What exactly does a national UN Volunteer do?
National UN Volunteers frequently wear many hats. The types of activities in which national UN Volunteers engage include:
- strengthening capacities of local communities so they can participate effectively in development activities and gain access to government services;
- fostering social inclusion and empowerment of marginalized communities and persons;
- encouraging national and local volunteer initiatives; and
- promoting sustainability and local ownership of development and peacebuilding activities.
National UN Volunteer Specialists should meet all of the following criteria: