The first step to take part in the United Nations Volunteers Programme is to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements (see below). If this is the case, register your profile in the Global Talent Pool. Profiles from the Talent Pool are then matched with assignments offered by UN partner agencies. Approximately 2,000 assignments become available per year. Most assignments are filled through the Global Talent Pool without being advertised. Only special calls for assignments in highly specialized areas or in high demand are advertised.
The key benefit of being a UN Volunteer is the personal satisfaction the volunteer assignment brings you as you make a positive impact on peace and development. However, UNV supports you during your assignment in several ways, e.g. through a monthly volunteer living allowance, annual leave, and medical insurance.
- Host Institution: The United Nations.
- Number of awards: Around 2,000 every year.
- Target group: Open to all nationalities.
- United Nations Volunteers Programme Benefits
United Nations Volunteers Programme Eligibility
- Candidate for the volunteers programme must satisfy the following minimum requirements
- A university degree or higher technical diploma;
- 25.years old minimum (no maximum age limit);
- A minimum of two years of relevant work experience;
- Good working knowledge of at least one of the three UNV working languages: English, French and Spanish.