International Volunteer Day: messages of thanks to all Cochrane volunteers


On International Volunteer Day, 5 December, we would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to our incredible global community. Thank you to thousands of Cochrane Supporters and Members who volunteer in so many ways to help bring trusted health evidence to the people who need it, all over the world.

Cochrane couldn’t have such a big impact without our volunteers. Volunteering is good for us – and good for our volunteers too! They can learn new skills and feel part of a global community working together to achieve better health for all. We value our volunteers and we are pleased to announce on International Volunteer Day our updated guidance on how you can look after the volunteers you work with.

The ways in which people volunteer at Cochrane is vast. Our citizen science volunteers in Cochrane Crowd help to classify evidence. People with lived experience from our Consumer Network peer review our evidence and provide feedback. We have translation projects around the world that work with dedicated volunteers to translate our evidence into 15 languages. 

There are many other volunteer roles in Cochrane and we are grateful to volunteers who make up our Board and Council, and anyone who helps promote Cochrane evidence  - whether they’re doing  by sharing on social media, blogging in Students4BestEvidence, updating Wikipedia articles, or creating Cochrane evidence podcasts.Cochrane recently launched our volunteer hub, Cochrane Engage. This is the first stop for anyone who wishes to support our work by volunteering in any capacity- we invite you to check it out! 

Thank you again to our many Cochrane volunteers!





Visit our volunteer platform, Cochrane Engage



Learn more about how Cochrane works with patients and carers







Watch this video in Russian


Watch this video in French




Learn more about the Cochrane Wiki project


Get social with Cochrane




Learn more about translating Cochrane evidence



Visit the Cochrane China website



Visit the Cochrane France website



Visit the Cochrane Japan website


Visit the Cochrane Malaysia website




Video also available in Portuguese



Video also available in Taiwanese Mandarin 



Video also available in Thai