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Become a UN Volunteer

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If you are at least 25 years old with a university degree, working experience and is interested in volunteering, the United Nations may need your services.

The United Nations Volunteers program is a six to twelve month renewable contracts, with the expectation that the UN Volunteer will serve one year or more. Short term assignments are also available for a period of 3 months.


  • Settling-in-Grant calculated on the duration of assignment, paid at the beginning of the assignment;
  • Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) to cover basic living expenses, which is paid each month;
  • Travel on appointment and at the end of assignment as applicable;
  • Life, health and permanent disability insurance;
  • Annual leave;
  • Resettlement allowance calculated based on the duration of assignment, paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.


  • university degree or higher technical diploma;
  • Two years of relevant working experience;
  • At least age 25 when taking up an assignment (there is no upper age limit);
  • Good working knowledge in at least one of the three UNV working languages:English, French and Spanish
  • Strong commitment to the values and principles of volunteerism;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to adjust to difficult living conditions;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Prior volunteering and/or working experience in a developing country is an asset.


The majority of UNV assignments are filled by candidates from the database who have expressed an interest in becoming UN Volunteers. You can register HERE.

In some cases, they seek additional applications for a specific area of professional expertise or for projects which require larger numbers of UN Volunteers. You can find the Special recruitment opportunities HERE.

You can apply for the UN Volunteers short term program HERE.


Applications can be made on a rolling basis.

For further information kindly visit the United Nations Volunteers Webiste




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