Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a UNICEF UNITE team?

UNICEF UNITE is UNICEF USA's grassroots movement, composed of volunteer-led and staff-supported local teams across the country advocating or taking action day in and day out to put children first.

Each UNICEF UNITE team is composed of a diverse community of UNICEF USA supporters committed to advancing local, state and national advocacy, fundraising, communications and community-building efforts to grow the number of Americans who care about putting children first at home and abroad.

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A UNITER is a UNICEF USA supporter who cares about protecting the rights of children, here and abroad. A UNITER takes action to put children first. Anyone and everyone can be a UNITER. If you belong to a UNICEF High School or Campus Club or a UNICEF USA Regional Board, if you’re a member of NextGen or of a faith-based or civil society organization that partners with UNICEF USA, we are excited to have you in our UNITE family already! All of you volunteers and individuals taking action in your communities to put children first – we need you, too!

UNICEF UNITERS wear many hats but they all have one thing in common: a commitment to make the world a better place for children. By UNITING as one, we can have a far greater impact. If you haven’t joined UNITE yet, please sign up here.

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How do I join a UNICEF UNITE team?

We currently have UNICEF UNITE teams in the following 18 cities; Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC. If you are located in or near any of these cities, reach out to volunteer@unicefusa.org to get connected with the captains of the team nearest you.

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How do I participate in UNICEF UNITE if I am not in a city with a UNITE team?

You don’t need to be a member of a UNITE team to participate in UNICEF UNITE. Once you join, there are loads of ways to take action within your own community. Check out our resources here to access essential tools and support to help you start your own fundraisers, advocate for legislation to put children first, speak out about UNICEF's work and mobilize volunteers in your own community to support Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Kid Power and other UNICEF USA programs. When you join UNICEF UNITE, you’ll also receive email updates about upcoming trainings and events.

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Can I be a part of UNICEF UNITE and join a UNICEF Club?

Yes! When you register to be a part of your school's UNICEF Club, you are also joining our larger community of supporters known as UNICEF UNITE. As a student you have the unique opportunity to be able to activate locally in many different ways. To begin, we always encourage students first to get involved in their school by joining or starting a UNICEF Club. After joining a club, you may look to see if there is a UNICEF UNITE team in your area. Your UNITE team can offer additional experiences, giving you opportunities to broaden your UNICEF network, take wider action and learn more about UNICEF’s work to put children first.

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How can I become a volunteer for UNICEF USA?

To become a UNICEF volunteer, join UNICEF UNITE here, to learn about all the ways you can take action to help UNICEF put children first. Once you register, we can point you toward any other UNICEF USA groups or programs that might be right for you!

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