Volunteer in your Home Country

National UN Volunteers are entrusted with a wide variety of roles and their duty stations range from capital cities to remote villages. There is no typical profile – each national UNV assignment is unique and has its own specific requirements. UN Community Volunteers do not require academic or professional experience. However, for other categories, the assignment may request higher education and professional competency.

Type Of Opportunity




Age Range


Language Required

Depending On The Country

  • 3-6 Months

  • Development and project management (community development, environment, programme and project development, project management, monitoring and evaluation);
  • Legal affairs (human rights, protection, resettlement, reintegration, repatriation, refugee status determination, child protection);
  • Political science (civil affairs, political affairs);
  • Public information (reporting and external relations);
  • Engineering (civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering); and
  • Health (general medicine, public health)


  • engage in an assignment which will enable you to make a lasting impact
  • create a ripple effect that extends far beyond the immediate results of your efforts
  • each mission has specific objectives

Learning Outcomes

  • create a positive impact
  • be a significant force for achieving peace and development
  • get first-hand practical experience with organizations working in the development sector
  • extend your network among different organizations and make invaluable connections

UN Volunteers (UNV)

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. It is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). UNV works with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism.

Area Of Activity

Promoting peace and development in communities around the globe