Register in our talent pool to support emergency response in Eastern Europe

Are you interested in supporting the United Nation’s humanitarian and emergency efforts in response to the war in Ukraine? Check out the upcoming global talent fair for the Ukraine response, and currently advertised national UN Volunteer opportunities.

Participate in UNV's global talent fair

UNV has launched a series of online recruitment events to help the UN system source the best talent for the emergency response to the war in Ukraine. The first global talent fair will take place on 31 May, 11.00-13.00 CET, with Manuel Brakaj, of UNV's talent acquisition team.

Join the event to:

  • Learn more about UNV opportunities in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
  • Explore the specific eligibility requirements for volunteer assignments, for example the occupational categories, languages, skills, competencies and qualifying nationalities.
  • Understand the allowances and entitlements that UN Volunteers, recruited by UNV and hosted by UN partners, receive.
  • Engage one-on-one with hiring professionals and line managers from diverse disciplines to discuss your next career move – all via your computer, smartphone or tablet and entirely free of charge.


Are you ready to volunteer? 

Find out what national UN Volunteer opportunities are currently advertised in response to the war in Ukraine in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.


How can I join?

Check our list of potential areas of expertise to see if they match your skills and competencies:

  • Emergency response, immediate relief operations
  • Cross-border humanitarian aid operations
  • Refugee support, protection of internally-displaced persons 
  • Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination 
  • Programme implementation, management and development 
  • Communication, knowledge management, public information
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting 
  • Medical and nursing services, including mental health and psycho-social support 
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and, child protection, nutrition 
  • Food safety and nutrition, livelihoods 
  • Logistics and supply management, procurement 
  • Civil engineering and construction supervision 
  • Social work and community development
  • Admin, finance and HR support

If you have at least 2-3 years of professional experience in one of the areas listed above and you have solid language skills in English and Ukrainian or Russian, we invite you to create a profile in the UNV Talent Pool by registering in our Unified Volunteering Platform (UVP)

UNV publishes all its available onsite UNV assignments on Details of requirements and tasks are included in every Description of Assignment (DOA - akin to terms of reference) and may vary greatly. Please read the DOA carefully before deciding to apply. 

UNV assignments fall under different volunteer categories (Specialist, Youth, Expert), which have different eligibility criteria and entitlements. Check the Description of Assignment and the Conditions of Service (Annex-05) available in the Explore section of UVP. 


Onsite UN Volunteer assignments

Duration: Varies between 3-12 months (with possibility of extension)

Starting date: Most require availability at short notice (within 1-2 weeks) 

Conditions of Service: Monthly living allowance, entry lump sum, life, health and permanent disability insurance, annual leave.

Read the Conditions of Service for full information in the Explore section of UVP.

In addition to UNV assignments (onsite), we also facilitate online volunteering opportunities between UN entities, civil society organizations, and governmental institutions working on sustainable development, and individuals interested in contributing to the work of these organizations informally, over the Internet. Online volunteering DOAs are also published on As a candidate registered in the UNV Talent Pool you can apply to both online and onsite DOAs.


Online Volunteer assignments

Duration: Short-term, up to 20 hours per week for 12 weeks maximum

Starting date: Most require availability at short notice (within 1-2 weeks) 

Conditions of Service: Online volunteers are not UN Volunteers. Anyone above 18 years old, with or without previous experience, can apply to support online task-based assignments free-of-charge, anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteers contribute their time and skills without any financial compensation. Upon completion of their assignment, online volunteers receive certificates of contribution. More details can be found here.

More details about the requirements and tasks to be performed are included in the online DoA.