CALL FOR ONLINE VOLUNTEERS – UNDP Youth4Climate
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CALL FOR ONLINE VOLUNTEERS – UNDP Youth4Climate
UNDP’s Youth4Climate Secretariat is looking for four Online Volunteers engaged through UNV Online Volunteering Programme to support young climate leaders in pitching their projects.
Host Entity: UNDP – Youth4Climate
Number of online volunteers: 4
How many hours per week will the volunteer be needed? 6 – 10
Duration: 1 month (September – October 2023)
Application deadline: 20 July 2023.
Assignment context: CALL FOR ONLINE VOLUNTEERS – UNDP Youth4Climate
UNDP in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Environment and Energy Security (MASE) leads Youth4Climate, a global project in support of young people leading climate action. The Youth4Climate call for solutions funds youth-led projects in four areas: Food and Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, Climate Education, and Energy.
Shortlisted projects will be invited to attend the Youth4Climate: Sparking Solutions event taking place in Rome, Italy in October 2023. They will pitch their projects, with awardees ultimately receiving up to USD 20,000 in funding and an accompanying mentorship and learning offer.
We are looking for 4 online Volunteers engaged through UNV Online Volunteering Programme to support shortlisted projects in communicating about and pitching their objectives. Specifically, the online volunteers will:
➡ Assist shortlisted projects in refining their communication strategies to effectively convey their ideas, initiatives, and solutions;
➡ Help candidates develop persuasive pitching techniques for presenting their proposals to a wide range of stakeholders;
➡ Offer guidance on creating compelling presentations, visuals, speeches, and written materials to support candidates’ pitching efforts;
➡ Provide constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement to candidates to enhance the quality and impact of their slide decks;
➡ Provide feedback on mock pitches;
Each online volunteer will be responsible for up to 25 candidates and dedicate around 2 hours to each of them (including revision of slide decks and individual sessions).
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