VOLUNTEERING






"The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth."

- President John F. Kennedy

Why ?


Community engagement is one of the most efficient ways to make a change. If you are ambitious, passionate, and conscious of the problems of your community and your country: get to work! There are organizations that target every field, from education to ecology. In addition to the positive impact you’ll make, you’ll improve your skills, earn experience, improve your resume and you’ll meet the actual and the future Tunisian leaders.

How do I get started ?


It’s important to be committed and willing to give some of your time to a cause and a team. You can either join already existent associations (clubs, organizations) or create your own if you have an inventive and useful idea. Once you’ve joined a group, take the initiative! Don’t wait passively for someone to dictate you what to do: innovative spirit, as much as team spirit, is essential.

Where to look ?


Many websites and organizations offer help and present opportunities for activists. Jamaity, Associations Tunisiennes and Opportunity Desk may provide opportunities, but in the domain of associative work it might be necessary to reach out to sponsors such as companies, national organizations (ministers…) and international ones (PNUD, ALESCO…). You might get rejected, but don’t give up: determination and persistence are the primary conditions to your success.

Useful Links

List of Tunisian non-profits by domain/région - Founding a non-profit or founding a club

Opportunities and events

Jamaity - Associations Tunisiennes - Opportunity Desk

Financing

UNDP - ALESCO

The UN's SDGs


"On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.

Do you want to get involved? You can start by telling everyone about them. We’ve also put together a list of actions that you can take in your everyday life to contribute to a sustainable future."

The United Nations, about the Sustainable Development Goals