World Heritage Volunteers – Working for the Future

January 29, 2024 Published by Alex McCoskrie

Call for projects 2024.

The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative (WHV Initiative) was created in 2008 within the framework of the World Heritage Education Programme at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, to leverage the power of volunteering and to mobilise and involve young people, organisations, institutions and communities in concrete actions at World Heritage Sites towards their preservation and promotion, beyond territories and boundaries.

This Call is an invitation for organisations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2024 Campaign with their proposed projects, and implement action camps, ideally between May and November 2024, in their communities. The proposed projects should help build stronger cooperation and valorise the engagement of local communities and young people at UNESCO World Heritage sites, through their rich
field activities and intercultural encounters; in line with the goals of the World Heritage Volunteers Initiative, they should aim to:

  • Raise awareness
  • Involve young people
  • Empower young people
  • Identify best practices
  • Strengthen sustainable cooperation

Click here to learn more about the initiative’s selection criteria, recommendations, timelines and application process.

Deadline for submission is Friday 16th February 2024.