Volunteers act FIRST
Behind the progress lie many factors. One is the willingness of many individuals to donate their time, effort, resources and ideas to the wellbeing and advancement of all. We call them volunteers.
-late UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
More than 48 Host Agencies mobilizing Volunteers
The V-Force has built partnerships with many organizations from private and public sectors and the United Nations agencies based in Sri Lanka. Whereas V-Force volunteers are mobilized always with a UN agency or partner organization of UnN agencies.
Volunteers at the forefront
V-Force was initiated in 2011 with a small group of 10 individuals. The group continued to grow through words of mouth and public outreach initiatives organized by UNV.
V-FORCE SERVICE LINES
The participation of V-Force in UN projects has brought in community perspectives while also helping the volunteers to understand the role of UN agencies in Sri Lanka, thus opening the UN and its work to the greater communities and beneficiaries.
Photography & Videography
Data Analysis & Compilation
Event Coordination & Support
V-FORCE UPTO 2020
Given the dynamic context in Sri Lanka and worldwide, V-Force provides UNV with an unprecedented opportunity to play a critical role in the achievement of the SDGs in Sri Lanka by widening dialogue spaces and designing innovative models for stakeholder engagement and monitoring.
REGISTERED HOST AGENCIES
Why we are different
The overall goal of V-Force is to leverage on the country’s rich volunteerism culture (40% of the population engages in volunteerism activities) and to provide opportunities for young people to strengthen skills. V-Force provides a nationwide platform for volunteers to network, collaborate and promote volunteerism. V-Force brings together people with a passion for volunteerism and a willingness to give back to society. V-Force makes way especially for the youth in Sri Lanka to initiate change and express their ideals while also ensuring youth participation in the development of the country.
The pandemic has highlighted the enormous potential of the human capacity to adapt to change and to support each other. This spirit is perfectly encapsulated in the scale of VOLUNTEERING.
UN Deputy Secretary – General, GTM2020
Behind the progress lie many factors. One is the willingness of many individuals to donate their time, effort, resources and ideas to the well-beings and advancement of all. We call them VOLUNTEERS.
Kofi A. Annan
We must shift the services to the community, and make sure mental health is included in universal health coverage.
UN Secretary – General
Public Representations Committee (PRC) – UNDP, UNV201660 V-FORCE VOLUNTEERSIn 2016 one of the main achievement of V-Force was the involvement in the Public Representation Committee (PRC). The PRC was appointed by the Prime Minister to gather and compile the proposals...
National Foresight and Innovation Summit for Sustainable Human Development - UNDP201650 V-FORCE VOLUNTEERSThe national foresight and innovation summit for sustainable human development was a two-day conference that consisted of participants mainly from all sectors of...
World AIDS Day – UNAIDS201580 V-FORCE VOLUNTEERSThe World AIDS Day celebrations focused on awareness-building. The event was held at the Independence Square in Colombo with volunteers carrying out a survey with visitors to gauge their knowledge and informing them of...
CONTRIBUTIONS TOwards SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
From Our Volunteers
V-Force paved me a better way to make the best out of myself while joining forces in building a better and stronger community.
V- Force paved me a better way to make the best out of myself while joining forces in building a better and stronger community.“I’m Devni currently working in the IT industry. I love to give back to society and to help build a better community and future in every...
Striving to make the world a better place, starting at a societal level further motivated me to join this platform
Striving to make the world a better place, starting at a societal level further motivated me to join this platform.“My name is Sofia Baskaran. Known to be an extrovert, social networking has always been one of my “go to” attributes, which has further developed my soft...
I would highly recommend anyone with time to spare and willing to serve the community to join up."My name is Francis Indika Samarawickrema and I am a self-motivated person with a positive mindset. I have 7 Years of work experience in the field of ICT with a BSc....