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2022 United Nations Volunteer Program



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The UN Volunteer Jobs 2022 is now open and registration is ongoing. If you are interested and ready to become a UN Volunteer, you can join a million others to register and become an international volunteer through any of the available opportunities cutting across a wide range of professions. The UN volunteer programme is open to applicants from all nationalities.

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You can contribute your time, skills and knowledge through volunteering with the UN. This is an opportunity to create a positive impact and be a significant force in achieving peace and development. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve humanity and at the same time make a living, then apply for a UN volunteer job.

Details of UN Volunteers Program 2022

All you need to know about the United Nations Volunteers Program 2022 and how to apply to become a volunteer are detailed in this post as follows;

What It Involves

  • The International UN Volunteers promote peace and development in communities around the globe while upholding the ideals and aspirations of the United Nations.
  • Volunteers come from 160 countries, representing many cultures and backgrounds. They bring a wide variety of perspectives and approaches.
  • Your volunteer assignment will make a lasting impact. It can create a ripple effect that extends far beyond the immediate results of your efforts.
  • As a volunteer, you will learn about different cultures, expand your networks, study foreign languages and gain matchless professional and life experiences and More.
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Requirement for Becoming a UN Volunteer

The minimum requirements to serve as an international UN Volunteer or to take up the United Nations volunteer job are:

  • 25 years old and older (no upper age limit)
  • university degree or higher technical diploma
  • at least two years of relevant work experience in a professional background
  • good working knowledge of at least one of UNV’s three working languages: English, French or Spanish
  • commitment to the values and principles of volunteerism
  • ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • willingness to work with people and local organizations to draw upon the synergies between expert solutions and local knowledge
  • ability to adjust to difficult living conditions and sometimes remote locations
  • strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • prior volunteering and/or working experience in a developing country is an asset.

UN Volunteer Online Registration and Participation

Online volunteering has been crucial to upscale the impact of Youth. They are called to become a UN online volunteer which is especially helpful during this COVID-19 period. Coming from different countries and ethnicities, these online volunteers bring a variety of skills to the table. They have applied their skills and knowledge through a range of activities, including proofreading and translating communications materials and conducting research supporting COVID-19-related efforts. You can also choose to be a UN online volunteer.

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Applying for the Regional/Country UN Volunteer Job

In most cases, you can apply for the UN volunteer jobs through the regional grouping or at the country level – your home country. On the UN volunteer login or special calls page, seven (7) regions are listed as (below):

  • Arab States
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • East and Southern Africa
  • Europe and the CIS
  • Headquarters
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • West and Central Africa

Applicants will have to select any of the regions in which they have nationality or desire to volunteer.

Volunteer Duration and Benefits (Service Conditions)

  • International UN Volunteers assignments generally run for six to 12 months, with the possibility of extending for one to two years.
  • Short-term assignments are also requested by our partners from time to time.
  • International UN Volunteers are entitled to certain allowances.
  • The allowances are not necessarily salary but given for the purpose of sustenance during your service.
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How To Apply 

To apply for the UN volunteer job or for becoming a volunteer, you will take the following steps;

Step 1Check Your Eligibility

  • The first step to volunteering abroad with the UN is to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements.

Step 2Register

  • If you meet the minimum requirements, next you will proceed to the UN volunteer login page and register your profile in the Global Talent Pool.

Step 3Find A Volunteer Opportunity

  • To submit an application and become a volunteer, you simply should select a suitable volunteer opportunity from the special calls or from the pools of opportunities and apply.

HintYou can find opportunities easily by checking the country/region box or simply scrolling through the list of recently posted opportunities to find the ones that suit you.

The Application Deadline Varies

2022 United Nations Volunteer Program

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