Before Apply to Become a UN Volunteer, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the values and commitment we expect from all United Nations Volunteers and the basic requirements for anyone wishing to create an account in the UNV candidate pool.
Values and Commitment
The United Nations Volunteer expects volunteers to be strongly committed to the values and principles of volunteering.
The United Nations Volunteer expects volunteers to be able to work in a multicultural environment.
The United Nations Volunteer expects volunteers to be able to adapt to difficult living conditions.
The United Nations Volunteer expects volunteers to have strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Application deadline: In progress
Are you ready to become an International UN Volunteer? You can contribute your time, skills and knowledge by volunteering with the UN. It is an opportunity to create a positive impact and to be an important force for the achievement of peace and development. Make a difference in the lives of many!
The first step in volunteering abroad with the UN is to determine if you meet the minimum requirements (see below). If so, register your profile in our global talent pool. The talent pool profiles are then associated with the missions proposed by the United Nations partner agencies. About 2,000 missions are available each year. Most missions are accomplished via the Global Talent Pool without being announced.
Requirements of UN Volunteer
The minimum requirements to be a United Nations international volunteer are:
25 years and over (no upper age limit); university degree or higher technical diploma; At least two years of relevant work experience in a professional context; good working knowledge of English, Spanish or French; Commitment to the values and principles of volunteering; ability to work in a multicultural environment; willingness to work with local people and organizations; Ability to adapt to difficult living conditions and to sometimes distant places; strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
International United Nations Volunteer missions generally last six to twelve months, with the possibility of an extension of one to two years. Short-term missions are also requested by our partners from time to time.
United Nations International Volunteers are entitled to certain allowances which should under no circumstances be considered as compensation, reward or wages in exchange for voluntary work.
The purpose of the allowances granted to volunteers is to enable them to maintain a safe standard of living in their places of employment.
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