Photo: UN Volunteer Will Seal, serving as Communications Officer with WHO in the Pacific, travels by speedboat to Funafala, the only inhabited island in the Funafuti Conservation Area, in low-lying Tuvalu. Capturing the stories of people directly impacted by climate change is critical for advocacy on the issue. One of the nations most vulnerable to climate change, Tuvalu faces a range of problems caused by a changing climate – from food insecurity or lack of clean water access to increasing storms and flood risks. For Tuvalu’s islands, boats are the only way to travel, often limited during bad weather, and causing significant resource availability and evacuation challenges.
© WHO, 2019
Extend your volunteer's contract
Start planning for assignment extensions well in advance.
For your volunteer’s contract to be extended, we will need you to provide:
There is no right or expectation to extension, renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment or to employment with UNV or any other UN entity.
Based on your business needs, you may extend your UN Volunteer noting that they may serve up to a maximum of 8 years in their lifetime.
Donors usually cover the initial contract for fully funded UN Volunteer assignments – few may cover an extension, depending on availability of funds (ask when in doubt). They expect your organization to extend them under your own funding as a recognition of the volunteer’s commitment and contributions.
You can mobilize UN Youth Volunteers beyond two years under other volunteer categories through direct recruitment policy if they meet all criteria. However, these would be considered a new assignment with applicable cost recovery.