Support the emergency response to Libya as a volunteer

As a volunteer, you can support the United Nation’s humanitarian and emergency efforts in response to the floods in Libya. Find out how to become an on-site UN Volunteer or Online Volunteer.

How can I apply?

To become a volunteer, candidates must register and complete a profile through UNV's Unified Volunteering Platform (UVP). Explore how in these interactive or web-based guides. As a candidate registered in the UNV Talent Pool you can apply to on-site and online and assignments, which are advertised on the Unified Volunteering Platform.

How can I help as a UN Volunteer?

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

  • Emergency response, immediate relief operations
  • 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, 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 on-site 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 Unified Conditions of Service (Annex-05), available in the Explore section of UVP. 

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On-site UN Volunteer assignments

Duration: Assignment duration varies between 3-12 months (with possibility of extension)

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

Conditions of Service: Selected UN Volunteers are entitled to a monthly living allowance, entry lump sum, life, health and permanent disability insurance, annual leave.

For further information, refer to the Unified Conditions of Service and the Explore section of UVP.

How can I help as an Online Volunteer?

In addition to on-site UN Volunteer assignments, UNV also facilitates online volunteering opportunities. UN entities, civil society organizations and governmental institutions working on sustainable development collaborate with individuals interested in contributing to the work of these organizations via the Internet. Online volunteering assignments are also published on As a candidate registered in the UNV Talent Pool you can apply to both online and on-site assignments.

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 from 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 recognizing their contributions.

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