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Supporting UNICEF From Within the United States

Our volunteers are dedicated supporters of all ages and backgrounds living in the U.S. who educate, advocate and fundraise on behalf of UNICEF in their communities. Our vast network of volunteers have increased awareness on issues of child survival, advocated for children's rights, and raised or leveraged funds for UNICEF for over 60 years. If you have any questions, please contact us at volunteer@unicefusa.org.

As a volunteer, you can:


Learn about UNICEF’s work in over 190 countries and territories and how you, friends, family and community members can take action right here in the United States.

  • Get started by attending one of our online volunteer trainings.
  • Whether you are a teacher, parent or a volunteer passionate about education, TeachUNICEF provides free resources that can be shared with any child in your community on world issues.


Influence public policy and legislative action for the survival, protection and development of the world's children.

  • Learn more about different opportunities to lead local advocacy efforts and rally constituents and policymakers to take action, including how to join a Congressional Action Team.


Organize a fundraiser or event in your community to support UNICEF’s work in putting children first.

  • In addition to organizing your own, join other UNICEF supporters by viewing our Fundraiser/Event map to see what public UNICEF events are taking place right now in your area.
  • Here are three ways you can help children in Haiti. We also encourage you to host a fundraiser to get others involved in supporting UNICEF’s relief efforts.  

Volunteer Highlights


Action of the Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. 5.5 million children are victims of human trafficking and forced labor. That is 5.5 million TOO MANY. Below are 4 ways you can take action to help #EndTrafficking: 

  1. Pledge to Stand Against the Trafficking of Children
  2. Learn the signs
  3. Post the Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
  4. Become a Conscious Consumer 

Syrian Crisis 

After nearly six years of conflict, Syrians are facing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. Some 13.5 million people in need of urgent life-saving assistance, including 6 million children. Here are three things you can do to help Syrian children today.


Ways to Take Action

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