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World Heritage Volunteers 2018

Empowering the Commitment to World Heritage.

© Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute, Institute for Historic and Cultural Cities

This year’s theme for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2018 campaign is Empowering the Commitment to World Heritage. For its 11th year, 51 action camp projects will be implemented at 50 World Heritage properties and sites inscribed on the Tentative Lists, from June to December 2018, by 44 organizations in 28 countries. 

The WHV 2018 campaign provides empowering and enriching opportunities to young people and enables them to go beyond borders in some of the most outstanding places in the world. Volunteers will work together to preserve natural and cultural sites, as well as to raise awareness among local communities about their heritage.

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), the European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World.

Selected Projects


Full list of selected projects 
for the World Heritage Volunteers 2018 campaign

Join us

Volunteering for World Heritage
preservation is a unique experience.

To become a volunteer, please refer to the selected project descriptions for the WHV 2018 campaign below and directly contact the organization implementing your chosen action camp. The organizations will provide you with the procedure to follow and all the information needed for the application.


Arab States

Asia and the Pacific


Latin America and the Caribbean