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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 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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  2. Bonjour je suis Oumar de Guinée , besoin d’être volunteer merci cordialement

  3. no comment

  4. Je suis Adiko Fiacre de la côte d’Ivoire j’aimerais bien être volontaire dites moi comment faire svp

  5. Je suis du Burkina Faso et je veux être volonteer

  6. Benedict L. Dennis

    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.

  7. je suis tres content de faire partie du volontariat je suis pret pour integrer votre structure…

  8. 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.

  9. je m’appelle Inna Aissatou, j’aimerais bien être UN volonteer

  10. Matilda V. Sanoe

    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.

  11. Je suis disponibles.
    Résidant au Bénin et titulaire d’une licence en droit privé.


  12. Am want to be part of u UN Paid Volunteer work


    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.

  14. kouakou ehui firmin

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

  15. Mohamed bockarie

    Hello am Mohamed Bockarie from sierra leone am interested in UN volunteer work


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

  17. c’est passionnant de venir en aide a autrui

  18. Am very interested un volunteers team how could me join?

  19. Salut.je togolais et je veux bien etre volunteer.
    Help me to joint the association.thank you

  20. Je m’appelle Élisabeth je suis senegalaise je suis intéressée par le volontariat.
    I am interested in the UN voluntory work

  21. 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

  22. Andrew Momoh Saffa

    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.

  23. I’ m interested in this work.

  24. Nlandu Makambo constant

    Je veux devevir ( a canadien red cross)

  25. SOWOUBO koffi Agbéssi

    I want to become un volunteer to support man ans woman whose wanted to help us

  26. I am interested in voluntary work.

  27. m Sofia m Ugandan and m interested in working with the United Nations

  28. Ahamada Saandi Tabibou

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    Thanks you very much

  29. Ahamada Saandi Tabibou

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    Thank you very much

  30. I’m interested to become a UN volunteer worker

  31. I am interested to become a UN volunteer.

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  33. HARAHAGAZWE Janvier

    Comment devenir Volontaire!??? J’en ai besoin!!!!

  34. Kelly Sonjowoh

    I’m interested in the UN paid volunteer

  35. Zambian citizen
    Participated for voluntary work with vso

  36. Dolly Marylane Tsapi

    More about volunteering?

  37. bonsoir, intéressé par UN volunter pour adhérer

  38. Je veux egalement etre volontaire

  39. Hi . I am Youssouf ,from Guinea I am intereeting working with UN Volunteer.


  40. Houssein naguib houssein

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

  41. ngirikiringo justin

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

  42. 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.

  43. Je me nomme Zemele Vincent Eric, je voudrais l’être aussi mais je ne suis pas dans mon pays qui la cote d’Ivoire, je suis en Tunisie

  44. Je desir être volontaire .

  45. I’m interested

  46. Bonjour, moi c’est BIALABINA Madihaba koffi, je voudrais être volontaire. Merci

  47. Bonjour je m’appele Stéphane je sui camerounais je veux être membre

  48. Am interested in the UN volunteer work

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  50. Gregory Mwandira

    Am interested.


    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.

  52. Am a social worker am willing to work with un

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    Thank’s for serve the Humanity

  54. Alhusainsaid@gmail.com

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

  55. 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

  56. Benjamin mwanganda

    Malawian rilly wish to work ewith you

  57. Je suis interesse a un job .merci

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  60. Am a kenyan citizen and am interested in voluntary to work under united nation thanks in advance if considered

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