December 21, 2008 —
Since its beginning, UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. But we still have work to do. After 61 years, it remains unacceptable that 25,000 children die each day from preventable causes. Because you are reading this blog, I know you agree that we must reduce that number to zero.
November 20, 2008 —
I’m excited to announce that 2009 Tap Project Campaign Volunteer registration is up and running
October 26, 2008 —
I’ve blogged before about our search for Tap Project City Coordinators in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C., and I am happy to report that we have identified 34 individuals from across the country who traveled last weekend to Atlanta, Georgia for training, orientation and action planning.
While all communities are invited to join the 2009 Tap Project, City Coordinators will help recruit volunteers and restaurants to participate in the camapaign, conduct local trainings, coordinate awareness-building campaigns and support participating restaurants.
Although a person can live without food for more than a month, a person can only live without water for approximately one week. Lack of clean water is the second largest killer of children under five. Every day, 4,200 children die of water-related diseases. By participating in the Tap Project, these enthusiastic and passionate volunteers are helping UNICEF to reduce the daily number of needless deaths to zero
September 26, 2008 —
Our grassroots volunteer program continues to grow. Since we launched the Online Volunter Center in April 2006, tens of thousands of volunteers have registered as volunteers. Here on this blog, you’ve read about volunteers joining our Campus Initiative, or writing Congressional Representatives on an issue important to UNICEF, or becoming part of the Tap Project, or supporting UNICEF at Halloween, or conducting fundraisers to benefit UNICEF, and we are grateful for all our volunteer support.
We have developed many resources for volunteers to use on their own terms, at their own pace, and they are all posted in the Online Volunteer Center. Once you register as a volunteer, you’ll gain access to these resources including three self-guided online training modules. These modules, on UNICEF’s work, Advocating for UNICEF, and The World Water Crisis, will help you learn about UNICEF and give ideas for how you can take action in your community.
Register as a volunteer today, and take one of our training modules! If you are a registered volunteer and you have ideas for new training topics, please let us know by posting a comment below.
September 18, 2008 —
A few weeks ago, I blogged about our call for Tap Project Volunteer City Coordinators in seven cities. We’ve had a great response form many of the cities and are excited to be building our teams in them. However, we are continuing to accept applications for Denver and Chicago.
A brief position overview can be found in the volunteer section of the Tap Project website. If you are interested in becoming a Tap Project City Coordinator, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you are interested in volunteering for the Tap Project but not as a city coordinator, stay tuned! We will soon be asking volunteers across the country to join us again in recruiting restaurants, promoting the Tap Project and more.
Did you volunteer last year for the Tap Project? Dine in a participating restaurant? Tell us about it. Post your comments here.
August 27, 2008 —
It’s hard to believe it’s that time again, but the 2009 Tap Project is just around the corner. Here at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, we have been celebrating last year’s success and getting ready for next year. We will soon be asking volunteers across the country to join us again in recruiting restaurants, promoting the Tap Project and more