Volunteering with UNICEF
If you have an undergraduate degree, several years of work experience and are interested in long-term volunteer opportunities in developing countries, you may be eligible for entry into the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme. This is a United Nations common programme, which recruits volunteers for assignments throughout the United Nations system, including UNICEF. Application procedures and information are available at the UNV Web site. (external link)
UNICEF does not recruit volunteers directly. Volunteer opportunities are offered through the U.S. Fund for UNICEF(external link) in the case of US-based volunteer work. Similarly, UNICEF National Committees in other industrialized countries can provide information on volunteer activities for their respective citizens.
For US-based volunteer opportunities: please contact the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for information on volunteer opportunities throughout the United States. The mailing address is: United States Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. 10038.
If you are a national of an industrialized country, you may contact the UNICEF National Committee in your home country for further information.
UNICEF does not provide scholarships, fellowships or grants.
UNICEF Youth Advocates Programme
The Youth Advocates programme, developed by UNICEF in partnership with United Nations Volunteers Programme, offers young people between the ages of 18 and 24 an avenue to act as agents of change. A total of 38 national and 12 international vacancies are available for 2018 – 2019 in 33 different countries across the UNICEF network.
Through a one-year UN Youth Volunteer placement in UNICEF country offices, young people will have the opportunity to work on youth participation and youth engagement projects that make a difference for every child.
Visit the Youth Advocates Programme page to learn more!