Want to Help Humanitarian Operations in Libya using your Laptop? Join UN Volunteers Online Now!

The UN Online Volunteer Service (OVS) has now teamed up with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the standbytaskforce.com to support crisis mapping efforts in Libya. This means you can now join the UN as a volunteer to provide direct support to the humanitarian response in Libya.
The Libya Crisis Map helps both OCHA and operational organizations like UNHCR, WFP and the Red Cross to both develop a better situation overview as well as complement traditional assessments in determining the most appropriate response to the humanitarian emergency. At the request of OCHA’s Information Services Section, the Standby Volunteer Task Force was activated to create and support the Libya Crisis Map.

Josette Sheeran is the Head of WFP

The Task Force is an online volunteer community dedicated to providing crisis mapping support to international organizations like the UN and to local organizations to improve their situational awareness and decision making in times of crises. There are 5 ways you can help in Libya by just using a computer or laptop:
  • Media Monitoring
  • GPS Support
  • Verification Support
  • Report Creation
  • Analysis Support

You don’t need any prior experience in crisis mapping. Our volunteer coordinators will give you all the hands on training you need so can start helping the humanitarian operations in Libya right away. The skills you learn will also serve you well in the future as more humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations are looking for this kind of experience and skill set. More importantly though, you get to make a real difference!

For more information on the current Libya Crisis Map, see:

Please help us spread the word! Thank you



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    Posted March 10 at 5:00 pm | Permalink


  2. James Hurungo
    Posted March 10 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    I would really appreciate being considered to be one of the volunteers in the Libyan crisis.

  3. Olagoke-Adaramoye, Dare
    Posted March 10 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    I give you kudos for the good works you are doing, more grease to your elbow.
    I will like to volunteer and fully participate in helping out Libya with my laptop. Thanks…

  4. Joel A. Vecino
    Posted March 11 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    Count on me with full support and volunteer 24/7.
    I`m right herein Philippines, what help could i extend, contribute?

  5. جمال محمود
    Posted March 11 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    انا ممكن اساعد

  6. جمال محمود
    Posted March 11 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    انا ممكن اساعد انا اقدر الي انتو في وانا مطتوع للمساعدة

  7. Nadia
    Posted March 11 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    lets join hands to spread democracy…. I’d be glade if considered as a volunteer and could help in this cause for bringing back democracy to Libyan people by any means….

  8. Avi Sharma
    Posted March 11 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I would really love to work on this UN mission and hope to bring things back in order. I have been a 5 star rated volunteer with UNIPC-IG and lets hope you guys will give me a chance to showcase my talent.
    Lets make world better, lets make Libya safer !!

  9. om
    Posted March 11 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I think that the existing infrastructure is not ready to handle the public request for volunteers.

    While it is an admirable effort, I feel strongly that the processes are not in place to manage training or control the random inputs at the moment. In the medium term, I see as much effort spent correcting and filtering reports as creating them.

    I would suggest a more robust recruiting effort for getting reports and an identifying mechanism so that consistent reporters can be invited to join.

  10. Haley Iranzamin
    Posted March 11 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Please let me know how to volunteer. I would love to help..
    Thank you!

  11. alicia
    Posted March 11 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    I love to help the people in libya.,.as a volounteer…please let me know.

  12. Abdullahi Halakhe
    Posted March 12 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    How can i participate? I am living in New York

  13. Khaled Tahoon cat
    Posted March 12 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I can help with anything you want

  14. Posted March 12 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Khaled, please sign up here if you haven’t already:

    Thanks again!

  15. Posted March 12 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Abdullahi, please sign up here if you haven’t already:

    Thanks again!

  16. Posted March 12 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Alicia, please sign up here if you haven’t already:

    Thanks again!

  17. Posted March 12 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Haley, please sign up here if you haven’t already:

    Thanks again!

  18. Posted March 12 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Hi Om, thanks for your feedback. By all means email me a Google Doc with details outlining a more robust recruiting effort for getting reports, identifying mechanism, etc. Many of us working on the Libya crisis map have been going non-stop for 11 days now, with little sleep. We had to turn around the new recruitment mechanism within an hour. So we haven’t had the luxury of taking a few steps back at this point. This is why I’d appreciate your help given that you feel you could do a better job. Please email me the Google Doc directly. If you could set up the necessary Google Forms, spreadsheets, additional documents, etc that are needed to put your plan in action asap, I’d really appreciate that as well. Thanks again. ps. I’m curious why you didn’t email me your concerns directly, since you’ve had my email address for months and know how to reach me.

  19. Posted March 12 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Super, thanks for getting in touch Avi. Just saw that you joined the Ning platform, thanks!

  20. Posted March 12 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Joel, please sign up here if you haven’t already:

    Thanks again!

  21. Posted March 12 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks James, please sign up here if you haven’t already:

    Thanks again!

  22. Posted March 13 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi Om, still waiting for your Google Doc…

  23. Md Arifur Rahman
    Posted March 13 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I am in Bangladesh, Manny BD people are live in libya, i want to help them and others.

  24. Posted March 13 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks very much for offering to help, here’s how you can sign up:

  25. samah
    Posted March 14 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I’m tunisian , I live in south of Tunisia .Please let me know how to be volunteer to help refugees from Libya.
    Thank you!

  26. Tallulah
    Posted April 4 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Seems all the positions have been filled. Do you anticipate the need for more volunteers? If so, is there a waiting list? I would be interested in adding my name to that list. Thank you.

  27. John
    Posted April 25 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Please, consider having me join your mission in Libya to give a helping hand to those in need in that country. I am ready and willing to do whatever is asked of me to aid you. Once again, please reply and consider me.

  28. dodi
    Posted May 19 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    with regarding to the libyan war, we all your assisstance here in west libyan border, we suffer of alot difficults that have been increased due the war specially the injured and hurted rebiles who were fighting the gaddafi regime, also the refugees have siffered from many problems specially the life needs, such as shulters, food, and some fuel to the rebiles.

    please you are request to give us your hands to pass this war and gp to the right way in our new democratic coutry

  29. Zahid Rahman
    Posted July 4 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    How can i Participate?
    i am working in National NGO in Bangladesh.
    I am living in Bangladesh.

  30. antonet
    Posted August 29 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    Would like to help people of libya.

  31. Sam Sherman
    Posted December 28 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    How can I get involve,, we need to contribute to the Mediation & Conflict Resolution, for a successful peace building and reconstruction ? We want to contribute our services to this mission . We can also ‘ll be helpful during the disarmament demobilization rehabilitation & reintegration program .. I can be reach at this contact, I live Columbia, Maryland U.S.A…

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