Registration for COP23 Volunteers Now Open

Call for Volunteer Applications for COP23

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV), in partnership with the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement (UNFCCC), is accepting applications for volunteers in the organization and facilitation of COP23 from 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany.

UNV will be accepting more than 650 volunteers to support a wide range of operational task throughout the event, including working with the City of Bonn to guide visitors, supporting the conference within both the Bula and Bonn zones, working on sustainability and green projects, among many other responsibilities.

Volunteer requirements can be found below:

Age: Candidates should be at least 18 years of age.

Educational background: Candidates with an academic or professional background related to sustainable development, international relations, law, business or public administration, environmental studies, social sciences or other specialised fields are especially encouraged to apply.

Language skills: Working knowledge of English is required. Working knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. Working knowledge of German is an asset.

Professional knowledge and job-related skills: Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team. They should also demonstrate tact and good judgement. Previous volunteering experience is an asset.

Special efforts will be made to ensure the inclusion of vulnerable groups, including refugees, people from least developed countries and small island developing States, and persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to those available for all event dates. However, applications will also be accepted from those with limited availability.

Please note that visa assistance (including letters of support) will not be provided. Volunteers must ensure their own legal status in-country. Furthermore, volunteers must secure their own travel and accommodation, and cover all living expenses.

Registration is now open. Candidates are invited to apply at: cop23volunteers.com

The registration deadline is 8 October, 2017.

UNV Volunteer Announcement