UN Volunteers in Zambia
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.
Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.
UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN volunteers, throughout the world.
The UNV programme in Zambia was established within the UNDP Country Office in 1982. The UN volunteers Field Unit manages UN volunteers serving in development assignments in UN Agencies, various Government structures and Civil Society Organizations. Currently, 30 volunteers on assignments in Zambia are making distinctive contributions in the areas of:
- Human Rights (click here for more information on UNV work in Human Rights);
- Electoral Support;
- Poverty Reduction;
- Environment and Climate Change.
The UNV programme engages people to contribute their time, skills and knowledge through voluntary action. One can volunteer as a national, international and online volunteer. For information on serving in Zambia as a national UNV volunteer, kindly contact: