-Force provides a nationwide online platform for volunteers to network, collaborate and promote volunteerism.
The ambition of V-Force India is to become a highly valued tool, engaging with reliable, enthusiastic volunteers that support them with short-term tasks and assignments. The V-Force comprised of online volunteers who will conduct outreach activities either online, or in the field (in their communities) to support campaigns and conduct advocacy for assigned initiatives.