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World Heritage Volunteers 2013

Following the Call for Project Proposals in January, 48 projects at 47 World Heritage sites in 28 countries have been selected to be part of “World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2013 – Patrimonito Voluntary Action, Inspiring Change”.

Jointly coordinated by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) and Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), WHV aims to mobilize and involve young people and youth organizations in World Heritage promotion and preservation. The WHV 2013 campaign has a special focus on the them of Sustainable Development and  International Year of Water Cooperation 2013. From the Great Wall in China to Galápagos Islands in Ecuador, each project consists of various activities such as workshops on World Heritage, hands-on activities for preservation of the sites, and opportunities to experience local culture.

For successful implementation and improvements of WHV, an Evaluation and Planning Meeting was held in March in Spitz-an-der-Donau, Austria, where representatives from 15 organizations participating in the WHV 2013 shared their past experiences and suggestions for the programme.

Selected Projects for
World Heritage Volunteers 2013

Below and attached is the list of selected projects for World Heritage Volunteers 2013. To view short descriptions of projects please click on the title of the project.


Latin America

Arab States



If you would like to find more about how to participate in one of the WHV projects as a volunteer, please refer to http://www.whvolunteers.org/ or contact CCIVS by e-mail at secretariat@ccivs.org.