Who we are
Our organizational structure
UNV is based in Bonn, Germany. UNV has a staff of around 150 at headquarters, and almost 7,000 volunteers deployed in the field. UNV also has an Office in New York, four Regional Offices in Bangkok, Dakar, Nairobi and Panama City that develop regional interventions to advance peace and development, and around 80 Field Units that represent the organization at the country level. Olivier Adam (France) is our Executive Coordinator.
The current UNV Strategic Framework is dated from 2014-2017 and concentrates on five themes: access to basic social services, community resilience for environment and desaster risk reduction, peacebuilding, youth and national capacity development through volunteer schemes.

UNV in the Media

26 May 2017
Kazakhstan has evolved into a vibrant society since its independence almost three decades ago. Volunteerism is increasingly taking front stage – with people more aware and interested in pitching in for social and community work. And there is huge potential of coordinating volunteerism for development in Kazakhstan...
24 May 2017
Toily Kurbanov, UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator, visited Astana on 23 and 24 May to meet the Government of Kazakhstan and explore avenues for cooperation with Nazarbayev University and with volunteer involving organizations. 
Employment and Internships
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, and employment opportunities, as well as internships, are mostly in this location. UNV adheres to UNDP policies and procedures for recruitment and staffing. We are seeking staff who are committed to the ideals of volunteerism. We offer a wide range of opportunities at various levels in different professional and support areas. Competitive salaries are offered commensurate with experience.