Want to be inspiration in action? Discover how you can become a United Nations Volunteer.

Sipar staff, Seun Sokhuan, assists children they read books in Kak Village, Kak commune, Borkeo Disctrict, Ratanakiri on June 13, 2018.
UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Todd Brown

Volunteering is an excellent way for you to make a difference in your community, while acquiring critical experience and soft skills, like communication, negotiation skills and self-confidence. However, it is very important to make sure that your volunteering efforts are contributing to the good of society, rather than inadvertently harming the children and families you are trying to help.

If you have an undergraduate degree, work experience and an interest 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.