Want to meet some interesting people and help make the world safer, fairer and more sustainable?
Want to gain valuable experience in planning and organising fantastic events?
Or fancy writing web articles about climate change, international peace and security, human rights and sustainable development?
Then find out about our available roles and complete the application form below to register as a volunteer with United Nations Association Coventry Branch!
United Nations Association (UNA)
The United Nations Association (UNA-UK) is not part of the UN. It is a UK pressure group which tries to ensure the UK government fully supports the UN. It also has branches (such as the Coventry Branch) which inform the public about the UN.
Find out more about them at www.una.org.uk
UNA Coventry Branch
The Coventry Branch runs various projects which inform the people of Coventry about the UN and engage them in the topics which the United Nations thinks are important:
- peace and security;
- justice and human rights;
- sustainable development.
How to Volunteer
See below for our current projects and role vacancies. Pick the 3 projects/roles you prefer, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and tell us about yourself and what you want to do.
How to stay informed
Stay informed about our plans by joining our volunteer Whatsapp group. If you want to join this group, check the box that says you use Whatsapp on the application form below.
Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/unacov/
Follow our Twitter Account at @UNACoventry
Follow our Instagram account at unacoventry
The Branch Secretary is available at any time to provide support as required. Relevant training can be provided to enable you to fulfil your selected roles.
Our Current Projects
Check out the projects and roles below. Pick the ones you are interested in then register using the form below.
International Young Peoples Peace Essay Competition
This ran for the first time in 2020 and was very well received. The staff from Coventry University who judged the entries are very keen that the competition continues and grows in the coming years. For more information see the report on the 2020 competition.
Due to COVID-19 we are currently organising most of our events as video conferences. Many of these take the form of debates on a particular topic. Recent topics have included nuclear disarmament and human trafficking.
Coventry Climate Action Network (CovCAN)
This is a network of people who want to promote action on climate change. We need help in managing the group and also in developing stories for the website covcan.uk.
Sustainable Development Forum
We are working with people from Coventry and Warwick universities to develop a forum in which people interested in the issues surrounding sustainable development can meet, share ideas and work on joint projects.
We are working on a number of projects aimed at enabling people from different countries, culture, religions and races to communicate with each other in order to promote international understanding and building peaceful relations. For example we have created the peaceandreconciliation.uk website.
Low Carbon Cookery Book
We have started work on producing a cookery book providing low-carbon recipes that will appeal to a wide audience and also showing how their carbon footprint compares to standard British food. We need people to check the accuracy of the carbon footprint calculator we have produced, to gather recipes (with photos), to assess their carbon footprints, to select them for taste, to produces pages containing the recipe, to edit the book and take part in the publishing process including design and marketing.
Climate Change and Mental Health Ambassadors
The link between climate change and mental health is important and increasingly recognised. Sometimes it is called eco-anxiety or climate anxiety. We are looking for people interested in Climate Change and its impact on Mental Health. We are planning to organise a workshop with the Mental Health Department from Coventry and Warwick University and students can get involved in the creation of the proposal as well as the organisation of the workshop. Volunteers can help in creating and conducting surveys in order to raise awareness on the issue. More information at https://covcan.uk/climate-emotion/ and https://covcan.uk/climate-anxiety-is-normal-and-healthy/.
The Coventry Restorative Justice Forum is currently seeking RJ Ambassadors who will help them promote knowledge and availability of restorative justice in schools, universities and among communities. For more information and how to apply see this page.
We get a lot of volunteers who want to help us, and we need somebody who will process their applications, talk to them about our projects and work with them to decide which one(s) they want to help with.
Social Media Manager
We need people who can help us promote all the above activities on social media, on our websites and in the broadcast and published media.
We need people to help us run fun events that can help us raise funds to cover the cost of our activities.
Now please enter your details below and tell us which projects you are interested in.