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VACANCY- Become a UN Paid Volunteer

UN Paid Volunteers are between 18 and 55 years old, and work with UN agencies on the front lines of political, developmental and humanitarian operations.

Who are UN Volunteers?
UN Volunteers are a separate category of UN Volunteers recently created in response to the United Nations Secretary-General’s call for greater engagement in volunteerism of history’s largest generation of people. UN Volunteers help the United Nations – one of the world’s most important intergovernmental organizations – to fulfill its mission. These volunteers are assigned to host United Nations agencies to work on the frontlines of political, developmental and humanitarian field operations. UN Volunteers are people aged 18 to 55 years who want to engage in development and peace initiatives worldwide.

What do UN Volunteers do?
As a UN Volunteer, you will help advance peace and sustainable development either in your own country or in another country around the globe. You will help people to lead healthier and safer lives and communities to be able to better address present and future challenges.

UN Volunteer positions are wide ranging; you may work in human rights, climate change adaptation, primary health care, disaster management, peace building, youth engagement or many other areas. You may work directly in a United Nations agency or be assigned to one of its partner organizations, a university or the government.

In return, you will be rewarded with an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Your engagement as a UN Volunteer will be an opportunity to change the world for the better while simultaneously honing your own skills, gaining knowledge and a better understanding of the realities of international development and peace building.

How long is the assignment?
Because UN Volunteers are sponsored by United Nations agencies, their partners, governments or academic institutions, the length of assignment depends on the requesting entity’s needs. Most UN Volunteer assignments are between six and 24 months. On occasion, national and international UN Youth Volunteer assignments are less than six months and then are referred to as ‘short-term’ assignments.

When UN Volunteers are sponsored by an academic institution, they are called UN University Volunteers. UN University Volunteers undertake shorter duration assignments – generally between three and six months.

Benefits:

UN Volunteers receive a basic living allowance that allows the volunteer to live healthily and safely in the assigned area. If you volunteer outside of your home area, return airfare or land transport (as applicable) and some other basic costs are paid by the host agency. You will receive orientation and training before and after your assignment.

Who qualifies as a UN Volunteer?
The UN Volunteer programme is looking for motivated and talented youth between the ages of 18 and 55. (Note: you must be younger than 55 throughout the duration of your service). The educational background and experience required varies by assignment, but generally both graduates and non-graduates are eligible to apply.

How To Apply:

  • All UN Volunteer assignments to volunteer abroad application is only online.
  • Use the Application link provided on this website to start your application free of charge.
  • Start your application online here.

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30 comments

  1. My name is Aluwana Robert I’m 35 years old. Currently I assist in our family guest house operations for more than 20 years now. I’m very much interested to work as UN volunteer. Please do don’t hesitate to contact me on my e-mail @ robertaluwana@gmail.com

  2. Nteziyaremye Protais

    I d like to apply to be the UN volunteer in Rwanda. It d be better if it is in Regis campany. I have a bachelor’s degree in Literature.

  3. I am interested on the army part and I have seen this announcement just suit’s my interest, how can I get to join it since I am all passionate in peace keeping and maintainability within and beyond the boundaries of my country

  4. Salut …jusqu’à present je pas eu des reponses

  5. where is link there is no link

  6. I have a certificate in social work and a class 2 drivers licence.

  7. Hello
    My name is Ahmed slim I’m Tunisian I have 35 years I have a master degree in law and I’m interested to this opportunity
    Thanks my number phone is 21622822672
    Email is aminbelhaj6@gmail.com

  8. hey i am interested but there is no link for applying

  9. hello, there is no link for application

  10. I want to volunteer.

  11. Lalit bahadur bhandari

    Im doing villunter

  12. I am interest in be a UN volunteer, and hope that I can get this job to help me and family in Liberia. I live in Liberia.

  13. I have tried to apply for the UN volunteer job but all the link does is shoot me straight a certain university to apply for online tuition. Is this bogus?

  14. I’m Nurah Ahmad Bala from Nigeria. I graduated from Nuhu Bamalli polytechnic Zaria Nigeria where I obtained my HND qualification. I’m strong and healthy enough to give my best in this great organization. Thank you

  15. i am interested

  16. How to apply for UN volunteers?

  17. Arni Avilio Montoya Mc Dermoth

    Hello, I am interested in opportunitties that you offering, I would like to be a part on your job team.
    Thanks.

  18. I want Apply for Volunteer plz send me Link

  19. am graduate having 16 years admin exp age 45 looking admin position

  20. How to apply for the UN Paid volunteers

  21. Iam very much interested on this job plz sir/madam give me some idea.

  22. hello there, i graduate from Unity University and i just started learning french . i will like to apply the position you are offering. thank you

  23. interested .

  24. Margaret Mwila Kasali

    Hello,

    I am interested in becoming a UN volunteer.

    Regards

  25. I want to work with UN.

  26. Elizabeth Jackson Sini

    i am interested in the Job

  27. I am interested Please.

  28. Im a nurse. I am interested in this opportunity. Help me to find website from where i can apply

  29. Im a nursing student awaiting for result. I am interested in this opportunity. Help me to find website from where i can apply. Im from Nepal.

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