How to Work as UNV Volunteer?

If you have free will, commitment, and want to engage and express solidarity for peace and development, you are welcome to join us as a UN Volunteer.

The National UN Volunteer specialists are based in metro/state capital cities and district headquarters.

The minimum requirements to become a National UNV volunteer are as follows:

National UN Volunteer specialists

  • At least 22 years of age
  • Academic Credentials – at least a Bachelor’s degree
  • Well-qualified and suitable older candidates can serve as National UN Volunteers up to an age covered by the life insurance carrier

Maximum periods for National UN Volunteering

A person may serve for a maximum of four years for National UN Volunteer assignments. The period served as a National UN Volunteer will be reset and the person may serve again up to a maximum of four years as a National UN Volunteer after a lapse of 10 years after completion of the last National or International UN Volunteer assignment. The maximum period of National UN Volunteering will only be reset once during a lifetime.

The vacancies with brief terms of reference are available on Careers section, and/or published in local media. Candidates are requested to kindly complete the online application following the template for CV whenever there is a vacancy.

How to Work as an Online Volunteer?

Nothing counts more in peace and development work than the people in the field – onsite.

But there's a way to leverage additional skills from anywhere in the world - online. 

The UNV Online Volunteering service connects non-profit development organizations with volunteers who provide support through the internet. 

Anyone can be an online volunteer via the UNV Online Volunteering service. All you need is a computer, an internet connection and skills to offer. 

There are no costs involved. Online volunteers cooperate across the world, without ever leaving their own homes.

Many non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments and United Nations organizations are using the service. They provide descriptions of their volunteer opportunities explaining what they need from online volunteers. These opportunities are published on the service’s website. 

Interested individuals identify opportunities that match their interests, expertise and skills, and submit their applications, through the website, directly to the organizations, which select the volunteers they would like to engage in their activities. 

For more information and to search for online volunteering opportunities to which you can apply, see

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Contact UNV India office

United Nations Volunteers
United Nations Development Programme
55, Lodhi Estate
New Delhi - 110 003, India
Tel: 91-11-46532387
Fax: 91-11-24627612