For Volunteers

Volunteer at UNYA – Get Involved, Take Action!

At the United Nations Youth Association of Denmark, we have a unique organisational philosophy. Although we have the traditional Board and our branch Leaderships, we are all volunteers at the end of the day.

Joining the UNYA Denmark as a volunteer is a way to take action and be a part of a supportive community that allows you to gain an informed stance on sustainability and communicate it to your peers. We pride ourselves on enabling and encouraging ALL of our volunteers to come up with projects, events, and activities that they are passionate about. If you have a good idea that is in line with UNYA’s purpose and values, download the form below and submit it to your local Leadership via email (see “About us” section):

Event Proposal Form for Aalborg Volunteers – for volunteers in Aalborg wishing to manage an event or activity.

Event Proposal Form for Copenhagen Volunteers – for volunteers in Copenhagen wishing to manage an event or activity.

Keep Yourself in the Loop – Subscribe to our Calendars!

UNYA Denmark also has several Google Calendars to which you can subscribe:

UNYA Denmark, Aalborg EventsSubscribing to this calendar will automatically feed UNYA events taking place in Aalborg onto your Google Calendar

United Nations Holidays & EventsSubscribing to this calendar will automatically feed International holidays celebrated at the UN onto your Google Calendar

Joining & Establishing Organizational Subdivisions

The UNYA Denmark consists of two branch that each contain several organizational subdivisions. Joining one of these can be a great way to get involved in UNYA as a volunteer with a specific interest. There are different types of subdivisions – function-oriented “teams,” and issue-oriented “working groups.” Here is an overview:

Organizational Subdivisions in Aalborg

  • Public Relations Team
  • Media Team
  • Social Media Team
  • Journalism Team
  • Climate Action Working Group
  • Debates Working Group
  • Sustainability Festival Working Group

Organizational Subdivisions in Copenhagen

  • Communications Team
  • Justice Working Group
  • Equality Working Group
  • Global Health Working Group
  • Environment Working Group
  • Case Competition Working Group

Everyone is welcome to start their own working group or team. For example, a working group could address a thematic area related to the Sustainable Development Goals, like “Reduced Inequalities” (SDG #10), or an event like a case competition. On the other hand, a team would address a specific organizational function or competence that members want to develop, for instance a Journalist Team that produces a magazine or a blog or a Media Team that generates and produces video and photography for the organization. Our approach has received overwhelming enthusiasm from volunteers and has led to the creation of numerous successful projects, events, and collaborations.