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Become a Highly Paid UN Volunteer in 2019/2020. Apply Today

If you are inspired to take concrete action for global peace and development, take a look at the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

Every year, up to 8,000 qualified and experienced women and men of some 160 different nationalities volunteer at least six months of their lives to help others. These UN Volunteers work in some 130 countries promoting peace, responding to disasters, empowering communities and helping to build sustainable livelihoods and lasting development.

UN Volunteers come from dozens of professional backgrounds but all of them are catalysts of positive change. They are encouraged to be creative and entrepreneurial, and foster volunteerism for peace and development both within and beyond their assignments. They work at the heart of communities in partnership with governments, United Nations entities and civil society.

Being a UN Volunteer is not a career (you are currently limited to four years of service), but it is rich with opportunities and experience and offers huge personal rewards.

As a UN Volunteer you receive a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which covers basic needs, housing and utilities. Additionally, UNV will provide a settling-in-grant, life, health, and permanent disability insurance, return airfares and a nominal resettlement allowance.

Below are special calls for assignments currently in demand. We only advertise positions here when seeking applicants for a specific area of professional expertise and/or for projects that require larger numbers of UN Volunteers. In order to be considered for these special calls, you must first register your profile in the UNV Global Talent Pool. Each of these special calls has a unique code which you must directly select from your profile page

Note: Applicants who wish to be a Volunteer are advised to download and fill the application form for our future calls. United Nations’ Volunteer normally considers applicants who has record in their Global Talent Pool.

You can find this code and application instructions in the last paragraph of the description of assignment, available once you click in the boxes below. Please note that this is not a complete list of all current UN Volunteer opportunities. The majority of assignments are filled by candidates whose profiles are matched directly from our Global Talent Pool. Less often, opportunities to volunteer online are also advertised here.

  • UNV Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

          Deadline: 01 July 2020

  • Finance Associate

          Deadline: 22 December 2020

  • Human Resource Officer

Deadline: 20 June 2020

  • UN Youth Volunteer in Youth, Peace and Security

          Deadline: 23 August 2020   Select Your Place of Service As A UN Volunteer


  • All applications are on-line and free.
  • Applicants should understand that UN does not have agents for this Volunteer Program.
  • Applicants are advised not to make on-line or off-line payment to any site or agent respectively.
  • Applicants can access the on-line form

UNV is looking for a diverse cross-section of volunteers: just like you. Be our inspiration in action. Join this team of remarkable people and make real change happen.

Take the first step and visit www.unv.org to find out more and register your details, or go directly to the special calls for UN Volunteer assignments.

Are you ready to be a volunteer?

  • Do you have a university degree or a diploma of higher education?
  • Do you have a working knowledge of English, French, Arabic or Spanish?
  • Is it important for you to work in a spirit of partnership and solidarity?
  • Are you motivated by and dedicated to volunteerism?
  • Are you available for short-term assignments (six to 12 months)?
  • Are you ready to serve in hardship locations? (UNV supplies 25% of all international civilian UN peacekeeping personnel and 17% of UNHCR field personnel)

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