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To enable Hong Kong people to participate in international volunteering, Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with UNV as its cooperating organization and the focal point of UNV activities in Hong Kong. The role of AVS is to promote public awareness of the UNV Programme and to facilitate experienced professionals to volunteer of the development for the needy countries and regions.

With the support of a number of professional and business associations in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong, China Committee on UNV (The Committee) has been set up under the auspices of AVS as an affiliate of the Hong Kong Council of Volunteering. Its membership consists of Agency for Volunteer Service, Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff, Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, International Chamber of Commerce-Hong Kong, China, The Hong Kong Dental Association, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, The Hong Kong Medical Association and The Law Society of Hong Kong.

The Committee is responsible for developing strategies to promote the UNV Programme in Hong Kong and for disseminating information about the UNV Programme.

  • Service area
    UNV's recruitment roster has over 100 professional categories, such as administration, finance and information technologies; agriculture; mass media; education and training; engineering; transport and communication; vocational trades and handicrafts; health; architecture, urban planning and heritage; natural sciences and resources; social sciences; law; project development; commerce and industry; emergency assistance and elections etc.
  • Qualifications and Experience required for UNV Volunteers
    • A university degree or higher technical diploma
    • Two years of relevant working experience
    • At least age 25 when taking up an assignment (there is no upper age limit)
    • Good working knowledge in at least one of the three UNV working languages:
      English, French and Spanish
    • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Ability to adjust in difficult living conditions
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
    • Prior volunteering and /or working experience in a developing country is an asset
  • Conditions of Service
    The vast majority of UNV assignments are based on six to twelve months renewable contracts, with the expectation that the UNV volunteer will serve one year or more.
  • NV Volunteers given assignment will receive:
    • Settling-in-Grant
    • Volunteer Living Allowance
    • Travel Allowance
    • Life, health and permanent disability insurance
    • Annual leave
    • Resettlement allowance

    Note: The above general provisions are summarized from the Conditions of Service for UNV volunteers. Any conflict or inconsistency, the “Conditions of Service for UNV” shall prevail.

For information about how to apply for the online UNV volunteer, please visit www.unv.org. Please read and fully understand the Programme before applying.

In general, candidates are put onto the UNV Roster of candidates for assignment selection.

For details, please visit the UNV website, www.unv.org

Local Contacts  
Agency for Volunteer Service
602, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building
15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Phone:
(852) 2527 3825
Fax:
(852) 2866 2721
Website:
www.avs.org.hk