About Us

Volunteer Activists Institute (VA) is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and independent instituteRead More

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is a civil society which is dynamic, vibrant and democratic. A society which acts as an influential Read More

Partner up

We are always looking for new ways to reach our goals. This means partnering up with likeminded organizations Read More

Our Core Values

Our essential belief is a transparent and accountable civil society. We are equally dedicated to a diverse and participatory Read More

Introducing Volunteer Activists

Volunteer Activists Institute (VA) is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and independent institute, whose primary aim is capacity building among activists and civil society organizations; facilitation of information exchange among civil society activists, and advocacy and expansion of democracy, human rights and peace building within Iranian society and communities in the MENA region.

Our Programs

Volunteer Activists has five programs that work towards our mission: mobilizing all resources available for Iran and other MENA countries to go through the transition process from a weak and un-experienced civil society, to a strong and mature civil society. One that is an active participant in the country’s political discourse. All our ongoing projects are part of our five programs:

Research paper:

Call for urgent action: physical and mental health needs of children participating in the nationwide protests in Iran 2022

Iran has been the scene of uprisings against its government for many weeks now, which the Iranian government has sought to suppress with great force. Iranian teenagers are key victims in this process. To safeguard their physical and mental well-being as much as possible, it is imperative that international organizations start to offer support to these youngsters. This policy brief offers further details on the why and how  Read More

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