You can help people with your knowledge, skills, and time by becoming a UN volunteers.

This is an opportunity to make a contribution to peace and development.

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The UN offers 3 types of volunteer activities:

  1. Volunteering abroad
  2. Volunteering in the candidate’s home country
  3. Online volunteering.

Volunteering abroad

Un volunteers work abroad from 6 to 12 months (sometimes the term can be extended from 1 to 2 years).

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Sometimes UN volunteers are required for a short time (up to 3 months).

Organizers provide volunteers:

  • finance to pay for basic expenses;
  • payment of travel to the place of work;
  • financial assistance that is paid upon arrival at the workplace;
  • insurance;
  • annual leave;
  • financial assistance that is paid at the end of the work.

Requirements:

  • candidate must be over 25 years old;
  • completed higher education;
  • experience of at least 2 years;
  • Excellent knowledge of at least one working language of the UN (English, Spanish, French);
  • have a desire to be a volunteer;
  • ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • desire to work with people and local organizations;
  • ability to live in difficult conditions;
  • managerial and interpersonal skills;
  • experience or volunteering in a developing country.

If you want to become a volunteer, you need to create your own page in the UNV Global Talent Pool .

The page must be filled in English, French or Spanish.

As soon as a job appears that corresponds to your skills and knowledge.

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You will be contacted via e-mail, which you indicate on your page.

All questions can be sent in English at roster@unv.org

More details on the official site.

Volunteering in the candidate’s home country

Do you have a desire to make a contribution to the development of your native country?

You can do this by becoming one of the UN volunteers.

You will work together with other volunteers from different countries.

The service life of UN volunteers is different (from 2 weeks to 4 years).

Organizers provide:

  • finance to pay for basic expenses (physical, vaccination);
  • payment of travel to the place of work;
  • finances to pay for the basic living expenses of the volunteer and his family;
  • financial remuneration at the end of the work;
  • providing living conditions if the volunteer will work in unacceptable conditions;
  • annual vacation;
  • insurance.

Requirements:

Each volunteer work is unique and has its own requirements.

Minimum requirements for volunteers:

  • a citizen of a country or a candidate who legally resides in the country can become a volunteer;
  • a candidate must be over 22 years old (there are vacancies and for candidates over 18 years old);
  • bachelor’s or master’s degree, in some cases it is enough to have a completed secondary education;
  • at least 2 years of work experience;
  • candidates must know (be able to communicate and write) their native language (s) and know one of the UN working languages;
  • have a desire to be a volunteer;
  • ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • desire to work with people and local organizations;
  • ability to live in difficult conditions;
  • organizational and interpersonal skills.

Categories of volunteers:

  1. Special volunteers . Higher education and work experience is required.
  2. Working with people . It is necessary to have completed secondary education, communication skills; volunteers should live and work in their communes.
  3. Working with young people.
  4. Volunteers for another job.

View job openings on the website of the organizers. If you are interested in one of the vacancies, you can apply.

All questions can be sent in English at roster@unv.org

More details on the official site.

Online volunteering

The UN offers many vacancies in different categories for working online. Each vacancy has its own requirements.

Choose a category and work can be on the UN website.

Detailed information and answers to questions can be obtained by contacting info@onlinevolunteering.org