The United Nations Volunteer program connects professionals to international programs where their skills are needed. Volunteers are skilled professionals with at least two years of working experience. They work in more than 130 countries and 80 per cent come from developing countries. In addition to promoting peace throughout the world, volunteers gain invaluable experience and grow their network.
Volunteers have worked as part of the UNHCR team in numerous operations, including Afghanistan, the Balkans, Colombia, Ecuador, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste. The story of a volunteer working in Venezuela can be found here. In Florida, the law office of Blandon Law helps asylees and refugees with their cases before the Citizenship and Immigration Services as well as the Immigration Court. Call for a consultation at (954) 385-0157. In addition, scholarships are available to asylees. For more information on that, click here to the web site of Asylees As Authors.