Do you need help from volunteers to support you in your social or development work?  

To register as a potential recipient of volunteer support, send in full details about you or your organisation, specifying the social or development work you are engaged in - and, if relevant, highlighting any of the MDGs (see below) that your work may help achieve. Give details of the specific role the volunteer(s) would have, what skills or qualities they would need to have, and if relevant, when (e.g. what times) you would need them to come, and for how long they would be needed. Note that volunteers would not be expecting to receive any salary; however, contributions towards any costs they incur (e.g. travelling to/from your institution) can be offered. Some hosts of volunteers may like to offer certificates to volunteers who hade successfully completed their assignments.

Send in your application for registration, by e-mail or in hard copy, to the VIB Committee, whose address appears at the foot of this page. Please indicate if you would be willing to have the information you provide advertised on this web-page.

The Millennium Development Goals - how are they relevant for Bhutan’s volunteers?

Volunteer effort can serve to support Bhutan in many ways - and some activities may play a part in helping Bhutan to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, which it has committed to achieve by the year 2015. Just think: what contribution can volunteers make towards helping Bhutan achieve the following MDG goals?

  • Halve extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce under-five mortality by two-thirds
  • Reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters
  • Reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
MDGs: Find out more about the Millennium Development Goals worldwide and in Bhutan - and think about the role that volunteers can play in helping Bhutan achieve these!
Volunteerism & Development: Explore the relationship between volunteerism and development: "ESSENTIALS: Volunteerism and Development " (PDF 275 KB)

Volunteers in Bhutan Committee
c/o UNV Office
UN House
Thimphu, Bhutan
Tel: 322424 ext 114

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