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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.

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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.


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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  1. Ikeh chizoba blessing

    Nice one. ……..Will apply

  2. There’s no link for application in the article pls can I get it thank you

  3. Have tried severally to volunteer because I have this passion to help others but I am yet to get such opportunity . Will be very excited to have such opportunity

  4. When is the program starting?

  5. Good development… it would be a golden opportunity for people to futher develop theirselves

  6. Will definitely apply. Cool👌

  7. Ok. Would like to get more of such information. 👌

  8. Eleoba Tochukwu chidinma

    Nice one. How can I become a part of them

  9. Were is the link….I would love to be part of this

  10. Pls admin do confirm the link not in the article for application. Thank you

  11. what is the application link

  12. ADOUKSOUMA Samuel Doe

    Venir en aide au couches vulnérables et personnes en situation de crise est ma préoccupation ainsi que celle prônée par les Nations Unies donc je me propose volontaire

  13. Emportant votre rcritmon pour nous tous!

    Merci pour votre proposition de toutes service travaux chez vous

    Je suis très contente de savoir si vous avez-vous des nouvelles de votre rcritmon je vous remercie pour votre proposition

  14. Je suis un jeunes tunisien, ingénieure informatique qui croient en liberté et en droit de de l’homme j’ai été membre en amnesty international et président des jeunes pour ligue nationale des droits de l’homme section ben arous , je suis le fondateur d’un club à mon université qui défend les droits de l’homme

  15. Where is the link to the online application

  16. Where can I find the the link so that I can apply now

  17. i truly need to apply . please help me with the link.

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