The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the peace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers. Now you have a chance to become a member, JOIN UNV!
WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF UN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM?
International UN Volunteer assignments generally run for six to 12 months, with the possibility of extending for one to two years. Short-term assignments are also requested by our partners from time to time. International UN Volunteers are entitled to certain allowances. UN Volunteers are people aged between 18 to 55 years who want to engage in development and peace initiatives worldwide.
YOUR BENEFITS FOR VOLUNTEERING WITH UN?
The purpose of allowances is to enable international UN Volunteers to sustain a modest and secure standard of living at the duty station.
Allowances provided are:
- Volunteer living allowance: a monthly allowance intended to cover basic living expenses
- Travel expenses: for travel to duty station upon appointment and for repatriation at the end of the assignment
- Settling-in-grant: a grant calculated on the duration of assignment, paid at the beginning of the assignment
- Insurances: life, health and permanent disability insurance
- Annual leave
Resettlement allowance: calculated based on the duration of assignment, paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.
CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY STATUS
The UN Volunteer Programme is looking for motivated and talented youths between the ages of 18 and 55. (Note: You must be younger than 55 years 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.
MODE OF APPLICATION FOR UN VOLUNTEER
All UN Volunteer assignments to volunteer abroad application form is online via the official website. Use the Application link provided on this website to start your application free of charge. Start your application online via this link: https://www.unv.org