World Heritage Volunteers 2016 - Call for Projects

World Heritage Volunteers Rainforests of the Atsinanana, Madagascar © UNESCO/YA4SD
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
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The World Heritage Centre (WHC) is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2016. In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World.

Together for Heritage

The WHV 2016 shall aim to raise awareness of young people, volunteers and local communities, about World Heritage related to sustainable development and biodiversity, integrating non-formal education tools on heritage preservation and conservation. For more information, please consider the Call for Projects document at this website.

Who can participate in this campaign?

Youth organisations that want to sensitise young people to the value of World Heritage sites, NGOs and institutions including public authorities that wish to organise an action camp to preserve and promote a World Heritage site with young national and international volunteers.

How to apply for this campaign? 

We kindly invite all the interested organisations and institutions to join the Initiative. In order to get involved in or renew your commitment to the protection and preservation of World Heritage through voluntary action and non-formal education, please fill in the on-line application as follows:

Please submit your application at the latest by 3 January 2016 at midnight (Paris Time).

If you have difficulties to access the online form, please download the PDF application from below and send it to (for projects in Africa, Arab States and Latin America), to (for projects in Europe) or (for projects in Asia) with a copy to