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 the 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 fulfil 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.

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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 peacebuilding.

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 they 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.


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 vary 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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  1. it’s my pleasure to meet up with this kind of opportunity, this been one of my wish to help make the world a peaceful place for every human race.I’m really interested in this program organize by un to help some volunteer who has passion for this.

    Hope to hear from you
    At any of your convenience time.

  2. I’m a Zambian citizen with a certificate in secondary school and a Craft certificate in mechanical fitting but I’m unemployed. I would like to work as a volunteer in your esteemed organization if given chance.looking for your positive response.

  3. Greetings ,
    My name is Matilda Vekeh Sanoe. I am a Liberian and a BSN/RN Nurse by profession.
    I am intersted in the UN Volunteer programs.

  4. It’s a great initiative put in place by the UN Secretary general. Impressive. And it’s worth it’s mission. It will be a great privilege for me to be part of this great mission. Humanitarian work has been part of my vision. Do well I pray u to give me other formalities of application. Thanks.

  5. J’aimerais un volontaire de l’onu pour sauver des vies et participer à ma manière au développement du monde

  6. I love the initiative and I’m willing to be part of whatever will bring sustainable development to my country Cameroon.

  7. Je suis intéressé par votre offre d’emploi, je suis de Guinée Conakry marié, père d’un enfant et diplôme en comptabilité gestion et j’ai plusieurs expériences en logistique ,en commercial, informatique et des expériences avec les ONG et les institutions

  8. My name is Andrew Momoh Saffa.
    I am the vice president for the reach in for the stars foundation (RIFTS), an advocacy organisation that fights against sexual harassment in schools, colleges and work place.
    I’m also the president for the END7, Fourah Bay college Chapter that campaigns for aid to help fight neglected tropical diseases.

    I want to be a UN volunteer inotder that i can gain more skills in advocacy, servant leadership, community development and peace building which are my passion in life.

    Please consider me.

  9. My name identité Ahamada saandi fromage Compris ,i ammore interested on the UN voluntory job.
    Thanks you very much

  10. My name IS Ahamada saandi from Comoros ,i am more interested on the UN voluntory job.
    Thank you very much

  11. July 6, 2018 at 10:16 pm
    Bonjour je suis houssein de djibouti besoin d’être volunteer merci cordialement

  12. I am Justin ngirikiringo I want to be a volunteer aas usual am red cross volunteer I have staficate first aid and disaster management

  13. I am Francis Karvah from Monrovia, Liberia, I hold a Bachelor’s degree in sociology major and Economics minor from the university of Liberia. I worked as focal person for archive of the United Nations mission in Liberia(UNMIL) and I am interested in becoming UN Paid Volunteer.

  14. BONJOUR, je suis DIKONGUE MAX THIERRY du cameroun ,artiste et guide touristique d’une association donc je suis cofondateur, je souhaite travailler comme UN volonteer cordialement.

  15. Hi…
    I’m Alhusain Said from Sahara Occidenlal and i’m a refuged in Algeria.
    I’m very iterestet to be volunteer.

  16. Am am Abigail Dominic from Nigeria love helping people anyone that needs my help am there, so am very interested in volunteering. Thanks

  17. Bonjour je suis Nigerien je serai tres ravi de devenir volunteer pour aider le monde. contacter moi s’il vous plait.

  18. hello humans i am suffring in my country pleas pleas accept me volunteer and i will see what i do pleas ….i like work withe humans not withe hipocreets

  19. hello humans i am suffring in my country pleas pleas accept me volunteer and i will see what i do pleas ….i like work withe humans not withe hipocreets and i am from algeria and i have36 years old my number phone is +213663187382

  20. Hello I want to thank u for this wonderful opportunity helping is one of the biggest dream I have ever had thats why I truly want to be part of the un volunteers I will be great full for these opportunity thanks Vanessa Nancy

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