Bring Un Volunteers and staff together
Bring Un Volunteers and staff together
Photo: Ali Irfan (left), international UN Volunteer Associate Shelter Officer with UNHCR in Liberia, with UNHCR colleagues at the inauguration monument of the durable shelters.
© UNV, 2019

Bring UN Volunteers and staff together

Building one team of your UN Volunteers and staff

Nurture trust and harmony in your team. Understand there may be sensitive relationships between UN Volunteers and staff members; this is not unusual in the early days. Encourage your staff and UN Volunteers to trust and collaborate, speak openly, respectfully and productively. Challenge suspicions and assumptions on both sides.


You play an important part in helping volunteers build a healthy sense of purpose, identity and contribution. See below for some useful tips: