“Volunteering in Videos” Video Contest

When. June – August, 2010
Aim. To promote volunteering as a means for citizens to participate in development, and to promote the use of media as an innovative means of public expression.
Description.  The project challenged Armenian individuals and organizations to get inspired and show what they can do to give each other a hand for the future of the nation. The way we saw these issues addressed was through an online video contest focusing on youth volunteerism and entitled “Volunteerism in Videos.”
The competition aimed to award one amateur video about volunteerism made by a young person or featuring youth in action. It also aimed to acknowledge volunteering by the young volunteers themselves, using a medium which is both popular and accessible to the wide audience of current and future stakeholders in the field of volunteering– both those who provide voluntary services and those who benefit from them.
The online video contest “Volunteerism in Videos” was held with the assistance of the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Armenia, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme and the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI).