How long can I serve as a national UN Volunteer?

Assignments of national UN Volunteers can be with an initial contract of 3-12 months, generally with a possibility to extend to maximum 4 years. Short-term assignments of three months and less are also required from time to time by UNV’s partners based on particular needs in their projects and programmes.

The UN Youth Volunteer initiative offers assignments from 6 months to a maximum of 24 months.