Investigative Report on United Nations Youth Volunteers (UNV)
As a youth seeking to pursue a career in research and sustainable , I am working towards improving my experience and adding my knowledge on how to attain sustainable development and social equity in the world. The United Nations Youth Volunteers (UNV) is a section of the United Nations dedicated to provide youths with volunteer opportunities to allow them to apply knowledge learnt in class and enable them to experience the real world environment while striving to address sustainable and societal issues affecting various vulnerable groups in the society. With this in mind and wanting to volunteer with UNV, I have taken it upon myself to research on better understand of how UNV functions. Specifically, the research will address the following issues:
· The existing volunteer opportunities in UNV.
· How to become a youth volunteer with UNV.
· The benefits of volunteering with UNV.
The purpose of this report is to provide you with a brief summary of how UNV functions. Being your mentor, this information will enable you to draft a good recommendation letter that will be relevant to your application as a volunteer at UNV. The recommendation letter will also boost your application as it will highlight your skills and abilities relevant to the existing volunteer opportunities.
Existing Volunteer Opportunities at UNV
UNV mainly offers volunteer opportunities in the fields of peacekeeping, sustainable development, and community development depending on the existing tasks. Volunteers seek to better the lives of community members and also help in solving present and future challenges.
How to Become a Youth Volunteer with UNV
UNV is open to youth volunteers aged between 18 and 29 years. Usually, the assignments vary depending on the job requirements. Therefore, education background and work experience also matters and this allows individuals with zero to two years of work experience to apply. Once an assignment requiring youth volunteers is advertised, interested candidates are required to apply for them through the UN job portal. In addition, the individual should have an interest in enhancing sustainable development and conducting community work in or outside their country.
The Benefits of Volunteering with UNV
Volunteering with UNV will allow youths to build on their skills and interact with members while handling field assignments. This will boost their confidence and CVs. UNV volunteers also enjoy monthly stipends and this boosts the financial status of youths. In addition, the youths can choose to conveniently work online, physically, or travel to the country they want to volunteer in and this expounds their thinking and perspectives about the world.