Volunteers can play an important role in building a child-friendly city. They can campaign, raise awareness, help organize local events and help fundraise. Significant capacity building, clear guidelines and procedures and a stringent vetting process is required to guide the volunteer process and avoid reputational risk.

Through child and youth participation programmes, such as Young Ambassadors initiatives, children and young people can be supported as volunteers to raise awareness of UNICEF’s work, conduct child rights education and/or support fundraising efforts.