United Nations Volunteers (UNV): UNV Roster and Volunteers

As a part of its activities, UNV opens up opportunities for professional women and men to serve as UNV volunteers and contribute to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Listing Details

Organization Name
United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Organization Mandate
United Nations Volunteers is the United Nations focal point for promoting and harnessing volunteerism for effective development. It is entrusted with raising awareness of volunteerism and its contribution to development, providing technical assistance to develop volunteerism, and mobilizing volunteers nationally and internationally.
Postfach 260 111, Bonn, Germany
Address 2
(49) 228-815 2000
Non-profit organization?
3-6 months
Age (min)
Age (max)
Price range
Application process and requirements
To become a UNV volunteer one should fulfill the following minimum requirements: - A university degree or higher technical diplomas; - Several years of relevant working experience; - At least age 25 (no maximum age limit); - Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism; - Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment; - Ability to adjust in difficult living conditions; - Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; - Prior volunteering and/or working experience in a developing country is an asset.
Arabic, English, French, Portugese, Russian, Spanish
Requires good working knowledge in at least one of the three working UN languages (English~ French~ Spanish). Some placements also require knowledge of Arabic~ Russian or Portuguese.
Funding information
Settling in grant, living allowance, travel and insurance are all provided.
Student status required?
Qualifications required
Undergraduate Degree


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