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World Heritage Volunteer-Renovation, painting and decoration in Cultural Heritage held at the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal © UNESCO-CCIVS-Sambyubaa network

World Heritage Volunteers 2016

The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2016: Together for Heritage campaign illustrates the global success of the World Heritage Volunteers initiative, now running for the ninth consecutive year to mobilize youth to preserve and promote World Heritage by reaching out to their peers and their communities.

The WHV 2016 represents a great opportunity for volunteers to immerse themselves in learning about the day-to-day life in a World Heritage property, to acquire basic preservation and conservation skills, and to engage in intercultural exchanges with local communities.

From the exceptional monuments and buildings of Kathmandu Valley in Nepal to the massive pyramids of the Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan in Mexico, from the vineyards of the Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion in France to the vertiginous peaks of Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda, or even the narrow streets of the Medina of Fez in Morocco, the local and international volunteers of the WHV 2016 will be involved in projects held at several of the most outstanding sites in the world.

As volunteers, you will have the choice to join one of the 58 youth action camps taking place at 53 World Heritage properties or sites inscribed on the Tentative Lists from 35 countries and implemented by 47 various local youth organisations, NGOs or public authorities in cooperation with other stakeholders such as schools, universities, public and private institutions, and site management.

Volunteering in World Heritage preservation is a unique experience! If you want to get involved in a project, consult the brief descriptions of each of the WHV 2016 action camps. When you find the one you want to participate in, contact the project organiser. Please note that the email addresses are in the project profiles.

The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World.

If you want to get involved in a project, consult the brief descriptions of each of the WHV 2016 action camps. When you find the one you want to participate in, contact the project organiser. Please note that the email addresses are in the project profiles.
Africa
Arab States
Asia and the Pacific
Europe
Latin America