We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.
In 1985, the United Nations established December 5th as International Volunteer Day. Since then, many individuals and organizations have observed this day to highlight the positive outcomes that are a direct result of volunteerism.
As an organization that aims to improve the relationship between America and the Muslim World through volunteer work, America’s Unofficial Ambassadors (AUA) observes this day with hope that more private American citizens will commit to volunteering throughout the Muslim World to meet human development challenges in education, community needs, and other key areas.
AUA is a great outlet for anyone who wants to embark on a volunteer journey in a Muslim-majority country. There are many ways to get involved!
AUA DIRECTORY OF RECOMMENDED ORGANIZATIONS ©: The premier resource for finding short-term volunteer opportunities in the Muslim World
MOSAIC SCHOLARSHIP: A program that provides scholarships to support Americans volunteering with an AUA Directory-listed organization in a Muslim-majority country
BUILDING PEACE BY BUILDING HOMES: A delegation of peace building volunteers who build homes with families in Muslim-majority countries
SCHOOL-2-SCHOOL: A cultural exchange and educational development program that enables schools in the United States to partner with elementary schools in countries emerging from conflict or facing the challenges of poverty
AUA NETWORK: A community of past, current and future volunteers who are interested in building people-to-people partnerships between America and the Muslim World
Volunteerism is a powerful tool that can be used in all cultures. A simple act of kindness and generosity can work wonders to change the most negative view of a person or culture. It’s a winning situation on all counts: a community is helped, a stereotype is shattered, friends are made and most importantly, lives are changed.